Get one with a chest strap. They just work. I had one before that was wrist only, and it never read my heart rate (always had an error), plus, I always had to stop and try to check it.
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Yes, definitely get one with a chest strap. It's a more accurate reading.
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chest straps continually monitor, whereas you have to stop your activity to use finger sensors, therefore giving you a less accurate reading.
The price difference is minimal and the chest strap is generally very comfortable (I only had problems with mine if I wore it 3 or 4 hours on very hot days), I don't see why anyone would get a HRM without a strap.
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I have an HRM w/a chest strap and had to get new batteries. Sent to Timex and they "fixed" it and it is not right. How can I have a Heart Rate of 38 when I'm doing low impact aerobics, wouldn't I be...umm...
So, don't think my HRM is doing a good job, in the market for a new one. What do you suggest? chest strap or just a watch one?
I use it to see how many calories I burn in a workout, then that's it, I don't need it for anything other.
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