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					                             HEART RATE MONITOR REVIEW

Background:
Researchers started checking heart rates around 1912 by using water buckets as counterweights in the
first laboratory model. The first electronic heart rate monitoring tool, the electrocardiograph, was
originally the size of a room!

The terms heart rate monitor and heart rate watch are synonymous. Most monitors are watches.

Benefits for using the Heart Rate Monitor:
      Work out at a pace that is good for you.
      Allows you control of your ability to work out at your best.
      Gives you responsibility of your own effort grade
      Allows you to monitor your heart rate in different activities.
      Accurate reading of your pulse.

Watch Functions:
      The transmitter must be wet in order for it to receive the signal that will eventually down load
       into your file of your watch.
      The transmitter must be tight enough around your skin in order for the transmitter signal to be
       strong
      Press the Red button once to get a heart rate. Press the red button the second time to start the
       stop watch.
      Press the Blue button once to stop the stop watch and twice to clear it and go back to the time of
       day monitor.
      “Clearing” the stop watch means to get the watch back to the time of day monitor.
      Training Zone “TZ” is the zone you should raise your heart rate into so you are working your
       resting heart rate above 60%. Class training zones are 130 beats per minute or more.

Trouble shooting:
      If your watch is not getting a reading above a double zero you should check the following: strap
       tight enough?, monitor wet enough?, wearing it on your back if all else fails?
      If your watch has a reading that is in the 200’s consistently you should center the watch so it
       gives you a more accurate reading of your heart rate and move away from other interferences
       (i.e. other people)
      If your heart signal is flashing without a heart outline this means you do not have a strong signal
       between your transmitter and your watch due to the following facts: strap not tight enough,
       monitor not wet enough, there are some gaps between your transmitter and your skin

				
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