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Fitness Poll: Do You Wear a Heart Monitor?

Do You Wear a Heart Monitor?

It's a rare day that I leave home without my heart rate monitor — besides being a great fitness tool, my gadget looks cool, too. Getting your heart pumping is essential to having the healthiest heart possible — you could say that wearing a monitor raises your personal heart awareness. Do you wear one?

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Loren02 Loren02 8 years
i don't know how i use to work out w/out one. it motivates me to keep going when i see how many calories i've burned and how just running up and down the stairs a few times brings my heart rate back up.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I CANNOT exercise with my HRM. I love being able to see how many calories I've burned.
misskacie misskacie 8 years
I adore my little Polar F6, but they SERIOUSLY need to make Polar HRMs Mac-compatible. Hrmph.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
I have a Mio Motiva heart rate monitor that I wear during Power Pacing class. I got it using a Sharper Image giftcard towards the cost, so I was limited to what they had there and I couldn't get one specifically for women. But I chose the one I did because no chest strap. OK, so it's hit-or-miss whether I can get a reading or not, but I can usually get a good number of readings during Power Pacing class. Oh, and you can customize one of the things the watch displays, and the default for that was "MY MIO" but my husband changed it to say my name. :D So you can say I have a personalized heart rate monitor!
RunninginBoston RunninginBoston 8 years
I used to wear one, but found it only made me nervous and distracted. I went back to listening to my body, not numbers.
bulldogmw bulldogmw 8 years
I always use a heart monitor when working out and whether I use my Polar® or my Garmin® belt, I see my results on my iPhone! No kidding, check out the iTunes URL:
nutrihuney nutrihuney 8 years
i love my HR monitor. It connects to my computer wirelessly so I can download my activity to the Polar tracker online. There is nothing like being able to see how much you have accomplished.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no i don't have one but i was thinking about getting one when i'm preggo that way i can pay attention to my heart rate and not over do it.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I wish I could remember to wear mine! The strap doesn't fit so well though.
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
usually only when I work out. sometimes i'll wear it the whole day when I remember to put it on or I have a goal to burn how ever many calories that day.
brookrene brookrene 8 years
I love my HR monitor, i got mine off of amazon for only 100 and some-odd dollars. It really motivates me to work harder because I can see how many calories I'm burning. I have to admit though...if it didn't show calorie burn, I wouldn't see a reason for it.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
I used to wear a Polar F6 but now I have a Garmin Forerunner 405 so I can judge my running by my pace and don't have to rely on my heart rate anymore for seeing how hard I'm working.
wiggle wiggle 8 years
I heart my heart rate monitor!
anna_muffin anna_muffin 8 years
I'll wear it, just have to save up for it first.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
For sure... I feel naked without it at the gym! So worth the cost!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I don't have one :(
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Nope, too expensive.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I don't wear one because I don't have one (yet). :P But once I save up some money and get one, I'll probably wear it most of the time, even not working out. :)
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