Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Heart Rate Monitor Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Monitor.

1SHARES
Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

How to Measure for Exercise Intensity without a Heart Rate Monitor

The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes...  Read more

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal...  Read more

Getting on the Treadmill

A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the...  Read more

4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Workout Routine

When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn't the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and...  Read more

Check your HR monitor, but your HR has probably dr
Updated

Check your HR monitor, but your HR has probably dropped a couple of BPM since you started. This means your body is getting more efficient and acclimated to your workouts, and it's probably time to change up the pattern....  Read more

We use generally-accepted rates of calories burned
Updated

We use generally-accepted rates of calories burned for various activities. Our tracker also bases your individual calorie burn on your weight, because people of different weights burn calories at different rates....  Read more

There are lots of HR monitors out there. Most of t
Updated

There are lots of HR monitors out there. Most of them have a strap that goes around your chest, but require a wristwatch or phone app to read/access the info. I chose my Fitbit Surge because it doesn't have a chest strap, just the wrist part....  Read more

I use my Fitbit Surge to gather heart rate data al
Updated

I use my Fitbit Surge to gather heart rate data all the time; I wear it on my wrist. It checks my heart rate every 5 seconds when I'm at rest (not moving), and every 1 second while I'm in motion....  Read more

Heart rate is a way of getting a more accurate mea
Updated

Heart rate is a way of getting a more accurate measure of how many calories you burn during a workout. It tells you how hard your heart is working to sustain your activity. Most exercise machines are not as accurate as standalone HR monitors....  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

Before I had a heart rate monitor I was totally overestimating my calorie burn and underestimating my calorie intake. My heart rate monitor detects how many cals I burn, what my heart rate is at so I can make sure to stay in my fat burning zone, and...  Read more

Target heart rate monitors rule!!

The heart rate monitors and calorie counters on exercise machines aren't very accurate. I have a heart rate monitor that has an alarm when I'm not in the target zone for cardio and it counts calories. It's like having a personal trainer to tell you...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

dailySpark Holiday Giveaway Week 3: Listen to Your Heart

Today we kick off week 3 of the dailySpark Holiday Giveaway. We've already given away two great prizes: customized cereal capsules from [me] & goji and SparkPeople apparel. This week we're giving away 3 Timex T5G971 Unisex Sports Personal Heart Ra...  Read more

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

Accurate Numbers are Important: Gym + Heart Rate Monitor + Calorie Differential

First off I have to say I'm thankful for Sparkpeople and all the tools that are provided to help me along this journey. However, today I realized some numbers with Sparkpeople just don't add up. I noticed this when I wore my heart rate monitor at the...  Read more

Ode to My Treadmill and My Heart Rate Monitor

Iím in love with my Treadmill, And my Treadmillís mad about me. Iím in love with my Heart Rate Monitor And my Heart Rate Monitorís mad about me. The Treadmill makes me stronger, While the Heart Rate Monitor makes me safer. The Heart...  Read more