Recommendations on a heart rate monitor?
March 2, 2005 8:25 PM Subscribe
Recommendations on a heart rate monitor? I'm 27 and I go to the gym four to five days a week with a ratio of about 80% weight training (3-4 days) and 20% cardio (1-2 days). I'd like to do more interval training to lower my percentage body fat and many of the online resources describe this in terms of heart rate. Not knowing a thing about heart rate monitors, I thought I'd ask here.
posted by Handcoding to health & fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't need many features, I suppose. I would like one which can "talk" with the (Precor) elliptical machines at the gym so that I can see my numbers on the machine's large display. I noticed that all of the elliptical machines at my gym are labeled "Polar compatible" but that's not to say that I wouldn't buy a different brand as along as it spoke the Polar protocol.
It would also be handy, I suppose, if it could tell me how many minutes I spent exercising in total and how many of those minutes were in my target heart rate zone. I think I'd like to spend less than $100 on this, though I might consider something slightly more if it's significantly better than models under that limit. Lastly, I'm open to any links on interval training if you have some handy.