Program uses heart rate monitors to track and motivate students

Originally published Nov. 21, 2017 by KOLO-TV, Reno.

During P.E. Tuesday morning, you can tell the seventh graders in the gym at Pine Middle School are working hard. And they can tell, too, because some of them are wearing something on their wrists that let them know their level of exertion.

“I call it a heart rate monitor,” says Malia Miles, a seventh-grade student at the school.

Miles is one of the students at the middle school participating in a pilot program. She gets to borrow the wrist heart monitors twice a week during P.E. as she tries to get her heart rate up for at least 20 minutes. Read More