Okay, I've had one for a while, but never tried to use it regularly. Today I got it working and put it on just to wear while I went about my day before talking a walk. Sort of wanted a base rate kind of info, since I have been whining about how some days walking from the bedroom to the kitchen can make me out of breath.
Well, it has been a couple hours and now I'm not sure whether to be worried about lack of fitness, or pleased that I seem to exceed the norms for my age. [220-67=153, my max workout rate. 153x.6=91.8, my aerobic 60%. 153x.8=122, my anaerobic rate.] My resting heart rate is about 85-90, so walking out to the kitchen (50') gets me up to aerobic workout levels, LOL.
Not withstanding the above, I have been averaging 3500-6000 steps per day for some time. I walk a little over a mile just about every day. Some days this is much harder to do than others, but I no longer need to rest up for two days after strolling down the the bay and back!
Recent stress test (way too short IMHO) seemed to reassure my doctor that I can exercise safely, so I guess the medical establishment is not worried. I'm just wondering if anyone else has numbers that don't seem to match the heart rate monitor guidelines...
Over the hill, learning to enjoy the view
| current weight: 200.0