Target Heart Rate Calculator

Calculate Your Target Heart Rate

Target heart rate is the ideal range of heart rate reached when you are doing aerobic exercise which can help you get the most benefit from the workouts. The results may vary due to different ages.


Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest. Normally, the number is between 60 and 100.

Note: This Target Heart Rate Calculator calculator is based on averages, the recommended target heart rate is for reference only.

Your Target Heart Rate Zone is:
  • Very Light
    50 - 60%
  • Light
    60 - 70%
  • Moderate
    70 - 80%
  • Hard
    80 - 90%
  • Maximum
    90 - 100%

A suggested target heart zone during aerobic exercise is between 50 percent and 85 percent and the exercise should be lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes in order to get the best results.

For moderate-intensity physical activity, one's target heart rate should be about 50-70% of his or her maximum heart rate. For vigorous-intensity physical activity, the target heart rate should be about 70 to 85% of his or her maximum heart rate. This maximum rate is connected with his or her age. It is estimated by deducting the person's age from the number 220.