Running Wired or Wireless

Steve AnkneyGeneral2 Comments

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Heart rate monitors, sport watches, iPhones, and Nike+ are just some of the technologies we choose to run with.  Recently, I began to wonder how these tools are affecting our runs and whether or not all of their effects are of a positive nature. How do tech-based tools help? In an article from Runner’s World by Bob Parks, he asks … Read More

Basis: The HRM Without a Chest Strap

Steve AnkneyGeneral1 Comment

Thanks to our friends over on Pinterest, we came across one of the coolest upcoming fitness products we have seen, and a new entry into the 24-hour fitness-tracking arena, the Basis heart monitor.  Basis is able to record calories burned and sleep habits by using a 3D accelerometer, a heart rate monitor, and both temperature and galvanic skin response (yeah, I … Read More

Polar FT4 Review

MeaganGadget Reviews, General, Reviews3 Comments

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The Polar FT4 The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch is one of the more basic, and less expensive (retails for $99.95), heart rate monitors offered by Polar. On their website, they recommend it for people looking to improve their fitness and “for those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple.” Because I already use several different … Read More

Put Some Heart (Rate) Into It

MeaganGeneral0 Comments

This Christmas, among my many running-themed gifts, I was very excited to receive my first heart rate monitor, the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (see the link for a review). But before I offer a full review I wanted to answer the age old question for heart rate monitors…why? Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor? Steven and I are planning … Read More