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Old 03-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Heart Monitor Watch

Does anyone wear one of those watches that calculates how fast your heart rate is and how many calories you've burned?
I guess it's just another gadget to have/wear, but I am curious how accurate it is. I am especially curious because I don't know if I trust the machine's calorie count and heart rate.
Then again, it may drive me crazy trying to burn X amount of calories each day and keep my heart rate up.

 
Old 03-15-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: Heart Monitor Watch

I have a plain heart rate monitor which is very accurate, but any thing that calculates calories burned is going to be an estimate. Anything taking your weight and heart rate into consideration will be fairly accurate, but I don't trust the HR monitors on most machines either. They tend to register way high or way low compared to my monitor, so I'd definitely recommend getting your own if you're interested in keeping track. Polar is a pretty reliable brand, but there are a lot of different kinds out there. Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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Re: Heart Monitor Watch

I use Mio heart rate monitor watch.Works pretty good for me.Take care.

 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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Re: Heart Monitor Watch

how do you know what your heart rate should be? do you use the age scale on the machines? or can it depend opn ehart disease in your family etc??? cause ive got lots of that in my family....

 
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