Fitness bees–what the hell is going on with my heart rate monitor!?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would return the wrist monitor…those things are horribly inaccurate. I use a chest strap monitor…just make sure you correctly enter in your weight, age, and height. I’ve been using my Polar heart rate monitor for years and never had a problem.

Post # 3
Hostess
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsRevolutionize:  I have a wrist one too – mine (so far) seems to be fairly reliable – I couldn’t get a chest strap.  I do the same as you and take the rate at regular intervals. What I have done though is start using an average when I get a workout that seems to be an outlier. 

Post # 4
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8592 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t know about Zumba (I personally have never felt like I’ve gotten a great workout at Zumba or like classes).  I just don’t feel it (the burn, or tired) like I do other things, but that might just be me.

I’ve only entered my info online for running and on the treadmill but I always average 100-120 per mile (weight about 160).  600 calories for 30 min of jogging sounds highly inaccurate to me, unless you are very heavy or are sprinting the whole time.

Overall, I tend to use these with a grain of salt and prefer to think they are overestimating.  I have run into a few machines that I know are completely inaccurate.

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