Discussing :: Heart rate monitors


Heart rate monitors

I'd love to hear what people have to say about the benefits/drawbacks of heart rate monitors. I use 'map my run' on my phone and I was thinking about getting the HRM that goes with it, or would I be better off getting a standard one?


Im so wanting one of these! I love to know how many calories ive burnt and what my heart rate gets up to etc. This is definitely on my wishlist!


Has anyone used them and any ideas on which one to buy?


I have used one before and at the time they did do what I wanted from them but personally it made me paranoid to because I keep checking mine all the time, it was one of those ones you wear across the chest that showed or the info on a wrist watch, was it worth the cost of buying it now in hindsight probably not but at the time it was what I wanted. If you are wanting to purchase a suitable one, speak to a personal trainer or make sure the people selling it are knowledgeable enough to know which particular HR monitor suits your requirements


What I love about the map my run app., is that you can set it to give you audio feed back. It makes it so much easier to know my speed and distance. Would certainly be interested in a heart rate monitor, that worked with the app. Hearing a voice would be preferable to looking at a screen. Plus, it graphs all of that data, so you can analyse consistency, highs, and lows.


Love the Samsung heart rate monitor. In fact the whole package is a great incentive to follow a healthier lifestyle.

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