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Bodytronics Healthy Living Blog
Welcome to the Bodytronics healthy living blog! We will offer frequent features on our products and other fitness/wellness topics. Check back frequently for the latest features, unadvertised specials, and features from special guest writers!

We welcome your questions, comments, and content suggestions: blog@bodytronics.com

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12/28/2012
Bodytronics will be closed from Noon on Monday December 31st through Tuesday January 1st for the New Year Holiday. All orders placed during this period will ship on Wednesday January 2nd.

12/22/2011
Bodytronics will be closed Friday, 12/23 through Monday 12/26 for the Christmas holiday. We will re-open at 9:30am EDT on Tuesday 12/27. All orders placed after 5:30pm EDT Thursday, 12/22 will ship on Tuesday, 12/27. We would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!

1/10/2011
Bodytronics is closed today due to the severe winter storm and resulting hazardous road conditions. We will make every attempt to ship all orders placed today and over the past weekend as soon as conditions improve.

12/23/2010
Bodytronics will be closed 12/24 - 12/27 for the Christmas holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 12/28 at 9:30am. All orders placed over the holiday weekend will ship promptly on Tuesday 12/28. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

12/21/2010
It's not too late to order your perfect holiday gift! Announcing our Guaranteed 2-Day Santa Saver Shipping - Just $12 for orders $79 and under and an amazing $7 for orders over $79!

7/22/2010
Bodytronics is proud to announce our 105% Low Price Guarantee! Our customers already know us for our awesome selection and great customer service. We are committed to also be the low price leader!

4/6/2010
Garmin has just announced the exciting new Forerunner 110 GPS heart rate monitor. A great new entry-level GPS enabled heart rate monitor with minimal setup yet powerful features, all at a reasonable cost. For those of you who don't need the heart rate features, there is also the unisex, Forerunner 110 GPS sport watch. The sport watch version has the same features with the ability to add heart rate monitoring at a later date. Both models are available for pre-order now, we expect stock in mid to late april. Order now and be the first to own these exciting new GPS watches!

3/17/2010
Many of our research and industrial automation customers frequently call looking for a stopwatch that times in seconds only. Up to now we have not had a product to fill that timing need. The new Control Company 1031 decimal stopwatch changes that, with the ability to time in seconds only, minutes only, or hours only! the 1031 also features a 500 segment memory with time & date stamp.

1/30/2010
Garmin just announced an awesome $50 rebate on the popular Forerunner 405, Forerunner 405HR, and Forerunner 405CX. This is a great opportunity to save $50 off our already low price - plus you get Free Shipping! This is a limited-time offer. Click here to download the rebate form.

12/31/2009
Bodytronics has closed for the New Year's holiday. We will re-open on Monday January 4th at 9:30am. We will ship all orders placed between 12/31 and 1/4 on Monday January 4th. We would like to wish all of our customers and visitors a Happy New Year and would like to thank our customers for making 2009 a great year, despite the tough economy! We will still be offering email support over the holiday weekend, just Email Us for assistance. We will try to respond within an hour or so.

12/24/2009
Bodytronics has closed for the Christmas holiday. We will re-open on Monday December 28th at 9:30am. We will ship all orders placed between 12/24 and 12/28 on Monday December 28th. We would like to wish all of our customers and visitors a Merry Christmas and would like to thank you for your patronage in 2009! We will still be offering email support over the holiday weekend, just Email Us for assistance. We will try to respond within an hour or so.

12/22/2009
You still have one more day to order the perfect gift! Order by 5:30p Wednesday December 23rd and choose UPS Next Day Air shipping for guaranteed delivery on Christmas Eve!

12/18/2009
It's the last weekend before the Christmas holiday and it's not too late to order from Bodytronics! In fact, we've brought back our Super Santa Saver Guaranteed 2 Day Delivery option. We've even kept the same low price as last year! Just $12 for orders under $50 and $7 for orders over $50! Just order by 5:30p Tuesday December 22nd for guaranteed holiday delivery!

12/16/2009 - Holiday Shipping Update
It's defiantly not too late to order your holiday gift! We have the hot items in stock and most orders are shipping the same or next business day. If you have any questions about the arrival of your holiday gift, just use our live chat system, email, or toll-free phone number to contact us - we'll let you know exactly what you need to do to make sure you gift arrives on-time at the lowest cost possible!

12/10/2009
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, make sure to check out our Current Specials for outstanding deals on very popular selling items!

11/30/2009
It's the first Monday after thanksgiving and that means it's time for Cyber Monday Madness! Don't miss this great opportunity to get some hot-selling products at the lowest prices of the year!

11/28/2009
Wait! It's not Friday, so why are the Black Friday Browser Busters still active? Well, everyone loves Thanksgiving leftovers, so why not a little Black Friday Leftovers? But hurry, we'll be cleaning out the "fridge" for Cyber Monday soon!

11/26/2009
It's not midnight and we don't care! Check out our Black Friday Browser Busters now! Quantities are limited on some items.

11/25/2009
Black Friday is just around the corner. Make sure to check out this blog extra early ;) for our Black Friday Browser Busters! We have kicked off the big holiday shopping weekend extra early with this offer:


Free Polar Sport Tote Bag with a $100 Polar Heart Rate Monitor purchase!
Very nice draw-string tote with MP3 player pocket and headphone feed-through!
Hurry! While supplies last!

Your bag (either blue or black) will be added automatically when we process your order.

11/23/2009
Omron has reestablished itself as the value leader in the blood pressure market with the exciting newBP710 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor. With fully automatic operation and a price under $45, the BP710 is the new value leader in the segment. Order yours today for fast, free delivery!

11/9/2009
Garmin has just released a Special Edition bundle of it's popular FR60 heart rate monitor. The Garmin FR60 Limited Edition Heart Rate Monitor Bundle features special limited edition colors in styles for both men and women. Perhaps the most exciting feature of the LE bundle is that the Garmin Premium SoftStrap chest transmitter is included at no extra charge over the standard bundle. Get yours today, the FR60 Limited Edition bundle is a limited production item available only from select Garmin Fitness dealers.

11/5/2009
Polar has announced that the exciting new FT4 Heart Rate Monitor and FT7 Heart Rate Monitor will be shipping soon. These hot new fitness and crosstraining models will fly out of the warehouse when they arrive, so pre-order yours today!

10/29/2009
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner. For you early birds we've put our extended holiday return policy in place now. Order now and you have until January 31st, 2010 to return or exchange your purchase. We offer low prices, free shipping, and no-hassle returns to make your holiday shopping easy!

10/22/2009
Robic just released a nice little timer that allows selectable silent or audible operation. The Robic SC-502T timer is just $16.95 and will count down up to 99 minutes 59 seconds. This would be a great little timer for testing and observation situation where silent timer operation is required.

10/20/2009
Looking for a great deal on a quality blood pressure monitor? We make a great buy on the awesome Omron Elite 7300W blood pressure monitor. This model has features tailored for women, but is clinically validated for both men and women. Just $69 for a limited time. Save 31%!

10/16/2009
Save $50 on the awesome Garmin 310XT GPS Trainer and Garmin 310XT GPS Trainer with heart rate. Download the Garmin 310XT $50 Mail-In Rebate. Offer ends 12/31/2009.

10/06/2009
Garmin has responded to the current economic situation with the affordable Garmin FR60 Basic. Available in both men's and women's versions, the FR60 basic has the same features as the standard FR60, but does not include the ANT+ USB data interface. At $99.95 is FR60 Basic offers great bang-for-the-buck. You can always add the ANT+ interface and other options later.

You can always view the latest products available in our store by bookmarking our New Arrivals section.

10/05/2009
We have added two exciting new Omron pedometers. The Omron HJ-113 is the updated replacement for the legendary HJ-112 pedometer. The HJ-113 packs all the same features in a more compact and stylish case. The Omron HJ-303 is a "clean sheet" pedometer that features a 3 axis sensor that enables it to accurately sense steps regardless of the position of the pedometer. You can literally wear the HJ-303 anywhere. We have both models in stock at everyday low prices and with free shipping included. Check out our selection of Omron Pedometers today.

10/02/2009
Looking for a high quality baby scale? We are closing out the professional-grade Tanita BD-585. Save $100 while supplies last! Also check out our Deal Of The Day for other unbelievable savings opportunities!

09/26/2009
We have the brand new Polar FS2c heart rate monitor in stock! This new model will replace the FS1 and FS2 models in the lineup, and features interference-free Polar OwnCode coded transmission with the included T31C coded chest transmitter. The FS2c is an awesome new entry-level model with the addition of the coded transmission. Get yours now with fast, free, express shipping!

05/24/2009
Bodytronics would like to salute our men and women in uniform, past and present, on this Memorial Day Weekend. This weekend only take 10% off any order over $75 - use coupon code SALUTE at checkout. Hurry, sale ends Monday, May 25th at 11:59 pm EST!

05/1/2009
Polar has came on board with a nice Mother's Day sale as well! These sales are rare so check out the Polar Sale Page This sale ends May 8th, so don't delay!

05/1/2009
Mother's day is just around the corner, and Garmin is bound to make a few moms happy with a $50 rebate on the awesome Forerunner 405 series. Hurry, this offer expires soon!

03/31/2009
We have the new Polar RS300X series in stock. The RS300X is a new mid-line fitness computer will high-line features. The RS300X is the entry-level heart rate model. The RS300XG1 adds the G1 GPS sensor for speed and distance measurement while running or cycling outdoors. Finally, the RS300Xsd adds the S1 foot pod for speed and distance measurement indoors or out. All 3 models are available in either Black or Orange, and are in stock now with free Express Air Shipping!

03/11/2009
We have the original old-style Polar Wearlink Replacement Straps in stock now! Many of our customers prefer the old-style Wearlink strap, so we found the last ones Polar had, and bought them all. Supplies are limited, so order yours soon!

02/02/2009
Valentines day is just around the corner and Polar has authorized a rare sale on some very popular heart rate monitors. Check out our Specials for details on this big sale. Sale ends 2/8/2009, so hurry!

01/14/2009
If losing weight or just getting in better shape is part of your 2009 plans, take a look at the new Omron HBF-516B body composition scale. This new scale gives you all the features of higher priced competitors at a great price point. For a limited time, save 18% off the regular price - just $89.95!

12/23/2008
Bodytronics would like to thank all our customers for a great 2008! We wish you and your families a happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed for the holiday December 24th through December 28th, reopening Monday December 29th.

12/22/2008
There is still time to get your gift before December 25th! We have cut our Next Day Air shipping rates by over 20 percent! Our reduced rates are calculated automatically when you check out. Order by 5:40pm Tuesday December 23rd for guaranteed delivery on Wednesday December 24th!

12/19/2008
Santa is IN THE HOUSE! Get your gift on time, GUARANTEED! Get 2 Day Guaranteed Santa Saver Shipping for as low as $7. Orders under $50 get your 2 day shipping for only $12, orders over $50 get 2 day shipping for just $7!! This offer ends at 5pm Monday December 22nd. Order now! Just select the 2 Day Guaranteed Santa Saver option at checkout.

12/12/2008
Our shipment of Tanita Scales on here! They are going fast! Order yours now for guaranteed holiday delivery!

12/09/2008
We have a huge shipment of Tanita Scales on the way, arriving on Friday, December 12th. Order yours now for guaranteed holiday delivery!

12/01/2008
One item, an awesome deal, every day. That's the new Bodytronics Deal of the Day. Make sure to bookmark it and visit every day for the latest killer deal!

12/01/2008
Cyber Monday is here! Check out our Cyber Monday Madness page for some unbelievable deals. If you don't see what you are looking for there, use coupon code CYBER for 10% off other products in our store, with no minimum purchase.

10/17/2008
It's not too early to start your holiday shopping! To make it easy, we have extended our exchange period out to January 31st 2009! Buy now and you have until January 31st of 2009 to return or exchange your item. Make sure to check out our Holiday Service Update page for complete holiday information.

10/14/2008
The Seiko SO51 and SO52 were among the most popular stopwatches we have ever sold. Seiko discontinued these models a year or so ago, and many long-time users were rightfully bummed. Well, using our connections with Seiko in the USA and Japan we were able to exclusively bring them back for a limited time! The feature people love about them is the ability to show running lap time and cumulative lap time at the same time on the same screen. This feature along with the quality waterproof construction make the SO51 and SO52 a value at double our low price! Get yours today, once they are gone.. they are gone forever!

09/23/2008
We've got the hot new Polar FT and FA series heart rate and activity monitors in stock. Take a look at our New Arrivals section for more information on these cutting-edge monitors! Order yours today, they are selling fast.

08/29/2008
Looking for a strapless heart rate monitor? Check out the our big sale on the Power Glove Strapless Heart Rate Monitor. Currently on sale at $69.95. Buy 2 and save HUGE only $49.95 each when you buy 2 or more! Hurry, supplies are limited!

We are also having a big Labor day weekend sale. Save 10% on everything when you buy $75 or more. Use coupon code WORK at checkout. Hurry, sale ends at Midnight Monday September 1st.

08/13/2008
In the past monitoring heart rate without a chest transmitter meant a compromise between comfort and performance. The new ePulse Strapless Heart Rate Monitor changes this. The ePulse is worn on the forearm, and offers reliable continuous EKG-accurate heart rate display with zone alarms, exercise timer, and calories burned. Best of all it weighs only 3 ounces with batteries, and is comfortable to wear. Order yours today!

07/21/2008
Make sure to check out the Bodytronics Outlet for a great buy on open box Tanita Body Composition Scales. These are customer returns that have been tested to be fully functional, but may have minor cosmetic flaws and/or damaged packaging. All models are backed by a full factory warranty from Tanita. Hurry, quantities are limited and will go fast!

07/3/2008
Happy Birthday America! We are celebrating our nation's birthday with savings! How through midnight, July 6th take 10% off any order $75 or more. Use coupon code ROCKET at checkout for your 10% discount. Offer excludes Polar products and the Garmin Forerunner 405.

06/11/2008
The hot new Garmin ForeRunner 405 is in stock and flying off the shelves. Two models are available, the ForeRunner 405HR which includes heart rate monitoring capability, and the standard ForeRunner 405 which does not include the heart rate transmitter (but it can be added later, if you choose). Get yours now, these models are very difficult to find and are in short supply from Garmin.

03/22/2008
Polar has authorized a rare sale on select models. Check out our Current Specials page for more details. Hurry, sale ends at midnight, March 30th!

02/24/2008
For a limited time get the Econostep step pedometer for only $1 each when you buy 100 or more. This is our lowest price ever for this very popular pedometer!

01/10/2008
Garmin is getting serious about thier entry into the heart rate monitor market. The new ForeRunner 50 offers awesome features including fully automatic wireless data upload to your PC - standard. You won't believe the price! Check out the Garmin Heart Rate Monitors. For a limited time get 5% off any Garmin purchase over $100, use coupon code GARMIN at checkout.

12/21/2007
Our holiday shipping deadline has passed, we can no longer offer delivery before December 25th. Our offices will be closed from 12/24/2007 thru 12/26/2007, reopening at 9:30a on 12/27/2007. Shop our store during this period for our lowest prices of the year, and save even more by using the coupon code END at checkout. All orders placed during this period will ship on 12/27/2007.

12/09/2007
The holiday shopping push is on, and we are rockin' and rollin'! Thanks to an amazing staff, we are still getting all orders out on time. In fact, we are consistantly ahead of schedule, getting most orders out on the day the order is placed. Let us help you with your holiday push, for a limited time get 10% off any order of $75 or more. Use coupon code PUSH at checkout.

11/30/2007
Just in time for the holidays! We've made a special purchase on the Reebok Heart Touch strapless heart rate monitor. While supplies last, get this great strapless monitor for just $49.95! Buy two or more and the price drops to just $42 each!

11/27/2007
The big shopping days may be behind us, but it's not too late to save big! See our Holiday Specials page for great holiday deals. In addition, get 5% off any order of $50 or more, use coupon code GIFT at checkout. If you need to fill the sled with gifts, use coupon code SLED at checkout for 10% off an order of $200 or more. We are shipping fast, currently all orders are shipping the same or next day!

11/26/2007
Yes, it's cyber-monday, time for us online retailers to have our day! See our Cyber-Monday Specials. In addition, get 10% off any order of $50 or more. Use coupon code CYBER at checkout. Fast, free, shipping on EVERY order - guaranteed.

11/23/2007
Black Friday is here, and Bodytronics is in the game with some great savings specials. See our Black Friday Specials. In addition, get 10% off any order of $50 or more. Use coupon code BLACK at checkout.

11/20/2007
For a limited time, get a free Road ID (a $21.50 value) with the purchase of select Polar heart rate monitors. All eligible models also include FREE Express Air Shipping as well. Hurry, supplies are limited!

10/29/2007
The Holidays are just around the corner, and we've geared up early this year. Effective today, the return policy has been extended to January 31st, 2008! Buy your holiday gifts now, knowing you have until 1/31/2008 to return or exchange them. For full holiday information see our Holiday Information Center. Early shoppers save now, for a limited time get 10% off your order of $100 or more, use coupon code HOHO at checkout.*

09/21/2007
Are you an admitted Dummy? Following on the wild success of the For Dummies books, Heart Rate Monitors For Dummies are now available! All models are easy to use and require no chest strap. Each model includes an instruction manual and fitness guide written for all you dummies :) With our low pricing and fast, free shipping you would be smart to order from Bodytronics!

08/08/2007
Bodytronics is proud to announce that we are now an Authorized Internet Retailer for Polar Cycling Computers. We carry the full line of Polar cycle computers from the entry level CS100 to the no-holds-barred CS600 Power. All models in stock with the lowest possible pricing and FREE express shipping!

07/23/2007
LifeSource has just introduced the new UA-789AC Blood Pressure Monitor with an extra large 16.5" to 23.6" arm cuff. This monitor is perfect for home monitoring by customers with larger arms. This is the first accurate and reliable extra-large cuff monitor brought to market at an affordable price. By adding an optional Small or Medium size cuff, this monitor is ready for use by the entire family! Order yours today!

07/11/2007
Summer is bringing the heat, and we're bringing the savings. For a limited time get 10% off your order of $100 or more, use coupon code HEAT at checkout.*

06/11/2007
Looking for a great father's day gift? Check out our weekly specials page for big sale pricing on Polar, Timex, and more! Hurry, quantities are limited and sale ends Sunday!

06/06/2007
Polar has announced the re-launch of the RS400 and RS800 heart rate monitor running computers. For a limited time get a FREE Polar IR computer interface (a $59.95 value) with the purchase of a RS400, RS400SD, RS800 or RS800SD! These models also feature free next day air shipping. Hurry, this offer expires soon!

05/30/2007
Omron has done it again! The new HJ-150 pedometer features electronic accelerometer technology in a pedometer under $20! These pedometers are small, silent, and very accurate. For a limited time, get a free gadget bungee safety strap (a $3.99 value) with the purchase of the HJ-150.

05/14/2007
Today the United States Postal Service implimented a huge rate increase on First Class Parcels. Packages that weigh 5 ounces and under have had rate increases of over 90 percent. To help offset this expense, and still offer free shipping on most orders, we have decided to impliment a $1.99 handling charge on all orders under $15. We apologize for having to implement this charge, and we are doing everything possible to keep our free shipping available to as many customers as possible.

05/09/2007
Are you getting enough exercise? According to the World Health Organisation at least 60% of the global population fails to achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day; an amount the American College of Sports Medicine recommend for basic health maintenance. Polar Electro, pioneer and leading innovator of sports instruments and heart rate monitors, today announced the launch of the POLAR AW200, a wrist watch that uses new Activity Technology to sense your body movement and help you develop a better understanding of how much and how beneficial your exercise is.

Bodytronics has this great new fitness tool in stock now! For a limited time get free next business day shipping! Order now!

04/16/2007
The awesome new Omron HEM-790IT blood pressure monitor is now in stock! Thesse units are still in limited supply from Omron, so order yours now!

03/12/2007
March Madness is here! Check out our specials page for rare savings on select Polar products, and select other items. Order by 4p easten for same-day shipment! Hurry, sale ends Sunday March 18th!

02/01/2007
Exciting news! Omron has just released the new HJ-720IT USB downloadable pedometer. This pedometer takes the awesome solid-state sensor technology of the popular HJ-112 pedometer and adds USB data download capability, and a great software package to track your progress. The HJ-720IT is in stock and shipping now - with free shipping!

01/22/2007
We are in the clutches of a pretty rough winter! Snow and ice are unwelcome visitors in many parts of the country. To warm your winter a little, Bodytronics is offering a Snow & Ice sale now through Saturday January 27th. Use coupon code SNOW at checkout for 5% off an order of $30 or more, or coupon code ICE for 10% off an order of $200 or more.

12/26/2006
Polar has announced a major price increase that will go into effect January 1st, 2007. If you have been looking for a new Polar, now is the time to buy! Take advantage of the current low pricing now through December 31st.

12/15/2006
It's not too late to order your holiday gifts! Most areas of the country can choose UPS ground shipping and still have holiday gifts arrive before December 23rd! The UPS time in transit chart above gives UPS ground delivery times for the 48 states. To help offset any extra holiday shipping costs, use coupon code SANTA at checkout for a 10% credit towards your shipping on any order $50 or more! Any order placed before 4:30pm on Monday December 18th with any UPS shipping method will ship on Monday December 18th. Trust us for your last minute holiday shopping!

12/01/2006
Polar has authorized a rare sale on select models. Check out our specials page to take advantage of these limited-time prices on five popular models! Hurry, the sale ends Midnight on Thursday December 7th! Sale prices are already marked.

11/24/2006
Black Friday is a great day to find a bargin, but don't you hate how all the good deals end Friday at 11a? Well, we are going to take Black Friday a step further and extend it all weekend long!*

Use coupon code BF1 for 10% off any order over $75
Use coupon code BF2 for 20% off any order over $200

11/17/2006
Let's face it, it's a terrible time of the year to be a turkey. With thanksgiving right around the corner, turkeys everywhere are running for cover! Don't run for cover, run for the checkout to take advantage of our Turkey Day Sale! Use coupon code GOBBLE at checkout for 10% off any order over $75*! Coupon good through 11/21/2006.

10/30/2006
The holidays are just around the corner, and most of us will probably end up eating too much, too often. With a good quality kitchen scale you can control your portions, allowing you to enjoy the holiday food, but still maintain your weight. Just add a pedometer and you are ready to walk off any extra pounds the holidays may bring your way!

10/27/2006
The hot new Polar RS400 and Polar RS400SD are now in stock! Order now for fast, free, 2 day delivery!

10/18/2006
Body fat measurement is a great tool to track both diet and workout program progress. Both dieters and athletes inevitably reach that dreaded plateau where they are no longer gaining or losing weight for a period of time. A quality body composition scale such as the Tanita models, help you see what your body fat level is doing during weight loss or training. Frequently even though you are not losing or gaining weight, you will see your body fat going down, and on some models, your muscle mass going up. This is a great motivational/feedback tool that makes it easier to stick with your program and keep working hard. We have all listed Tanita models in stock, and all ship fast with free UPS shipping! We also (unlike Amazon.com) double-box our Tanita scales, so your scale arrives in new condition.

10/10/2006
A quality dietary scale is an important part of any diet or weight loss plan. The ability to accurately determine portion size is a key aspect of controlling calorie intake. We offer a number of dietary scales to fit any budget. All of our scales are durable and easy to clean up. Top of the line models such as the Salter 1400 and Escali Cibo even allow you to input the type of food you are weighing and then gives you complete nutritional info on the food being weighed.

10/06/2006
Columbus Day Sale! Now through October 10th get 5% off any order $50 or more. Use coupon code SAIL at checkout. Have a great weekend and enjoy the cooler weather!

10/02/2006
Polar has just released two exciting new models for hardcore runners. The RS800 and RS800sd are powerful running computers designed to assist distance runners in training. Both include Polar's latest W.I.N.D. 2.4ghz sensor technology which eliminates all interference issues of past designs. The RS800sd includes the new S3 foot pod for running speed & distance. The S3 foot pod also integrates directly into select Adidas running shoes. Both models are in stock now and include free UPS Next Day Air Shipping.

9/29/2006
With fall (and cooler temps) just around the corner, it's time to get started with a walking program. The Bodytronics QuickSteps walking program is a simple, yet very effective program to get you walking to a healthier lifestyle. The 20 page QuickSteps manual includes everything you need to get going, plus a logbook to track your progress. Along with one of our great pedometers you will be walking healthy in no time.

9/28/2006
We frequently have inquiries about timers that do not make any noise. These timers are frequently used in testing environments such as SAT, LSAT, etc. We have developed a simple and inexpensive timer for this application, the Scholar silent timer. The scholar is a single countdown timer that is quick and easy to set, and makes no alarm noise. If a more powerful timer is needed or if vibrating alert is needed, consider the Control Company 5033 vibrating timer, or Time Now Invisible Clock vibrating super timer. These three silent timing options will fill most testing and noise-sensitive applications.

9/25/2006
Polar has just added a great new model to their lineup, the CS300 Cycling Heart Rate Monitor. This new model replaces the venerable S520 as the entry-level model for cycling and cross training. The CS300 is anything but an entry level model, however. It allows you to configure 2 bikes in setup, so you can switch bikes without having to reconfigure your monitor each time. It also allows you to upload your workout data to polarpersonaltrainer.com for detailed review. If cycling is part of your workout routine, make sure to check out the Polar CS300, in stock and shipping now with free 2nd day shipping!

9/22/2006
Today is the last day to take advantage of the Polar back to school sale. We just made a large buyout purchase of last years' Omron HEM-609 wrist blood pressure unit. We are offering this unit at an insane price of just $39.95 each! Better buy one before we snap back to our senses :)

9/21/2006
Are you a swimmer who would like to monitor your heart rate while swimming? If so, we suggest using a Polar heart rate monitor with the T31 type chest transmitter. The T31 is completely sealed and performs very well in the water. For basic monitoring we suggest a lower-end model like the Polar FS2. For midrange monitoring we suggest the Polar FS6. For high end monitoring we suggest one of the Polar S-Series models, plus the T31 coded transmitter. The Polar Wearlink transmitter can be used in the pool, but it's belt life will suffer.

9/18/2006
We are frequently asked which type of blood pressure monitor is the best and/or most accurate. As with most such questions, there are a number of factors to take into consideration when purchasing a blood pressure monitor. We stock two basic types of blood pressure monitors, wrist type and the more traditional arm cuff type. Wrist type monitors are smaller and easier to take with you if you travel. They are equally accurate with the arm cuff type monitors if you follow the use instructions carefully. Wrist type monitors are much more sensitive to arm position, and any arm/wrist movement during measurement can skew your results. The latest wrist models by Omron include a feature that checks the position in relation to heart level to try and eliminate positioning problems, but movement still can be an issue. That being said, the arm cuff designs are the best choice for frequent trouble-free measurements. They are a little larger, but are much easier to use. We highly recommend arm cuff models for most users, unless the smaller size of the wrist model is desired, or if you are able to follow instructions very well and are able to hold still while taking the measurement. The bottom line is that either type of monitor is equally accurate if used as instructed by the manufacturer. For a limited time get 5% off any blood pressure montior over $60. Use coupon code BLOGBP at checkout

9/17/2006
A quality pedometer is more than just a gadget. Pedometers are an excellent motivational and tracking tool and an invaluable part of any walking program. A quality pedometer will help you track and achieve your goals and motivate you to keep walking by giving you instant feedback on your progress. We have a great deal on the Omron HJ-105 in purple and yellow colors right now. Just $13.95 each (normally $18.99) or just $9.95 each when you buy 5 or more! Perfect for walking clubs or the upcoming holiday season!

9/16/2006
The Polar Back To School Sale is going on now! Check our specials page for the models that are on sale. Hurry! Sale ends Friday, September 22nd.

9/15/2006
Starting tomorrow we will have a Back To School Sale on select Polar models. The FS3, F6, F11, F55, and RS200SD will all be on sale at the best prices this year. The sale will run from September 16th thru September 22nd, so hurry!

9/8/2006
Welcome to the first edition of the Bodytronics healthy living blog! Our goal is to bring you information on topics and products that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. Our goal will be to have a daily feature to this end. Please check back frequently, and tell a friend about our blog!

Today we would like to talk about a great new product, the PowerGlove Basic strapless heart rate monitor. For years many of our customers have asked for a strapless heart rate monitor that gives an accurate and reliable continuous readout. There really has not been a viable solution until now. The PowerGlove that we offer is only available at Bodytronics, and has one simple feature - Continuous display of heart rate. No confusing operation, no extra modes - just put it on, turn it on, and go. This unit is perfect for recovering heart patients who still have a painful scar and can't wear a heart monitor with a strap. In our testing the PowerGlove tracked very reliably and was comfortable to wear during most any exercise. The PowerGlove has an internal rechargeable battery pack that powers the unit for about 8 hours on a charge. A wall charger is included, so you never need to buy batteries. For a limited time use coupon code GOPG at checkout for $5 off the PowerGlove!

* Products by Polar Electro Inc. are excluded from all promotions

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