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by Karl Connor Fitness Articles

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Heart Rate Monitors – A Buyer’s Guide
If you’re looking at heart rate monitors for the first time, find out as much as you can before you buy.

Buying a heart rate monitor is a real investment in your exercise programme and using one to its full potential can help you to maximise the effectiveness of your training. For that reason, it’s worth doing some research before you buy, so that you’re sure you’re getting the right heart rate monitor for your needs.

Three Steps to Heart Rate Monitors

You could look at a selection of heart rate monitors on a website or in a health and fitness shop and just pick the one that looks best to you and fits into your price range. Once you get it home, however, you may find that it’s not quite what you wanted. Get it right first time by following these three simple steps.

  1. Know what you want – why are you considering heart rate monitors? Do you train with someone who uses one? Have you read about them in the fitness pages and want a new gizmo for your training? Maybe you just want to get your training regime right and you know that monitoring your heart rate is a good way to do that. Before you buy, sit down and think about why you really want a monitor and what you’ll use it for once you’ve bought it – training occasionally when you can fit it in, or sustained training every other day or more. This will help you to decide between the various levels of monitor available so that you buy the one that best fits your needs.
  2. Look for features – once you know what you want, look for heart rate monitors that have the features you need. If you want to be able to download the data from your monitor onto your computer, you need to have a fairly sophisticated model. If you want particular read-outs, such as calories burned, or peak heart rate during the session, you may find that not all models offer everything you want. Compare the available features on the heart rate monitors you’re interested in so that you choose one that offers you a full range of required functions.
  3. Price – obviously, you will need to decide how much you’re prepared to pay. Heart rate monitors vary in price, depending on how complex they are, and how much you’ll spend will depend on how much spare cash you have, and what level of monitor you need. An expensive monitor may look great, but is wasted if you don’t use most of the features.
Heart Rate Monitors from Fitsense

At Fitsense we have a range of quality heart rate monitors from leading brands, offering you everything you need in order to find the right product for you. From straightforward monitors to elite athlete products, we can help you to get the very best value for money. If you’re not quite sure what you need, take the time to look at each monitor’s details or check out our comparison pages, which help to make your decision easier. You can buy online today, or call our customer services team on 0151 324 2201.
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