I just read the article in this weeks newsletter on Heart Rate monitors...which one do you all use? I have zero idea on what to get...any input would be great!
Hi Reece or anyone else who uses the Polar H7!
I notice you use the Polar H7 Bluetooth with your iPhone using Polar Beat app. I'm looking to get this. How do you follow your feedback? Do you just look at your phone's app after your workout or do you wear your iPhone like the Polar watches during your workout to be able to see your heartrate etc in real time? If you do wear it during your workout what holder do you use to strap it on and do you strap it to your forearm? I would think using an upper arm holder wouldn't allow you to see it much. And do you find it straps securely and not bulky while your working out? And what type of workouts are you doing with it? I'm concerned about the bulkiness of it strapped to my arm when doing a Cathe step/circuit/metabolic training/weights whiles flailing my arms around etc. lol! Thanks for your help!
I have the Polar RS400, an older model that allows you to track 5 zones, not just 3. This is why I bought it. If they ever discontinue it, I'll stockpile it so I have enough to last me till the end. I haven't wanted to bother with their newer models.
Polar spent a lot of money on university sponsored research to create the Ownzone application on their HRMs. It gives a fairly accurate estimate of your VO2 max. It improves the accuracy of the number of calories burned during a workout. It is worth taking the test and setting up the HRM properly. It will also allow you to measure aerobic improvement over time.
I have the FT60. It worked well for several months, and then on occasion, it would just stop in the middle of my workout. I sent it back to Polar as it was still under warranty. They replaced the strap, sensor, and battery, and now it works beautifully. I am very interested in purchasing the strap and sensor that you bought, Reece. A woman at my health club has one and she also loves it. I'm such a visual person. I love graphs!The sensor and strap cost me $70.