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Advice Wanted From the Community: Heart Rate Monitors

FitSugar reader ShelleyHFan needs advice picking out a new heart rate monitor. Can you suggest a good one?

Hi Everyone,

I am intent on starting a fitness routine and I want to get off on the right foot. I want to increase my energy level and get heart healthy. I was thinking of investing in a heart rate monitor because I want to begin with a walk program, and then a walk/run program. I think I should get a monitor that will help me with what my heart zones are and what range to stay in, etc.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend something fairly simple to use that will help me with my fitness goals. I think my budget allows for anything that is between $75 and $125, but I'm open to any suggestions regardless of price. Do you know of any new, top quality heart rate monitors, or any model that fits my goal?

I want to follow the many walk/run programs I've read about here on FitSugar (and elsewhere), and maybe participate in a half marathon one day (of course not to stress my heart, just strengthen it).

I love reading FitSugar, I always learn something new and how there are so many options to choose from and ways to get fit.

Thank you for all that you do, and the cool Fit groups!



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