Oregon Scientific Heart Rate Monitor - HR102

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Oregon Scientific Heart Rate Monitor - HR102

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Great to start with but simply did not dot he job Continue reading...
As usual this heart rate monitor comes in two parts - a wireless sensor you strap across your chest and a wrist-watch like display. The wireless sensor is housed in a neat plastic shell that's been ergonomicall Continue reading...
This is a very simple to use Monitor which, if you are new to using a HRM, is an ideal buy. Continue reading...
This is the second Heart Rate Monitor I have owned and I am now using it to develop my fitness for the London Marathon. It is a very simple unit which shows you instantly where you are in relation to your max h Continue reading...
THIS IS AN IDEAL TRAINING PARTNER FOR THE NEW RUNNER LIKE MYSELF.IT IS VERY BASIC IN ITS FUNCTIONS COMPARED TO THE MORE SUPERIOR MODELS, HOWEVER THEY ALSO COME WITH A MORE SUPERIOR PRICE TAG TOO, AND DO YOU NEE Continue reading...

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My HRM gave me a heart rate of 230 (it stayed above 200 for about 30seconds)on my run this morning. My Max HR should be about 195 and I have a resting HR of 50.

Any ideas why it should go so high?

Posted: 10/03/2006 at 13:19

False reading ? Power lines ? Static ?
Winding you up on purpose ??

Ignore the theoretical max hr - it is just that. You need to test to get a real max.

Now, if your heart is doing 200bpm - you should know about it. Was it a gradual rise, or a spike ?

And did you really think your heart was beating at 200bpm ? Or just your watch ?

Posted: 10/03/2006 at 13:39

My HRM did that to me yesterday. There was a gradual rise but it spiked at 224!!! i did laugh because I am sure that I would have felt it pounding out of my chest if it had been that high! Even though I was running uphill.

Not one to believe completely.
My theoretical max is 179!! Have managed to get it to do 204 but still not sure how accurate that is!

Posted: 10/03/2006 at 13:44

I think the machine must have been playing games with me!

I will have to get a real test as well to check out my maximum though and just be a little less trusting of technology.

Glad to hear that I am not the only one with this problem though!!!

Thanks

Posted: 10/03/2006 at 14:10

You are not wet enough!!! Yes, wet, spit on your finger and run it under the strap, this wont happen then as signal is not interrupted as you move, sealed onto your chest. This doesnt happen oonce you are warmed up and perspiring, not with me anyhow.

Posted: 11/03/2006 at 21:22

My theoretical max was about 176. Regularly run at 175, race between 180 and 190 on 10K, can hold 193 just for a mile, always break 200 towards finish, maxed at 212 once though have repeated 208 a couple of times. So in short, it's subjective. I know the 200 is accurate cos I timed one once.

But soak your strap always. If you soak it in Lucozade sport in the late summer, you will probably do a real 224 escaping the wasps.

Wonder just how fast a muscle can expand and contract in a minute. Have heard of 300 plus for sick people btu that is not a proper beat I believe.

Posted: 11/03/2006 at 22:14

Em I disagree with you. My HR spiked again yesterday at 224! I was over half way round my 16miles so can assure you that I was well warmed up and sweaty. The rest of the run it remained fairly constant at 150!


Posted: 12/03/2006 at 15:08



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