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8/29/12 12:07 P

HRM's can be quite motivating. Just keep in mind that they tend to be very accurate for well-studied cardio exercises like running and cycling. For other cardio, expect some errors. HRM's are for cardio exercises only, and not useful for anything else. Typically an average Polar should be OK, unless you want to work out outdoors and need a GPS. I have a Garmin 310xt that I love, equipped with a GPS, and pretty good at tracking the calories burned running or cycling.

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8/29/12 11:48 A

I've had two different Polar brand HRMs. I liked the first one so well, I upgraded to a model that had more options. I have an F11, but I'm pretty sure they don't make them any more. It is fairly simple to use and offers some small level of workout planning. It also has a way to upload files to the Polar website for easier viewing and tracking of activity. It's quite possible other brands have similar features too, but I've only ever used Polar.

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8/29/12 11:16 A

Can anyone recommend a HRM with a chest strap? I have never used one but would really like to be able to see what I burn during exercise. I feel like it would push me to keep going and be motivating. Thanks!

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