Best heart rate monitor for a beginner?

Hi, I am interested in buying a heart rate monitor, for an accurate idea of the amount of calories I burn when working out - does anyone have any recommendations for a good but not too expensive one? I don't need masses of features, just basic but accurate! Thank you :-)


  • Spooky_Scully
    Spooky_Scully Posts: 73 Member
    I have the pink Polar FT4 :) it cost me approx $100 and I honestly think it was worth every cent! It logs the duration of my workouts, with calories and min/max heart rate. Nothing too fancy, but all I want/need it to do. I plug in my weight into the watch in the morning when I get up (which takes 2 seconds) and its good to go!

    Also, the chest strap only took me a total of 30 minutes to get used to, and now I forget its on.

    Hope this helps! :smile:
  • buckleten
    buckleten Posts: 205 Member
    Thank you! I will take a look at that then :-)
  • amberflo143
    amberflo143 Posts: 94 Member
    Same.. I have the pink polar ft4... love it so easy to use