Types of Heart Rate Monitors You Could Buy

Author : Bates Bundgaard | Published On : 16 Mar 2021

A heart rate monitor watch is a small, light weight digital monitoring device which enables one to easily measure/show the heart rate either in real-time or store the heart rate information for future analysis. It's mostly used to collect heart rate data whilst doing different forms of cardiovascular exercise. There are many types of monitors available on the market and some of them are used more commonly than others. Heart Rate Monitors come in two major types: Manual and automatic. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages and here is a general overview of each one.

Manual heart rate monitors can be manually set using the watch's hands, usually the watch is worn over the skin but this is not always possible so the device has to be held next to the body. When exercising or working out, you are constantly exerting your body so it's important to make sure that your heart rate is accurately monitored throughout your exercise routine. It also allows one the option of quickly taking a reading of your heart rate after completing an exercise session. Some manual heart rate monitors also have an alarm function which reminds you when you've reached your maximum heart rate thus helping you to maintain a constant maximum heart rate throughout your workout.



Automatic heart rate monitors tend to be more expensive and have more features than the manual ones. The most common features found on these types of monitors include things like the ability to take a reading of your heart rate throughout the whole session without having to hold your finger over the sensors (a feature sometimes referred to as finger-heart monitor). Other popular features include things such as the ability to record other information from your pulse sensors such as calories burned, distance covered, your time of day etc.

Many heart rate monitors also have the option of using chest straps. These straps have been specifically designed to strap around the chest and keep track of your heart rate during your workout. Chest straps are by far the most comfortable way to monitor your heart rate. However, some people may find that they are uncomfortable or do not like the way the straps feel. Many people prefer the ease of wearing a heart rate monitor that has been designed for use with the chest instead of the straps.

Wristwatches are a very popular type of heart rate monitors worn on the wrist. Although there are many people who wear wrist watches while they work out, some people feel more comfortable if they are able to get a more accurate readout of their heart rate from their wrist. When a pulse monitor worn on the wrist does not give you a true readout of how hard or easy your workout is, many people will choose a chest strap or an automatic monitor worn on the chest strap as their choice of heart rate monitor worn.

If you are looking for a particular model, brand, or style of heart rate monitors, you can find them by doing an online search. The best place to find a HRM that will meet your needs is an online retailer that sells fitness products. You will have the greatest selection available when you shop online for your fitness equipment. Many of the top brands sell workout equipment including Polar,gear-tech, iFit, and Etonic. As you start working out and begin to experience the positive results of increased stamina and endurance, you will soon realize the benefits of wearing a HRM in conjunction with your workout routine.