Heart Monitor

I need a new heart monitor. In my End of Month Update I mentioned I purchased the FitBit Blaze. Well, I returned it after reading reports of it not measuring accurately AND also wanting to buy the wireless headphones. 

I’m in the market for a heart monitor now. I want to see how my heart rate is doing while I’m running so I can adjust accordingly. 

I was thinking of getting a chest strap over a wrist option simply because I have a Fitbit already that’s tracking steps and anytime I got out for a run I use the Runkeeper app to track distance with GPS. It would be redundant getting a wrist HRM with all the bells and whistles. I want something simple and accurate. 

Research time. Any recommendations would be appreciated 😄

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4 thoughts on “Heart Monitor

    1. I’m really torn. I was thinking I want the chest strap for two reason, one the one you mentioned. The second I didn’t want another wrist watch or tracker. I think might need to try both.

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  1. slowandsteadydave

    I now have the Garmin Forerunner 620 which tracks movement (GPS) and records heart rate (with strap) and I love it. I like the data from Garmin to Strava and Training Peaks. All very useful for training.

    I used to have a Polar FT1 which I found to be a very reliable monitor. I had it paired with equipment at a local hospital and it was right on the mark. Runkeeper can be paired with most Polar heart rate monitors. You can check them out at the address below.

    https://support.runkeeper.com/hc/en-us/articles/201110396-Supported-Heart-Rate-Monitors

    Hope that’s helpful.

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