I actually was a big fan of aerobics in the early 90's - the time when Step Aerobics was a big thing (isn't that coming back?) ... & I joined a little local aerobic place that was held in my church. it was a great class actually. The woman & her husband that ran it were INCREDIBLE...
But then I stepped up my game & became part of Jazzercise. 1993. A long time ago.
I was there for awhile & they kept talking about your heart rate & I was just confused...
& then the instructors told us they had an order going in for Polar Heart rate monitors if anyone was interested.
I was intrigued... because even then, I was all about exercise technology & gadgets.
So I placed an order for one, not even knowing what purpose it was for.
I got it & all of a sudden, things started making more sense to me - seeing how my heart rate worked while working out.
Then learning about where it should be during a work out & where it SHOULDN'T be.. you know, those days when you feel like your heart is exploding & racing? A little too much on your ticker... it was learning how to keep your heart rate in a 'zone'
... so through the years, I have just always wanted to keep up on that info. Especially when I started running. I love looking & seeing where my heart rate is at - where a good healthy pace is for me.
& I have gone through the Polar's in the past 20+ years - as you can imagine.
I mean, they don't even HAVE a picture of my first Polar on Google. You KNOW its been awhile when you cant find a picture on the internet.
I've gone from baby blue - to pink - to peach - to my current red strap one. Each time getting a little bit of a 'step up' in the watch...
|This was my last one before my dog ate it|
& now, my battery is getting ready to die on my Polar. I've already had my battery replaced in this one before & know I can get a battery for like $12.00 & keep going...
but this also gives me a good excuse to shop.
Do I want another Polar - a better one?
Or even a bigger step - do I want to invest in the new FitBit HR? I am so intrigued by this little wrist pedometer. I keep trying to see if its as accurate as a chest band HR monitor - I can't imagine it would be. But it does have a good convenience factor.
So I'm confused. I'm going to be in the world of researching Amazon & web sites on what is the best HR monitor....
... & I bet in the end, the hubs is probably just going to bribe me to get that $12.00 battery...
... that's more money for new shoes - right?
Do you use a Heart Rate monitor? Which one?
Do you have a Polar or FitBit HR?
Do you even care about heart rate monitoring?