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Anxiously awaiting my new (non-pink) toy!!!


Friday, January 04, 2013

So my Polar FT60 heart rate monitor decided to push up the daisies on me. Long story short, even with 3 battery changes (yes I actually went to the store three times to buy batteries thinking maybe the batteries were on the shelf too long, maybe try a different brand...) anyhoo, it's just... Dead.

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For me, one of my biggest "motivations" is to come home and jot down all my 'stats' for my workout (I have a ridiculous ocd-esque excel spreadsheet even), so I was TOTALLY BUMMED that it would take a whole two days for my newly-ordered (thank you amazon & 2nd day shipping!) toy to arrive.

I still went to Zumba yesterday, but man my wrist felt naked. I really felt like so much of my motivation was gone! (As for my calorie burn, I just averaged the last three classes for this particular instructor and used that number)

ANYHOO, wondering if anyone else is a heart rate monitor affectinado, and if anyone else has a Polar FT80 (which is the new model I just bought) - it appears to have lots of bells and whistles (I give myself like, 3 months before i can figure them all out haha)

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The SAD part about it though, apparently a more 'serious' HRM only comes in 'serious' colors... no more pretty pink for me.

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But for now, I'm ANXIOUSLY AWAITING MY NEW TOY!!!

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I can't WAIT to be able to play with my new shiny when it gets here, that will triple my motivation for sure!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHEBESS 1/5/2013 1:04AM

    Yeah..........I wear my pedometer everywhere, and have a spreadsheet for my walking............been doing this for five years, actually........

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SUSIQZER 1/4/2013 4:01PM

    I love a good OCD spreadsheet... mine has graphs. ;)

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MSPRIS3 1/4/2013 1:07PM

    I am a HRM user!!! Love mine, I have the Timex iron man with the chest strap, use it for everything!!!

I used to have one that didn't have a chest strap and I didn't find it accurate enough for my liking.

Be sure to share how you like your new toy!!

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GUITARWOMAN 1/4/2013 12:16PM

    This is an interesting topic for me!

I don't like the chest bands, find them really uncomfortable.

Do you think that a wrist only monitor is useful?

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BILLALEX70 1/4/2013 9:43AM

    Bummer about watch!

I've got the old school F11 and other than batteries and new strap its worked flawless. Sometimes a new toy can ignite the flame.

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NIKKI81416 1/4/2013 9:36AM

    Great job going to zumba even without your extra motivation! Now I want one of these toys.. emoticon

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