With a "single handle" the return value is a string representing the selected value, while with "double handles" the item will return a string of colon-separated values: for the lower and the upper range values.
Based on the number of the "Handles" you have the option to bind the slider's value to page item(s). To do so, the "Bind Value to Item(s)"" option has to be checked and the target page item(s) needs to be listed in the "Set Item(s)" attribute.
Note: if you use a step size greater than 1 and set the page item with a value that is not a valid step value then the number will be rounded to the nearest step size. Similarly if you set the page item with a value outside of the range boundary it will be set to the minimum/maximum respective value.
Changing the value of the slider automatically updates the item's value; the same mechanism applies the other way around, too.
If the provided value is out-of-range, the value will be set to the closest end of the slider.