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Heart Rate Wrist Monitors

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Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:35:08 AM »
Not sure where this would be appropriate to post, but here goes. I have Sleep Apnea, and a heart condition, and I would like to have a reliable heart monitor to wear all day (including while sleeping). I also would like to be able to track the results via my phone. Large test would be a big plus. Does anyone have any recommendations on one that is around $100?

tia,
Ron
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 10:36:53 AM by ellisr63 »
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 12:11:45 PM »
I also have sleep Apnea. Other than that, I am pretty healthy and run two to four times a week. I use a TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch, but that would not be a good option for you. I would probably look at something like a FitBit Charge 2: https://www.fitbit.com/shop/charge2 Well rounded fitness tracker/sleep monitor, that does not break the bank. With Black Friday pricing, you should be able to get it around your price range.

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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 07:17:38 AM »
fitbits work great

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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 08:58:01 AM »
Thanks, I was in decent shape working out at the gym 3 days a week until I collapsed one day after my workout. They then found out I have an enlarged right side of my heart, and an arithmea. Apparently my heart is sending the electrical signals from the wrong direction so now i have to get a MRI. Yesterday i went to the Eye Dr., and was told i need to get surgery for Cataracts, and also get a MRI to determine why I am getting double vision at night and in the morning when I wake up.

I am falling apart. :(
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 09:47:55 AM »
Thanks, I was in decent shape working out at the gym 3 days a week until I collapsed one day after my workout. They then found out I have an enlarged right side of my heart, and an arithmea. Apparently my heart is sending the electrical signals from the wrong direction so now i have to get a MRI. Yesterday i went to the Eye Dr., and was told i need to get surgery for Cataracts, and also get a MRI to determine why I am getting double vision at night and in the morning when I wake up.

I am falling apart. :(

It beats the alternative.
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 09:51:17 AM »
So very true Mike!
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 12:56:21 PM »
I also have a fitbit and it has worked great. I've heard good things about the cheap Xiaomi bands as well
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 05:43:15 PM »
I also have a fitbit and it has worked great. I've heard good things about the cheap Xiaomi bands as well
We just picked up some new phones when we switched to Verizon...so I think i will be grabbing the Fitbit there since it will be $104.99 after the $25 Visa Gift Card they are giving with the purchase on Black Friday.
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 02:00:40 PM »
+1 for the Fitbit Charge 2.  I picked one up over BF for $105 and find the app very easy to use.

Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 02:51:46 PM »
For the last few years, I have been using a TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio. But I wanted something that would do both activity tracking and work well for me running. So on BF I ordered a Garmin Vivoactive HR. I also wanted a device that would show my notifications. Very irritating to have to pull my phone arm band off when running to see email or text.
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 03:06:44 PM »
I am pretty happy with the FitBit Charge 2 that i picked up on Thanksgiving for $104 plus tax from Verizon (after $25 Visa Gift Card...should have the card soon). The only thing i wish is that it would send a text or email to a designated address if your heart drops below a preset notification level.
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Re: Heart Rate Wrist Monitors
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 03:17:05 PM »
I also wanted a device that would show my notifications. Very irritating to have to pull my phone arm band off when running to see email or text.

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