Heart rate monitors are gadgets that are a very wonderful tool to have for both those who have heart related problems and those who are looking to improve their workouts. They are used to monitor your heart rate at all times during the day.
If you are exercising to lose weight, your goal should be to maintain your heart rate in the ideal ‘zone’ for fat burning. However, too much of a good thing is not good either. The heart rate monitor allows for accurate measurement of ones heart during exercise so that the recommended levels for your age/fitness level are not exceeded.
Choosing a heart rate monitor can be tricky. The following is a review of some:
The Polar F11: This heart rate monitor is a great version. You can use the program “Keeps U Fit Workout Program” to meet your personal goals. OwnZone is another feature that allows one to monitor the heart and it tells you how many calories you are burning. It uses a coded transmitter to find your heart rate and you will not have interference from other monitors.
Polar A3: This model is less expensive. It works like a personal trainer in its ability to allow you to track the previous workouts. It’s easy to use and very accurate.
Garmin Forerunner 301. This heart rate monitor uses GPS to help you throughout your journey through health fitness. Runners can use this monitor to track how far they have gone what the heart rate is during that time. When your heart rate improves this monitor will adjust your target zone to keep pushing you to the next level.
Acumen Eon Basix ES: This is for the beginner. It’s easy to use and has the beginning functions. It has a target zone function that you can program.
Of course, always ask your doctor for his recommendation on heart monitors for your specific needs.