What is the equivalent of a beep on a multimeter without a beeping function?

I have a multimeter that does not have a beeping fucntion and I need to test for continuity.

Set to 200 Ω, the multimeter shows 1 when the probes aren't touching, and 0.9 when the probes are touching. When I touch the probes to the two things the continuity between which I wish to test, the multimeter gives me numbers in the range of 60-80.

What is the equivalent of a "beep"?

What is the significance of numbers less than 1 or numbers greater than 1?

Anyway, continuity beep threshold in a multimeter would normally be something like 100 ohms (so a 500W/120V heater would result in a beep but a 10W/120V heater would not). For example, the EX410 has a 150$\Omega$ threshold.
So just look at the reading and decide if it looks more like a short or more like a resistance, based on the resistances in your circuit. I would normally consider something that's in the 1$\Omega$ range a short unless there are really long or thin wires involved.