The best heart rate monitor chest straps on the market come equipped with many useful features such as reliable connectivity through Bluetooth and ANT+, a comfortable fitting strap, quality app compatibility and of course highly accurate heart rate sensors.
A well structured fitness plan is a crucial element to ensure that your health is in check while exercising. Sometimes we like to push our limits a little bit, but this might not always be good for our body. Keeping accurate checks on our heart rate is very important to our overall well-being and helps us structure or training plan.
Polar is renowned to have some of the most accurate heart-rate sensors on the market, and it’s no different with the ever popular Polar H10 HRM strap. Running, cycling and gym workouts can all be accurately tracked and provides ECG data, it’s memory storage records a full workout session and the data can be transferred to a wide range of smart devices including watches, phones and gym equipment. Since it has both Bluetooth and ANT+ support you can establish a dual connection to multiple devices. You can transfer your session data to Polor’s free training app Polar Beats. The H10 is water resistant so you can take it to the pool to monitor during lap sessions.
The HRM-Run is capable of measuring six metrics for running, including ground step time which is measured in milliseconds, and the ground contact balance is displayed with an arrow left or right and is measured in percentage. other metrics include the amount of steps you cover each minute, vertical oscillation which measures your bounce and torso movement per step and is displayed in centimeters. The HRM-Run is designed to be compatible with most Garmin watches but the Forerunner and Fenix watches offer all you’ll need to get the best out of this quality chest strap. As the name indicates the HRM-run is designed specifically for running and you can’t analyze your data in Garmin connect.
Specifications: ECG heart rate monitor, ANT+ connectivity, 5ATM water resistance, weight: 2.1 ounce/59g,
The HRM-Tri is designed to cater to the demanding needs of serious athletes training for a triathlon or similar. This lightweight chest strap is capable of forwarding heart rate data to a synced device via ANT+. the built-in accelerometer makes it possible to measure running matrices such a cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. With 5ATM water resistance its also possible to take it swimming and it can store up to 20 hours of workout data which you can view on Garmin Connect.
Specifications: ECG HRM, ANT+, weight: 2.1 ounce or 59 g, 5ATM water resistance,