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Reviews of Top Rated Heart Rate Monitors

Reviews of Top Rated Heart Rate Monitors
3.70 Star Good From 155 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$199-$299

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Sleek and simple design
  • Easy to see and read display
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • GPS gets a lock fairly quickly and maintains the connection well
  • Durable and easy to press good real buttons
  • Option to change the pace display to lap pace, average pace or current pace
  • Can upload data to Garmin Connect

    Cons

  • Stops working at times
  • Some users faced problem with charging
  • Poor water resistance
Where to Buy

$199.99

eBay

$250.00

REI

$299.99

Amazon
Review Summary

Garmin Forerunner 210 gives you the freedom to train indoors or out, while tracking every minute and every mile.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 107 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 24, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$39.99-$59.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • The chest strap is very flexible and comfortable
  • User friendly with large display
  • Easy battery replacement
  • Quality product
  • Effective in aiding weight loss
  • Efficient in tracking heart rate accurately
  • Wireless

    Cons

  • Battery drains very quickly
  • Not intuitive
  • Chest strap hook is flimsy
  • Chest strap sensor is not reliable
  • Doesn't give correct calorie count readings
Where to Buy

$41.30

eBay

$59.95

Amazon

$59.95

REI
Review Summary

The Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) is a great starter tool for assessing your heart rate regularly while exercising, running, walking or even while stressing out about not being able to make it on time for dear daughter's dance class!

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4.20 Star Very Good From 555 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 24, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$75-$110

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Sleek design with a lot of holes for adjusting on wrist
  • Lightweight and comfortable even for smaller wrists
  • Menus are very easy to understand and navigate
  • User friendly and easy to set up
  • Accurately measures calorie burn
  • Gives a quick reading
  • User replaceable batteries

    Cons

  • Watch crystal susceptible to scratching
  • Can give inaccurate readings on hot humid days
  • A little difficult to read the tiny numbers on the timer in low light even with the backlight
Where to Buy

$74.61

Amazon

$80.40

Amazon

$109.95

REI

$109.99

BestBuy
Review Summary

Polar FT7 heart monitor is a fitness tool that lets all active people track their workouts more accurately based on their heart rate.

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3.40 Star Good From 132 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 24, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$25.$40

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Attractive slim design
  • Simple to use
  • Inexpensive
  • Accurate reading when following specified instructions
  • Easily readable display
  • Measures calories burned and percentage of maximum heart rate

    Cons

  • Need to take HR several times throughout the workout to get most accurate calories burned
  • Have to hold the heart rate button down for several seconds before it gets the reading
  • Workout sweat can result in inconsistent readings and may need to wait to get accurate feedback
  • Sometimes need to push the button multiple times to get the heart rate reading
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Sportline S7 Slim Heart Rate Monitor is an exercise tool that maximizes your workout statistics by reading your fat burning levels and the total calories burned.

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3.40 Star Good From 144 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 07, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$27.00-$49.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Lightweight and attractive design
  • No chest strap required
  • Fast two finger measurement of heart rate
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Gives a fairly accurate estimate of calories burned
  • Clear and easy to read display
  • Fairly reasonable price

    Cons

  • Heart rate check requires a stop in exercise
  • Does not give consistent, timely heart rate information during a workout
  • Plastic wrist band is not very comfortable
  • Bulky watch
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Omron HR-210 Strap Free Heart Rate Monitor lets you track your heart rate to ensure you stay in your optimal zone by adjusting the intensity of your workout and maximizing your success.

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3.50 Star Good From 162 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$60-$80

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple interface and no dongle needed
  • Comfortable chest strap
  • Water proof
  • Strap can be hand washed for easy cleaning
  • Works well with multiple Apps
  • Measures accurate data throughout the exercise
  • Can listen to music on device while using Wahoo App

    Cons

  • Does not work consistently
  • Technology is not intuitive
  • Customer support is email only, no phone support
  • Lacks detailed documentation, need to visit website for further support
  • Strap might be tight for some users
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Strap with App combination serves as a great training and monitoring device for all your fitness routines.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 173 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 08, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$84.95

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable fabric strap
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent integration with several fitness apps
  • Dependable Bluetooth connection for Droid
  • Endomondo interface is seamless
  • Works great indoors and outdoors
  • Rechargeable via USB

    Cons

  • Relatively short battery life
  • Strap cannot be extended
  • Strap needs to be wet for conduction
  • Poor consumer service
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Zephyr HxM BT is the first fitness-tracking device that uses Bluetooth to provide heart rate, speed, and distance to your Android or Windows Phone 8 device.

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3.80 Star Good From 215 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 05, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$208-$250

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good Multi-Sport GPS watch with a heart rate monitor
  • Long battery life - up to 20 hours
  • Easy to read display and has a nice backlight
  • Easy to use and transfer data onto PC or laptop
  • Simple user interface with four different screens
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Vibrating and loud audio alerts

    Cons

  • Does not work well in water
  • May be too bulky to swim with
  • Setup could be bit frustrating some times
Where to Buy

$207.99

Amazon

$229.99

eBay

$249.95

REI
Review Summary

Garmin Forerunner 310XT is a GPS-enabled training device that isn't afraid of the water in pool or lake.

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3.90 Star Good From 512 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 03, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$155-$195

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Basic running watch without any bells and whistles
  • Accurately tracks time, distance and average pace per mile
  • Simple to setup, use and upload data to Garmin Connect
  • Quick and good GPS connection
  • Attractive and sleek design
  • Easy to read display with quick readings
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Low battery life
  • Does not show instantaneous pace
  • Some users faced problem with charging
Where to Buy

$154.98

Amazon

$159.99

BestBuy

$161.99

Target

$164.95

REI
Review Summary

Garmin Forerunner 110 is the easiest way to track your training.

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