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Can the Vivosmart HR and a chest strap be used simultaneously with Garmin Connect software? [closed]

I'm very close to purchasing a Garmin Vivosmart HR. It appears to be a good 24/7 fitness tracker. However when I'm training, I would prefer to have the accuracy of a chest strap HR monitor. I ...
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Exercise watches that can monitor irregular heart beats

Are there any exercise watches such as Apple Watch and fitbit watch that can monitor irregular heart beat? My heart beats irregularly for each hours approximately. I also plan to wear this watch to ...
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what device will give a history of heart rate (not just current indicator) by the minute

This is a research project on myself actually. I'm already physically active, run half and full marathons, and am involved in dance and Ultimate Frisbee. BP is good and so is HR. But I'd like to ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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Is there a free heart rate monitor for iPhone 5 that will notify me if I exceed a specific heart rate?

I'm not usually able to look at my phone when I'm working out so I was wondering if there is a heart rate monitor, or heart rate monitor and app combination, that will let me know if I exceed a heart ...
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What fitness trackers work well for cyclist?

What fitness trackers work well for cyclists? It must also support jogging, walking and other exercise, but cycling is essential. While there are heaps of 'reviews' of these things, I can't find much ...
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real time visualization of heart rate data on a graph [closed]

I want an app that will visualize my heart rate on a graph real-time while I do exercise. The heart rate information will be coming from a smart bluetooth (4.0) sensor. Preferably, the software ...
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Bizarre heart rate while running

I went for a 4-mile run today and monitored my heart rate much more closely than usual. What I found was surprising. For the first 10-15 minutes of the run, which was gently uphill, my heart rate was ...
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Heart rate monitoring for crossfit

I am interested to see how my heart rate responds while I'm doing Crossfit workouts. I'm not interested in seeing my heart rate during workouts, but more post-hoc to see what the profile was, and to ...
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Do accurate strapless heart rate monitors exist?

I'm a runner. I've been using a Garmin with GPS to track my runs, which I enjoy. I have issues with the chest strap, though. (Not just Garmin's.) I find chest straps to be very uncomfortable to wear; ...
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Is FitBit useful for weight lifting? [closed]

Does anyone have any real experience with using FitBit or any other monitor for weight lifting. I'm interested in tracking calories burned without guessing.
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I have a pulse oximeter. Can I use the O2 readings to improve my workout?

My pulse oximeter displays both the heart rate and O2 saturation. Heart rate readings are useful enough. But what about O2 saturation? I'm thinking of cycling in particular, but I assume any benefits ...
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Weird measurements of my heart monitor

I use a "Polar WearLink heart rate sensor with Bluetooth" while running and my smart phone with Run Keeper to monitor among other things my heart rate. I also use earphones to get information from Run ...
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Heart rate monitoring & tracking with the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or similar) Smartwatch. Possible? [closed]

First, the faq states "gear and gadgets used during exercise" is on-topic. So I am going to ask about the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch (or similar watches) and I hope that is OK. I would be ...
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What runner's heart rate monitoring gadgets let a user to download his heart rate history to a PC? [closed]

I am a science&tech "geek" (I like to study things myself, using my PC in advanced ways like programming my own analytic solutions) and I like to run. So I am willing to purchase a gadget (like a ...
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RunKeeper fails to pick up my heart rate

I bought the "Polar WearLink hert rate sensor with Bluetooth" in order to monitor my heart rate when running. I paired it successfully with my Android. But Runkeeper doesn't show a heart rate, ...
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Should I use observed max heart rate from workouts for zone training?

I commute by bicycle every day, and sometimes I use my commute for training and to improve my fitness (I wear cycling clothes and shower when I arrive, so I can push hard if needed). About a month ...
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Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?

I have a Polar heart rate monitor chest strap, and a compatible Android phone on which I can run a number of different apps for recording my heart rate. My primary interest is in how many calories I ...
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How does a chest heart rate monitor work?

I am trying to troubleshoot a new Bluetooth heart rate monitor that is attached to a chest strap. When I try to scan for Bluetooth devices with my computer or Android phone, it does not show up. ...
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What should I be looking for in a heart rate monitor?

What are the most important points I should look for in a heart rate monitor? I am looking at only using it when I work out (so not a fitbit, etc for sleep). I want a hrm and not just a glorified ...
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Firstbeat Energy Expenditure Algorithm

I am looking for an implementation (or a document that describes the actual algorithm) for the energy expenditure/VO2/EPOC calculation from the heart rate variability. A few white papers about ...
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Chest pain while running over 160 bpm

I've started running again after a 4 month period of inactivity due to bronchitis. Used to be a sporty guy up to five years ago (I'm 35 now) then almost nothing until last year. Last year everything ...
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Can I use a heart monitor overnight to determine my resting heart rate?

Last night I wore my heart rate monitor while sleeping to determine what my resting heart rate was. This morning I checked and the lowest my heart was beating was 48 bpm and the max was 100 bpm, the ...
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How to measure Recovery Heart Rate

First, How is recovery heart rate defined and measured? Second, What are good to poor values for comparison?
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Continuous heart rate monitor [closed]

I'd like to monitor my heartrate throughout the day, and do some analysis/visualisation of the data myself. As such, I'm hoping to find something that meets the following requirements: Must-have: ...