Heart Rate Monitor

Beginner's heart rate monitor

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02/04/2013 at 16:39


I'm a fairly new runner and am running purely to build and maintain fitness and I'm looking to buy a heart rate monitor for under £50. Do i need a watch and strap or will a watch suffice? I am hoping to be pointed in the right direction for a heart rate monitor that will do the job but still be reasonable in price.




02/04/2013 at 17:18

Lidl and Aldi have them at times for a similar price to Argos

you will need a chest strap for the heart monitor and a wrist unit for the readout.  yoiu can get a few wrist only units where you place a finger on a sensor to get a reading but they are  difficult to use when running.

02/04/2013 at 17:20

Hi Mat,


I'm pretty sure most HRM's come with a chest strap.


Have a look at Argos for a selection.  As a brand I would say Polar are probably the better sub £50 ones.

02/04/2013 at 17:22
02/04/2013 at 18:11

Polar are the doyens of HRM's - their name is almost synonymous with quality HRMs so it's a bit of a no brainer really.  and if something goes wrong with it they have a UK based service centre.

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