Caldwell Students Among First in Idaho to use Heart Rate Technology in PE

by Stephanie Hale-Lopez, KIVI TV

Students at a Caldwell school are among the first in the state to use heart rate technology to improve their fitness, proving gym class is not like how you remember it.

In a world where Fitbits and other fitness trackers are seemingly everywhere, the heart rate technology featured in those devices has made its way into gym class.

“At yellow, you’re at perfect exercise,” said Jose, a seventh-grader. “…and once you get to red, you’re at like, epic exercise.”

Students in Angie Rodger’s physical education class at Heritage Community Charter School sync their wrist-worn heart rate monitors before jumping into the day’s lesson.

“I feel excited,” said Julian, a seventh-grader. “I feel like I’m doing good in class.”