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FMHS P.E. class goes high-tech

Originally published April 27, 2018 in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat.

By Skyler Holtkamp

There will be no slacking during Fort Madison’s PE class.

The FMCSD have recently introduced heart rate monitors for the high school Physical Education course. The monitors are designed to test a students exertion level by recording their heart rate.

Each monitor is connected by Bluetooth technology to a device controlled by the educators. The program is powered by Interactive Health Technologies (IHT). Those numbers are then sorted into heart-rate zones so each student can see what level they are working at and how long they’ve been in a certain zone. Read More