3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

HR and pedometers recommendations?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-05-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
cjc92802's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 144

Default HR and pedometers recommendations?

Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice on HR monitors. I've seen the ones on sports watches - do they work?

Also, I think I'd like to get a pedometer as well. Are there brands that are better than others? I don't have a lot to spend, but I also don't want to buy the cheapest one on the market and then not have it work properly.

Thanks!
__________________
Carrie
Need extra calories and protein for my nursing twins!
Getting Back on Track!
1st Milestone 185# (Goal is 5/11/2007) Met 5/8/2007
2nd Milestone 170# (Original goal was 7/7/2007, Back on Track goal is 8/6/2007) Met 8/11/07
3rd Milestone 155# (Goal is 9/28/2007)
March 28, 2008 ULTIMATE GOAL
cjc92802 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
baffled111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,986

S/C/G: 209/209/160

Height: 5'9

Default

Hi Carrie,
I just got a Polar F4 HRM last week. It's the cheapest one they have on offer at $89. The more expensive ones have more functions, but I figured that the heart rate info and calories burned info (plus daily and weekly averages and all that) were enough for me. It works great and I think I love it. The chest strap is not the most comfortable thing I've ever worn, but I tuck it right under my bra strap and it stays in place and does its thing. I wish mine could give calorie/hour info, but I don't know that any of them do that. I love that it transmits my heart rate to the machine I'm on so that I don't need to look at the watch to keep track of that. It's very cool!
__________________
Smoke free since 2/11/08.
baffled111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Heather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 11,475

S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland

Height: 5'5"

Default

Polar seems to be the name in HR monitors... and as baffled111 noted, they have a range of prices.

You also seemed to be asking about pedometers. I have an Omron (forget the model) and I love it. You can put it in a pocket or purse and it works well (as well as any do). I think I got mine for around $20 from amazon. There are cheaper ones out there but they seem to break down a lot.
__________________


My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
Heather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 03:28 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 154

S/C/G: 288/252.8/160

Height: 5'7"

Default

I also have the Omron HJ-112 Digital Premium Pedometer (from amazon.com) that you can put in your pocket and LOVE it. I've gone through 5-6 different pedometers and this one is MUCH more accurate than any yet. And I love that I can put it in my pocket rather than clip it on. It also has a 5 day memory, and keeps track of aerobic steps vs. regular steps (though I think it's hard to get it to register aerobic steps...there's plenty of times I'm huffin' and puffin' and look at the ped and it says ZERO aerobic steps...blah!).
__________________
emilyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:53 AM   #5
vanity0326
 
vanity0326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 257/see ticker/180

Height: 5'5"

Default Any combination ones out there for under 100 dollars?

I have been pricing HR monitors as well.

And I may just go with a cheapy on ebay. Are there HR and Pedometers combos? My searches are coming up dry.
__________________


vanity0326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:49 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2