Continuous heart rate monitor

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by The Persian Prince, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. The Persian Prince

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    Looking for a good continous heart rate monitor that displays throughout the whole workout not only every 15-30 seconds or so. I'd prefer no strap but it's not a big deal. Looking for the fewest bells and whistles I don't need GPS/ stored data etc.

    Looking to get in great shape for a fight this summer would like to try training with a heart rate monitor for conditioning.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. ripskater

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    Joel Jamieson used to sell a good one on his website. It was for a good price too. That was years ago though.

    I think the chest strap monitor is more accurate. So if that's the case, I'd get one with a strap.
     
  3. The Persian Prince

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    Thanks I'll look around for it. Ive read that they do tend to be more accurate, but I don't know how substantial the difference really is.
     
  4. ripskater

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    I'm not sure either. Personally with my uneducated opinion I'd go for the strap.
     
  5. The Persian Prince

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    Yeah Im starting to lean that way myself. Kinda turns itself into one of those "if you're going to do it do it right" scenarios.
     
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  6. ripskater

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    The monitor I had was Polar from Joel Jamieson. He doesn't sell it anymore from what I can see. But it was like the RS 100 if I remember. Eventually it broke and I got a bottom of the line Polar. I should not have gotten it cause it didn't show HR and exercise time passed on the same screen. That sucked cause I couldn't read HR and if I'd run 10 or 15 minutes. I had to flip back and forth.

    So don't make my mistake. Get one that shows hr and exercise duration on the same screen.

    Like you, I don't need gps and all that fancy stuff.
     
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  7. The Persian Prince

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    Yeah that's mainly what I'm looking for something with continous heart rate/exercise duration in optimal heart rate range. I just don't need gps/fitness tracker bullshit that adds $200+ dollars to the price tag
     
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  8. ripskater

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    If it was me, I'd just get one that has hr and duration on the same screen. It won't be the cheapest and it won't be the most expensive. I feel like Polar was a great brand though. So I'd get it again.
     
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  9. The Persian Prince

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    OK thanks I'll take a look at all there stuff I just don't want something over complicating the simple function I want it to do lol
     
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    I have a suunto, some fitbits are okay but they are finicky during exercise.
     
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    I ONLY use the chest straps with my athletes. Wahoo and Polar are my go-tos. They all eventually purchased their own.
     
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