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I am new to all of this also and I just bought a Polar Ft60 HRM. I really do like it. It's very accurate and fairly easy to use. You can get attachments like a Stride Sensor that will track your distance and pace. It does not have GPS capabilities but that wasn't a feature that I felt like I needed at this point. Whatever you decide to purchase, check out different websites if ordering online. I found Bodytronics to have the best prices and many different brands. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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4/28/14 5:30 P

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I've been happy with my Polar heart rate monitor -- still working perfectly after 5 years. I did have to replace the battery after about 3 years or so.

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4/28/14 12:45 P

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remember you get what yo pay for too. I do not recommend the HM watch from Reebox. I bought one for about $18-23 and less than a year it konked out on me. they fixed it twice, replaced it once and the replacement stopped working after a month. emoticon





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I like to know how far I have gone and a gps watch will do this - along with calculate pace (which is very useful when trying to run at a specific pace).



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It's for runners who want to know how far they are running and how fast they are running. If you are only interested in calories burned, you don't need a GPS watch.

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why does the gps seem to be so necessary for a runners hrm watch? just trying to understand it all and thank you!



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Yes, a regular hrm is all you need to calculate calories burned while running or doing any cardio exercise (where you sustain an elevated heart rate). All the GPS component adds is distance and pace. But that's not needed to calculate calories burned.

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Thank you Live2run4life i was wondering if there were anytype of hrm watches that can do running, power
walking and cardio in one...and does it have to be one with gps can a reg hrm figure out heart rate and calories for running without the gps?
just curious if anyone has one that does everything on it.



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Fitness watches are designed for cardio, not strength workouts. They won't give you accurate data for the latter. For cardio workouts like zumba, a good heart rate monitor is all you need. For running on trails and the road, a GPS watch is probably the best choice. Get one with a heart rate monitor and you can use it for zumba for calories burned. Make sure you get one that doesn't require connecting with the satellite to make those calculations. It's quite possible that the construction of your gym might block signals (mine does).

I have a Garmin Forerunner for when I am running outside and a Polar heart rate monitor for cardio workouts indoors, including running on a treadmill.

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I use a Garmin Forerunner for running and biking outside.

Other types of watches might be better for inside workouts.

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i do run occassionally on the treadmill not much just mostly outdoors or trails, and other workouts like aerobics zumba, power walking, strength and circuit training...



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Where do you run (treadmill, outside?) What sort of other workouts?

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Hi I'm new to running and need a fitness watch that works well with running and other workouts looking for advice on this



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