Heart Rate Monitors

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    May 22, 2008 7:09 AM GMT
    Im bored of holding onto the built in heart rate monitors at the gym and plan to get one I wear.

    What are the best ones to get?
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    May 22, 2008 9:44 AM GMT
    The best HRM I have found are the Polar HRM. Lots of other companies make HRM such as Timex, Nike, Garmin.

    Most come with a chest strap that you put around your chest and it sends a wireless signal to your watch. There are also lots of other features that you can get depending on what your using it for. Also a personal watch is more specific if you get the option that measures calories burned.

    www.polarusa.com
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    May 22, 2008 11:06 AM GMT
    thanks man.
    ive taken a look at their site and there are so many options, any recommended Polar models?
  • NYCguy74

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    May 22, 2008 12:56 PM GMT
    The only real thing to look for is budget, if you just want it for the gym, go for a cheap watch. If you're just using it for the gym, and don't care about tracking/logging anything, just go for one of the F___ models.
    Try to get one with a coded transmitter though, I've had a couple instances where my neighbor had one, and my machine was picking up both, so it said my heart rate was about 250.

    I've also just got one from garmin that also has gps (it's an Edge 305), for use on my bike. It clips to the handlebars, and has speed, distance and all that stuff on the display. When i get home, i plug in , and it pops up on a map, plus it logs heart rate, speed, altitude, how fast the pedals are going, and all that stuff. They make ones for running too, that are in a HUGE watch. Mine doesn't have maps in it, so you can't see streets, but it does draw a line as to where you've been. There are ones with maps but they're way more expensive.
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    May 22, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    I've just got a cheap little ECG watch that I found at wal-mart.

    granted; you've got to actually sit there and hold your fingers to the electrodes for it to read your rate; but it still does the job.


    edit: It's made by a company called Mio. Miosport.

    tracks your ECG, and calories burned during your workout. pretty neat gadget.