I have checked it manually in the past, a little bit of a nuisance, but not a terrible interruption to the workout. I used the six second count and multiplied by 10. You can get to the nearest five pretty easily that way and it only takes a few seconds.
On the other hand, I have an HRM now, and I love being able to glance at my wrist and see what my HR is.
Maybe look for a used one?
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it would be easier to use the talk test to gauge workout intensity, as you have to stop every time to manually check your heart rate.
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