Suunto M4 - HRM Watch
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today was the first day I used my new watch. After all the drama with Zappos (they had sent me a worn watch, with it’s WORN heart rate monitor!! It was gross, you could totally see the sweat stains on it. I can’t believe they sent that out!), I’m glad I like it! It’s super cute.
The watch is very cool, it has 3 different settings where it gives you suggested workouts. I think that’s a really good idea because it can help you reach your goals. It also tells you when to exercise! When I woke up this morning and looked at the time, underneath it said “workout day.” If you’re wearing the heart rate monitor it’ll let you know if you have reached your daily goal (it’s got this neat ticker that fills up).
Today I walked my dog like normal. I tried to do their recommended program, but I couldn’t do it with the dog. When I finished it told me that I had completed 84% of my target. Later when I did my pilates videos it added that workout to what I had already done, which gave me 124%.
The heart rate monitor works really well. It works better than my Timex one and seems to be much more accurate. The Timex one would say that my HR would jump up to over 200 when I was walking, um…I don’t think so.
It was surprising to see I burned a lot more calories on my walk than I had previously thought. My neighborhood is on an incline so I have to walk up hill half the time. I was also surprised to see that I didn’t burn as many calories doing pilates as I previously thought. However, the video I did today though is pretty easy.
I hope now that I’m getting more accurate with my calorie expenditure that I can lose weight more efficiently.