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NFT: Recommend a Heart Rate Monitor?

Samiam : 2/8/2018 12:19 pm
For years I used a Polar with the chest strap but began to find the strap uncomfortable. I bought a Garmin Forerunner 35 (about $200) which does not need a strap but it is way too inaccurate to be very useful. Looking for a recommendation for one that does not need a strap. I thought about the Apple Watch but donít know if I want to spend that much since I dont
need the other functionality and donít even know if itís better than the Garmin. Any help would be appreciated.
Regarding the Apple Watch  
montanagiant : 2/8/2018 12:27 pm : link
I can only base my own experience with it which seems to match up pretty well with what other monitors measure. IE: Dr Visit, Self Check, etc...

Business Insider says it's the most accurate out of watches and since you won't be using it for exercise monitoring it should be even better:

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Overall, the chest strap was almost as good as the EKG, measuring 99% accuracy, which isnít too surprising as both technologies work the same way, capturing electrical activity directly from the heart.

Things dropped off for the commercial fitness bands, but it was the Apple Watch that maintained the most accuracy, managing around 91%, beating the Mio Fuse by a nose. The Fitbit Charge HR and Basis Peak had around 84% and 83% accuracy, respectively.

The reduced accuracy of wrist-based tracking isnít surprising to study co-author Dr Gordon Blackburn, director of cardiac rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic. ďYou need to have good contact between the photosensing cells; as a person is exercising more vigorously, thereís more bounce, so you may lose some of that contact,Ē he explained.


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Giant John : 2/8/2018 12:55 pm : link
Works well.
I have a Fitbit Charge 2  
AnnapolisMike : 2/8/2018 1:04 pm : link
Seems to work fine, and is accurate enough for daily monitoring.
Do you need one that is waterproof for swimming?  
jlukes : 2/8/2018 1:11 pm : link
If not, the Fitbit Alta HR is the best combination of looks, function and price
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26.2 : 2/8/2018 2:40 pm : link
I can attest that the products that I've used from this company (mio global) work very well.
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