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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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  • PHEBESS
    Yeah..........I wear my pedometer everywhere, and have a spreadsheet for my walking............been doing this for five years, actually........
    1363 days ago
  • SUSIQZER
    I love a good OCD spreadsheet... mine has graphs. ;)
    1363 days ago
  • MSPRIS3
    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!!
    1363 days ago
  • GUITARWOMAN
    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?
    1363 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    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.
    1363 days ago
  • NIKKI81416
    Great job going to zumba even without your extra motivation! Now I want one of these toys.. emoticon
    1363 days ago
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