12 December 2006

Heart Rate Monitors for Christmas

If you want to get the most from exercise workouts it helps to be able to measure your heart rate in real time. Most monitors use a chest strap transmitter and a wrist receiver that can double as a watch. Strapless heart rate monitors are now available as well, and advanced models also measure heart rate variability - a reliable indicator of fitness.

The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate has been popular in athletics for many years. Now, anyone wanting to improve everyday fitness can use the same concept of heart rate training to reach their training goals.There are a wide number of receiver designs, with all sorts of advanced features. These include average heart rate over exercise period, time in a specific heart rate zone, calories burned, and some advanced Heart Rate Monitors offer detailed data that can be downloaded to a computer.



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