Check out my shiny new heart rate monitor!

January 29, 2013 by Kendra

My heart rate monitor!

My wonderful husband got me a heart rate monitor for the holidays!  It’s easy to use, comfortable to wear, and I’m so happy to have it.  It really helps me make the most of my workout time by helping me stay on track and in the heart rate zone that I want to be in.

A watch with a second hand and some quick mental math will serve the same function, but this neat little device is really nice to have.  All I need to do is press the button on the watch face, and I get a reading in a few seconds. It helps me to know when and if I’m over or under working, so I can compensate one way or the other.  For now, I’m focusing on the fat burning zone, because I’m working on weight loss, and this neat device helps me target my workouts.  It also counts my steps while I’m walking, and I really enjoy the satisfaction of seeing measurable progress while I’m exercising.

Do you use any gadgets to aid your workout?  Would you recommend them?