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Heart Rate Monitors, which to chose?!?!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Okay people, so now that I am serious about this journey...I'm thinking a heart rate monitor would be an intelligent investment! So, I'm looking for suggestions on a brand you ladies currently have or have heard work great! I am hoping to get one that tracks calories burnt along with my heartrate! Through my research, I tend to be leaning towards the Polar F7 or F6?? Do any of you have either of these??

Thanks so much for your help and advice...I really appreciate it!!!
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PURPLEVALENTINE 2/5/2010 7:13PM

    I have the Polar F7 and love it! Super easy to use and is not too high tech!

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SANDLADY48 1/18/2010 4:59PM

    This from the polar site:

SPECIAL NOTE: The F6 Will Soon be Discontinued!

The brand new Polar F7 will be replacing it. The F7 comes with Wearlink+ chest strap (more comfortable and has changeable batteries) it also has a more accurate OwnZone feature. All in all making it a great value for money upgrade.

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KERRYANN67 1/18/2010 10:38AM

    I personally love my wrist heart rate monitor by Bowflex. However, the polars are very similar. I think what I like most is just having it there for whatever fitness activity I do, I always know just how hard to push or when to pull back a little.

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LOVE2LIVE! 1/17/2010 9:13PM

    Hope you like it! I have a Polar FT80 and really like it.

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~LACY~ 1/17/2010 8:59PM

    Thanks for all the advice...After TONS of research and suggestions...I ordered a Polar F6 tonight...I'm excited for it to get here, hopefully asap!!! =)

Thanks again!!!

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LYNNANN43 1/17/2010 4:10PM

    I got my pink Polar F6 last Monday. I LOVE it!!! It's so nice to know what I'm actually burning and how hard I'm actually working!

And it's even a cute watch on it's own:D

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TERJEGOLD 1/17/2010 3:19PM

    All of the Polar monitors will do for you what you need. Many will do a lot more than you probably need. If you go to the Polar website, they have a great tool for letting you specify the functions you need or want then they will suggest models and let you compare features.
I have used a Polar F6, F11 and now F55. I love them all but, other than a few extra bells and whistles (LOVE the TROPHY!), they all have been similarly great choices for me.

Comment edited on: 1/17/2010 4:19:50 PM

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SANDLADY48 1/17/2010 12:25PM

    The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge posted the following:

we have strictly gone to the FT 7's. It has exactly what you need, & doesn't have what you don't need. They now come with the comfort straps and can be had at a reasonable price ($109).

Hope this helps. When I was there, I used my Garmin, but a lot of folks had these and were able to track their daily calories burned, once they got them calibrated.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/16/2010 5:37PM

    I would like to know as well. LOL.

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HEATHERANN421 1/16/2010 11:35AM

    When you decide please let me know!! lol I've *sort of* been looking too, only mine is going to have to be seriously on sale. I'll be checking back to see what people suggest!

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IGUANA44 1/16/2010 11:11AM

    It's interesting that I actually found SparkPeople in my search for a heart rate monitor! I wanted something simple that could (mostly) count calories for me. I found a really good one at my local sporting goods store and I wear it every day just as my normal sporty looking watch, too. It's the Sportline Solo 915 Heart Rate Watch. There's one for female and one for male. I really like it and all I have to do to check my pulse is touch the little metal piece around the face and it senses my pulse by measuring the electrical signals on the skin like an ECG does.

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