HeartRateMonitorAdvisor.com is dedicated to researching the heart rate monitor market and providing you with all of the most current and relevant information you need to make an educated purchase decision. We have conducted a thorough analysis of all of the major makes and models of monitors and listed the pros and cons of each. The result is a top five list of the best heart rate monitors on the market.
We rank our monitors based on the following criteria:
- The features offered and how important those features are to particular sports.
- How reliable the monitors are when compared to an electrocardiograph (EKG).
- How easy the monitors are to use and how easy the owner’s manual is to follow.
- How owners feel about their monitors. We scour the web and read hundreds of reviews to get an overview of this. Just providing our own opinion on monitors we’ve used is not enough and does not give you a big enough picture of how the monitor is performing in the entire marketplace.
- Expert opinions from professionals in the field including top track coaches and professional athletes.
Our sources of information include top journals and newspapers like the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as magazines like Consumer Reports, National Geographic Adventure, Runner’s World, Bike Radar, Women’s Adventure Magazine, Outside Magazine, and Bicycling Magazine, just to name a few. We also look at consumer product review websites and retailers like Amazon.com.
The result is the most comprehensive website dedicated solely to sports related heart rate monitors that you will find.
Please feel free to contribute to this site by commenting on our articles, giving us your opinion on monitors that you have experience with, or providing some training tips that would be helpful to our other readers. Thanks and happy training.
Founder and Chief Editor
Our site is dedicated solely to sports and exercise related heart rate monitors. If you are interested in medical monitors like baby heart rate monitors, we recommend you check out WebMD.com or simply ask your doctor for a reputable source of information.