not wanting anything megas but am after a fitness monitor device that will tell me after al my streneous exersise how many cals i have burned - anyone bought a cheapy of ebay thats done the job? seen some on there like [[ http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Running-Calorie-Counter-Pulse-Heart-Rate-Monitor-Watch-/280699872154?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Activity_Monitoring_MJ&hash=item415b04239a this]] and wondered if a bag of plop or ok?
bag of plop! lol sorry not sue about the watch thing, I bought a cheapy off e-bay ages ago and it was a bag of plop. not what I thought it was gonna be at all. had to put my finger on it for it to read my pulse rate etc. was a waste of money. the good ones are ££ though
i gota really good one by Polar. It was good, quite accurate but had to pay the pice for it. Was £60 and one of the cheaper ones that did this job. It was a heart rate monitor chest band, watch that picked up heart rate, kCals burned and what % of fat was burned
yes and no. Sorry that doesn't help. At the time i was fitness instructor so got alot of exercise as part of my job. But i was training for a 5km race and running is one thing i couldn't do on a treadmill, let alone outside. So it was good just to see that when i was outside doing a run, how hard i was working etc. But that's all i used it for and now it's sat in a box doing nada.
lidl have inexpensive heart rate monitors in this week, just under £20 I think. OH bought one on hols from decathlon, they have a few branches in the uk, or online. His was 19 euros, again just under £20.
Think that is about the cheapest you will pay for a decent heart rate monitor. You need one with a chest strap I think, without it your heart rate won't be constantly monitored and so you won't get accurate cals burned data.