Should you decide to start exercising after an extended period of not being active, then I would strongly suggest that you buy yourself a decent heart rate monitor. This is the first step that I advise you to take after being cleared by your GP, to start with a light exercise program! Remember, safety first!
HOW TO MONITOR YOUR HEART RATE
There are many products on the market these days that you can use and they primarily consist of fitness tracker bracelets, smart watches & chest heart rate straps. Most people dislike chest heart rate straps but they are still the most accurate option available.
I personally don’t like watches as they are in the way, for instance, I have to push my watch away from my wrist when bending it to doing push-ups & other exercises. I prefer a chest strap type heart rate sensor and I would like to tell you a bit more about the one that I personally use on a daily basis
THE POLAR H10 HEART RATE SENSOR
Let’s start with some specifications;
- Water resistance – 30m & can be used while swimming
- Memory – One training session will be stored on the device
- Size of connector unit – 34x65x10mm
- Weight – Connector unit & strap comes to 60g
- Battery life – 400 hours
- Compatibility – IOS, Android
- Updates – Updates via mobile phone using the beats or polar flow App
WHY I RECOMMEND THIS UNIT
– The Polar H10 is the most accurate heart rate sensor in polar’s history
The H10 is compatible with top fitness apps, gym equipment & many other Bluetooth devices
The H10 works with all polar watches & trackers that use Bluetooth to transfer data
The unit is comfortable to wear with the new soft textile, slip preventing silicone dots strap
Data of one training session can be transferred to the device after the session.
If you don’t like taking your phone along while training then just transfer the data after the session
Data will be transferred to your phone via the Polar flow or beats App
The unit is a great companion while swimming and the water doesn’t compromise its accuracy
Polar Beat Free App;
The Polar beat App has a user-friendly graphical display of your information
The App will record and save each of your sessions individually & until you decide to delete them
The Polar H10 unit is an excellent choice when it comes to chest strap heart rate monitors, with precision monitoring thanks to superior technology, all packaged into a small unobtrusive water resistant unit connected to a soft textile anti-slip strap that is most comfortable to wear! Compatibility with the polar beat & makes it easy to connect and most user-friendly considering the feature rich graphical interface.