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Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

The Importance of this Training Tool


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Great information! Report
I do have a Fitbit but I don't rely on that for my heart rate monitor. I just use my system itself. My system lets me know if I am exercising at a low level or high level of intensity because of how I am breathing, talking, or actually feeling. Thank you, Mayo Clinic for helping me to understand that within my own body!!!!


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I've been advised by my doctor not to use a heart rate monitor to check exercise intensity because my A-fib makes the reading less than useful. Report
I've seen other articles here on SP which say this is actually a problem with some fitness trackers--that wearing a fitness tracker and over relying on it, in effect desensitizes a person to their perception of how hard they did/didn't work. Report
A helpful tool but one of many in the tollbox Report
Great info...thank you Report
Like the article Report
Good article. Report
I'm glad you drew the parallel of speedometer and HRM because there are many people who would question the accuracy of BOTH!
Most of the time, they are accurate enough. Report
I just received a PolarFt1 from Amazon and it's going back. Why? 1. The settings were screwed up. All I cared about was seeing my heart rate. 2. The colon is blinking with no way to turn it off. Naturally, this has already been using up battery. It's made in China and been using battery juice since it left the factory in China?

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Great article. Need to get one. Report
I also had a polar HRM watch but i was not able to understand it , it was alt lease 2 yrs i had it and decide that i had to have somebody try to set it for me
I had to replace the bateries but the it got replace but he did not understand it either

Finely i had it set and it was not any good to me i still did not understand it , all i wanted
was to find out how much calories i was burning while i was doing exercise

Why do they make those watches so complicated it must be about 5 to 7 yrs ago
and i had pay 125$ at the time. would somebody would know of a watch that is simple
to set all i really want is how much calories i burn, while i do exercise Report

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