I’ve noticed that many people in the city are quite health conscious. Every evening, on my way home from uni, I always see people jogging in the park. This motivated me to try daily jogging. I’ve learned that keeping health requires an awareness of many things; one that people often forget is their heart rate. The rate that your heart pumps can cause undue stress to your body, and even bring on an early death. The tricky thing is that there are many cases when your heart rate may be up, and you may not even know.
On the other side of this is what you do to keep healthy. Running and jogging are two great ways to keep in shape. However, the problem is that it is nearly impossible to know how hard your heart is working. If you have pre-existing problems with your heart or have been suffering from obesity or general problems that obesity can cause, then knowing your heart rate is vital.
So what can you do?
Thankfully, there is a lot of technology out there, which will help you keep track of your heart rate. This wearable technology is designed to be lightweight and portable, with minimal discomfort and soreness. In addition, they come as either an independent running gadget or as one of a number of useful features.
What do these heart monitors look like?
Heart monitors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are heart monitors that go around your waist, right below your heart. Secured by a tight fitting band, these are normally the most intrusive devices available, though their results are highly accurate. In addition, there are pieces of heart rate monitoring running technology that fits around your wrist. Normally tightly, secured, these heart rate monitors are less intrusive, and easier to put on and take off. Finally, there is the sensoria company with speciality electronic socks for your guttie! You can purchase specially designed shoes that record this information and send it out.
Price ranges dramatically due to quality and type. The least expensive are the wristbands and watches whose sole purpose is to track heart rate. However, if you have a few extra quid to spend, you may want to upgrade to something that also has built in GPS. The most basic models will run you between 20 and 30 quid. Anything with GPS will increase the price to around 60 to 70 quid for less expensive models. If you are looking for the best, then be prepared to drop 400 to 500 pounds.