Heart rate monitors have been developed to help you track your individual heart rate during exercise. While helping you to check whether or not you are meeting your targeted heart rate zone, monitors can also calculate such items as calories burned, time in the target zone and heart rate recovery time. Some monitors log your progress so that you can download the information to a computer. Most receivers also serve as watches with calendar, alarm and stopwatch functions
Most heart rate monitors include a chest strap that picks up electrical output of the heart. This information is transmitted to a receiver, usually worn on the wrist. The receiver is designed to be as comfortable as a watch and to provide for easy read-out and easy changes among functions. Because they get a workout, the durable receivers are usually water-resistant and scratch-resistant
Your choices are wide. Multiple functions can add to price. Women will want to consider models that are designed for smaller wrists. If more than one person will be using the monitor, you may want to pay attention to the ease of adjusting the transmitter strap. If you want to keep a digital log of your progress, computer compatibility should be considered.
To know if you're in the zone, how long you've been there, and how long you have left in your routine, a heart rate monitor may be a great addition to your basic workout equipment.
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