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Heart Rate Monitor Review

heart rate monitor reviewYou can now find dozens and dozens of different kinds of heart monitor on the market. To do an objective and independent heart rate monitor review of them all would be virtualy impossible. Fortunately, some reviews are available on the internet from various health magazines.

In addition, Consumer Reports in February 2009 featured health equipment. The full results are for subscribers only, but you can read a summary here, which says:

Heart-rate monitor. The top-rated chest-strap type is Timex Personal Trainer 5G971, $55; a close second: Acumen EON Basix Plus, $50. The top-rated wrist monitor with pedometer: Sportline Solo 960, $100.

The ConsumerSearch website compiles heart rate monitor reviews (as does this website). Its three top-rated devices are:

* Polar FT60 (picture)
* Timex T5G971
* Omron HR-100C

Otherwise, Amazon.com is a favorite place for finding user reviews. However, it is necessary to be aware of the limitations. Many users will not have used other monitors, and so are not able to compare. They can only describe their own experiences, with their own particular monitor. Nevertheless, this can provide useful guidance for prospective buyers.

I have written a series of heart rate monitor review reports on the most popular models:

Acumen Heart Rate Monitor
CardioSport Heart Rate Monitor
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor

Mio Heart Rate Monitor
Mio Shape Heart Rate Monitor

Omron Heart Rate Monitor
Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor
Polar F4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar F7 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar F11 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar F55 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FS2 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FS3 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FT40 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar RS200 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar RS200SD Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar RS400 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar S625X Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar S725 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Sportline Heart Rate Monitor
Suunto Heart Rate Monitor
Timex Heart Rate Monitor
Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor

See also my Guide to Buying the Best Heart Rate Monitor. And check out the heart rate monitor bestseller rankings at Amazon.com to see what people are currently buying.

November 26th, 2009

 

 

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