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My HRM beeps!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

I have had my heart rate monitor (HRM) for about a year now. Maybe longer. I've used it almost every time I've worked out since I got it. In other words, it is not new.

So imagine my surprise when I heard it beep on Saturday. emoticon

I knew that I would be mowing and trimming our yard on Saturday. With our wet spring and busy lives, the lawn hasn't been mowed as consistently as it should. And, when it was mowed, the grass wasn't always bagged (read - not bagged at all!). That combination meant a long mowing session was in my future. Just for giggles (yes, I'm easily entertained) I decided to compare the calorie burn on my HRM with what SP gave me.

Since I wear gloves to trim and mow, I turned on my HRM while I was still in the garage, before staring any machinery. And it beeped! Then...throughout my mowing escapade, when I stopped to empty the bag, I would hear it beep again! Apparently, it is supposed to beep. I just never heard it before! I've always had music going before.

The things you learn when you pay attention to your surroundings. Who'd a thunk it?
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RWETHAIRYET 7/15/2011 4:09PM

    I've heard mine beep..both when the heart rate is too low and too high...
There is a handy dandy button that'll shut it off when you get sick of listening to it beep, haha.

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ELYMWX 7/13/2011 11:46PM

    Honk!

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AJDOVER1 7/13/2011 7:26PM

    I've been listening to the darn thing beep since we started down Route 66!

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AUNTIEANNE22 7/11/2011 11:24PM

  Quiet can teach us many things.
We are in a drought, so the lawns are finally not growing like crazy.

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CARRAND 7/11/2011 9:39PM

    Was it beeping because your heart rate was too low?

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KENDRACARROLL 7/11/2011 10:19AM

    Well, at least it doesn't mean that you're having a heart attack...
I successfully postponed my mowing and trimming task yesterday - anytime you're ready :)

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CARLANNIE 7/11/2011 10:11AM

    The world is full of beeps. The one you shouldn't ignore is the beep in your dashboard when your gas tank is below empty emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 7/11/2011 8:21AM

    Ya never know, do ya Barb? emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/11/2011 8:09AM

    This makes me laugh!!

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BKNOCK 7/11/2011 7:36AM

    You crack me up!

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USFBULL 7/11/2011 2:08AM

    emoticon Beep!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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