Heart Rate Monitors"
If you don't need trophies to prove you've been working out, but you do like to keep track of how high you get your heart rate and sometimes know how many calories you've burn…
- CJ, 08/07/11
This is a good hear rate watch overall. Personally mine has trouble picking up my heartrate some time (I doubt I am actually dead) but I use it almost ever workout. The oran…
- Catherine, 05/27/11
...and it's not because it broke or stopped working the first. Someone stole it when I had it hanging on my backpack, or it fell I didn't pay attention to that but I just can'…
- Georges, 02/20/11
Love the interface of this watch. Although there are five major functions: time, altimeter, barometer, compass and heart rate meter. The program organized them together well a…
- Zhe, 08/09/13
This is my second heart rate monitor, and I selected the M2 due to the comfort heart rate strap. Other brands with similar price still offer the stiff plastic strap. The watch…
- Jared, 05/04/11
the staff at the Chicago Moosejaw was very helpful and knowledgeable when I was deciding which heart rate monitor to chose. Thanks to them I am very satisfied with my decisio…
- Dean, 01/04/11
I got this for Christmas (and my dad transfered the points he earned with the purchase to me, so you know.... double whammy). I wear it every day on my training rides as I pr…
- ALICIA, 03/23/12
This does exactly what I need it to for working out! Tracks my heart rate and calories burned, and it's cute to boot! The only thing I WISH it did was track my heart rate AL…
- Mariah, 11/02/12
Does the basic job of giving calories bruned and heart rate. The chest strap makes sure you get an accurate reading. Doesn't look bad either!…
- Michael, 05/24/10
If you're looking for something to keep you informed of your progress in your exercise routine, this is really all you need.
Tracking up to 10 sessions worth of data, but…
- Timothy, 01/14/11
Extremely easy to use
Coded transmitter prevents interference
No multi-sport capability
Computer uploading not worth the extra cost
- Daniel, 12/29/10
There are many reasons I really like this HRM, but the best thing about it is the fitness test. It's great to be able to check your progress in some meaningful way if you're…
- VANSA, 09/11/10
I have been using the Suunto Quest for a little over a month. I use this to track my heart rate when I run/bike/weightlift. I have it paired to the dual ANT heart rate monit…
- Paul, 11/08/12
I bought this for my mom as a surprise gift and she was really excited about it (though she said it didn't come with instructions on how to use it, so she's looking online to…
- Clara, 02/13/12
Ann Arbor, MI
I have had this watch for close to 2 years now and it is still going strong! It tells me all I need to know, my hart rate, target zones, workout history, time, and some other…
- Kelly, 07/12/13
About Heart Rate Monitors:
The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day, but unless you are wearing a heart rate monitor then you may be missing out on beats without even knowing it. Furthermore, if you can’t keep track of your heartbeat then you may be a vampire, or a zombie and not even know it.
Heart rate monitors help you understand exactly how much stress you are putting on your body when you are exercising. If you’re working out in any capacity, especially doing heavy cardio like running or cycling you can improve your cardiovascular health by keeping an eye on your heart. I can’t wait until we live in a world where everyone wears a heart rate monitor, people will be healthier and it will be easy to pick up on the biometric signals that start to show when someone is attracted to you.
The only difficulty that a heart rate monitor presents is making sure you can tell the difference between the monitor and a watch, because if you get scared that you are going to miss your meeting the monitor is going to speed up and then you will think you are going to be really late… this cycle could continue till your heart reaches a dangerous number of beats per minute. Heart rate monitors, they’re not watches, but still really neat.