[7 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 21,269 views]
The Top 5 Best Heart Rate Monitors for Runners, Cyclists and Triathletes

Check out my list of the best heart rate monitors and find one that fits your training ability and fitness level. Get stronger, faster, and fitter and post your best race times ever.
It’s not easy picking out the most outstanding pulse rate recorder. There are hundreds of models on the market and most have some really awesome features. I’m talking things like built in GPS tracking that 20 years ago you would have only seen on old Star Trek reruns. And most monitors are really accurate as well, with most chest strap monitors comparable in accuracy to EKG machines you find in hospitals. It’s tough …

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Biking, Garmin »

[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 404 views]
The Pros and Cons of the Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS

The Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS heart rate monitor can take your cycling workouts to a whole new level. I feel it’s the best cycling computer on the market. Find out why.
If you’re serious about cycling and becoming faster and stronger then you need the best equipment. Of course your bike is going to be the most important item you own, but there are also other pieces of equipment that can help you train smarter and get the most out of your workouts. I highly recommend getting a top notch vascular pace calculator and GPS tracker. And one of the highest rated cycling monitors is …

Biking, Garmin, General Fitness, Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Weight Training »

[18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 607 views]
All of the Facts About the Garmin Forerunner 310XT Sports Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 310XT Heart Rate Monitor can take your multisport training to a whole new level. Find out what I like about this stellar little marvel.
The Garmin Forerunner 310XT is a powerful GPS cross training device that can be worn during practically any sport or activity. With an array of advanced technological features, this monitor has a big “Wow” factor. It is the perfect gadget for all types of athletes, as it can accurately monitor distance, pace, and position from both land and water and even pulse rate while you work out on land. Moreover, all data can be sent wirelessly to a computer, so athletes can …

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[15 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,903 views]
The Five Worst Heart Rate Recording Devices – Models You Should Avoid

If you don’t want to waste your money you should read this article on the worst heart rate monitors on the market. I tell you what devices can cause you major headaches.
As I go out and review cardiac beat watches I come across many fantastic models, but I also run into some real duds. So I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of the worst devices on the market. These are models that I recommend you stay away from. They have really low ratings and reviews from a host of different owners and expert reviewers. Also many have been …

Biking, General Fitness, Running, Timex, Weight Training »

[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,018 views]
Revealing What I Know About the Timex Ironman Road Trainer

The Timex Ironman Road Trainer heart rate monitor offers the complete package for improving your overall fitness level. In my review I talk about what features stand out.
I’ve always liked Timex watches. Ever since they decided to enter the sports watch and cardiac pace gauge category I’ve been keeping an eye out for what they can bring to the table. Well, from what I’ve seen so far the Timex quality and workmanship that they apply to their standard watches has carried over into the sports watch category as well.
Timex has a wide variety of different models on the market. Probably the one that offers the best-rounded …

Biking, General Fitness, Polar, Running, Weight Training »

[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 858 views]
Some Real Insights Into the Polar RS300X – Should You Buy It?

The Polar RS300X heart rate monitor offers all of the basic features you need plus the ability to add optional pods to customize based on your sport. Find out more in my review.
The Polar RS300X is billed as a running and multisport training heart tempo checker. Polar has several categories of monitors ranging from Get Active monitors, which are basic monitors for people just starting out or trying to get back in shape and would benefit from having their progress measured using a heart rate monitor, Improve Fitness monitors, which are for most of us that work out pretty consistently each week in a variety of different sports, …

Buying Guide, Triathlon »

[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 914 views]
The Best Triathlon Heart Rate Monitor Can Take You To A Whole New Level

A triathlon heart rate monitor can give you a real edge in your training. All of the top athletes use them to enhance their performance. Find out which models are the best.
There are a lot of cardio beat measuring devices on the market that can be used for some phases of a triathlon but not others. For example some devices are ideal for running but can’t be used in the water. Others don’t have a proper bike attachment. So when you’re out looking for a triathlon vascular beat recording device you need to look for one that will work well for all three sports. …

Biking, Garmin, General Fitness, Running, Weight Training »

[13 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 767 views]
How Does The Garmin Forerunner 110 Match Up to the Competition?

The Garmin Forerunner 110 sports watch has all of the basic features you need like GPS tracking, and is one of the least expensive of all of the Garmin models. Find out more in my review.

When it comes to exercise sometimes less technology is better. Now I’m not talking about running barefoot in the streets of Manhattan wearing just a loincloth. (Although some people do run barefoot and swear by it – however they typically don’t wear just a loincloth. :)) What I am talking about with less tech though is a scaled down Garmin fitness watch, namely the 110.
If you’ve used the …

Biking, Buying Guide »

[2 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 614 views]
Use The Best Cycling Pulse Rate Recording Device To Train Like The Pros

A cycling heart rate monitor can take you to a higher level with faster times and overall better power and endurance when training. Find out the best device for bikers.

I may not be a professional athlete, but I want to do well in the competitions that I do compete in, and I want to show improvement over time. Basically I want to look at the me of 10 years ago and say, wow, I’m in better shape now than I was then. As you get older, this gets much harder to achieve. But even if you simply maintain a high level of fitness throughout most of …

Biking, General Fitness, Polar, Running, Weight Training »

[31 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 855 views]
My Opinion Of The Polar FT7 Sports and Fitness Watch

The Polar FT7 heart rate monitor is fun and simple to operate. It has all of the basic tracking features to keep you on the path to better fitness. Read my review to find out more.

In today’s environment it’s very easy to suffer from information overload. We have too much information flowing in and not enough time to process it or decide how to act upon it. The same can be said for cardiac beat gauges. Some people love knowing every detail about their training, like what was their pulse rate when they were at an altitude of 1,000 feet above sea level on a …

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[19 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,810 views]
With A Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Watch You Can Toss That Uncomfortable Chest Strap

A strapless heart rate monitor watch can be a great addition to your workout regimen. These watches provide everything you need to meet your health and fitness goals.
Many people find chest strap cardiac rate recording devices uncomfortable. They can be too tight and rub and scratch your chest, or too loose and fall down all the time resulting in inaccurate heart rate readings. Also many women with large chests find the strap especially cumbersome. There are sports bras out there where you can insert a monitor that are supposed to help with this but often there are problems with accuracy and comfort on these as well. …