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Do You Wear a Heart Rate Monitor?

I used to never wear a heart rate monitor, but now I love working out with one. In fact, on the days I forget it, I feel totally naked. I realize that not everyone wears a heart rate monitor, so I am curious about you guys. Do you wear a heart rate monitor while exercising?

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hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I bought one a few months ago and I love it! Really pushes me to workout harder, longer and more often. Mine keeps a weekly "diary" of my workouts and a total for calories burned that week. I make it my goal to beat my previous week.
turkhaven turkhaven 9 years
I have always wanted one, just not had the dollars to invest yet.
Amander Amander 9 years
I got one as a Christmas Gift (Polar F6), and I honestly am not sure how I got buy without one. I like how it keeps not only a daily log of my activity, but also a weekly one. It motivates me to get in that extra workout sometimes, because I don't want my "weekly exercise report" to say that I only worked out 3 or 4 times. I use it swimming, spinning, running, lifting, and during yoga. Love it!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
I don't have heart problems
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't wear one but i've fthought about it many many times
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
At first I didn't really wear my heart rate monitor when I got it. But once I got it figured out by asking one of the trainers at my gym... I have loved it ever sense! Its the only accurate way to tell how many calories you're burning and to know which correct zone you're in. As my favorite Spin teacher says, "Exercise Smart get a Heart Rate Monitor." The only downfall is as a woman the heart rate monitor chest strap and a sports bra can feel a little tight and restrictive.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
No, but only b/c I can't really afford one at the moment.
Tutta Tutta 9 years
I don't because I don't have one. I did take the quiz though so hopefully that'll change! ;) Otherwise it'll go on my Amazon wishlist...hehe
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
No, but I would like to have one...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nope, never...
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I wear mine sometimes. The ellipticals that I use at the gym have an accurate heart rate monitor on them so I don't need to use it there, but my treadmill at home it doesn't pick up my heartrate very well so I wear my Sportline watch/heartrate monitor then. I got it at Target for 40.00 and it's great.
adelka adelka 9 years
I love mine and wear it 95% of the time :)
kia kia 9 years
I always wear the watch component but seldom wear the chest strap that relays my heartbeat. I sometimes use the whole system but only to sort of check-in with my body once in a while, sort of like a benchmark.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I have never worn one...
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I too feel naked when I don't have mine. My trainer is super big on wearing one but I put it off for the longest time. Seemed like a waste of money. But I finally gave in and it was probably the best thing I've bought in a long time. It's so helpful and i love it!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I religiously wear mine. I absolutely love it. I've had it for 2+ years and I don't know what I ever did without it!
yasume yasume 9 years
I have a Polar F6 as well and I love it. I use it with all of my workouts not just cardiovascular. One of the best investments I have ever made.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
it cut off my heart :(
imLissy imLissy 9 years
I have a Polar F6 too and I <3 it :D I had to buy a new strap for it though, I guess cause I have such a small frame, the one it came with would often fall off :-/
catgirl1 catgirl1 9 years
I have a Polar F11, and I love it. However, it's really frustrating most of the time because I have a really high heart rate. My resting heart rate is normal, but it's in the high 170's to 180's when I'm running (6 mph). I'm only 26, so that's pretty high. I've been to a cardiologist, and he told me it's not a big deal. It's just annoying that I don't fit into the "zones" for light, moderate, and hard when I exercise!
mng355 mng355 9 years
I have the Polar F6 and I really don't know how I actually lived without it before! Its amazing (although I too get irritated when it doesn't read the pulse at the start sometimes). I really can't exercise without it.
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I'd love to get one, but good ones are so expensive! Maybe it'll go on my Birthday list!
Rexo Rexo 9 years
I've been trying to calculate my own heart rate at the gym by taking my own pulse and doing the math while on the treadmill - very old school! I'm realizing now it's important to know your heart rate to plan an effective workout, so I'll be on the look out for one now!
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
I have one but sometimes it doesn't pick up on my heart rate, it's one of the watches you have to put your fingers on to get the rate. So, I wear it some of the time.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 9 years
I have owned a heart rate monitor for several years, but I still haven't gotten around to figuring out how to use it!
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