Featured 5 Heart Rate Monitors

Need help finding the perfect heart rate monitor? Our Featured 5 (or in this case Featured 6) heart rate monitors suggest our most recommended and best selling heart rate monitors in each feature category. Take a few minutes to read the suggestions below and there's a good chance you'll find the HRM you are looking for.

Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor

Feature Set: Basic
User Skill Level: Entry Level
Don't let the basic feature set and entry level user skill level rating steer you away from the Polar FT1. The FT1 features high and low target zone alarms and simple 1 button operation. Target zone indication and alarms are the most used feature in heart rate monitors and the FT1 has them. In addition, the FT1 features a backlit display, last workout recall, and a swimmer-friendly T31C chest transmitter that is preferred for swimming. The bottom line is the FT1 is all most users need, unless you want calorie counting or other enhanced features.

Code: poft1
Reg. Price: $59.95
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Polar FT4 Fitness Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT4 Fitness Heart Rate Monitor

Feature Set: Enhanced
User Skill Level: Entry Level - Intermediate
The Polar FT4 is hands-down our best selling heart rate monitor. It requires just a bit more setup (age, height, weight, etc) but rewards that effort with very accurate calorie burn data. The FT4 recalls the most recent 10 workouts, has a backlit display, and gives visual and audible indication of your target zones. The FT4 also includes the latest H1 chest transmitter and SoftStrap for enhanced comfort. If you are a general fitness user looking for a simple HRM with accurate calorie counting, the Polar FT4 is ideal for you.

Code: poft4
Reg. Price: $99.95
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ePulse2 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor

ePulse2 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor

Feature Set: Enhanced
User Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
The ePulse2 is the only strapless heart rate monitor that we've found to give reliable continuous heart rate without a chest strap. The ePulse2 requires a little more attention, however. Much like a smart phone it needs to be recharged and given a little pampering to keep it performing well. If you don't mind keeping an eye on the battery you will get fairly solid results without a chest transmitter. We do suggest a chest transmitter type monitor for the most reliable results, but if the chest strap is out of the question the ePulse2 is for you.

Code: epulse2
Reg. Price: $129.95
Price: $84.95
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Timex Ironman Target Trainer Heart Rate Monitor

Timex Ironman Target Trainer Heart Rate Monitor

Feature Set: Intermediate - Advanced
User Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
The Timex Ironman Target Trainer HRM features interval timers, countdown timers, and alarms. If you are a workout junkie that is looking for a heart rate monitor to guide you during interval training, this is your monitor. The Target Trainer features 8 linked interval timers that can be configured in about any way you can dream up. Classic Ironman design and FlexTech digital chest transmitter for style and comfort. For interval training or any time based training with heart rate the Iroman Target Trainer is ideal.

Code: timtt
Reg. Price: $129.95
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Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor

Feature Set: Intermediate - Advanced
User Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
The Polar FT60 is Polar's top-of-the-line fitness heart rate monitor. The FT60 features all the common features like target zones, calorie burn, etc, and takes it to the next level with actual fitness coaching. The Polar Star training program sets realistic goals for you and coaches you to meet those goals. The FT60 stores 100 workouts on your watch and can upload data to the free Polar Personal Trainer website with the optional FlowLink interface. The FT60 is perfect for the tech savvy fitness user looking for coaching and tracking.

Code: poft60
Reg. Price: $179.95
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Polar RCX3 Base Training System

Polar RCX3 Base Training System

Feature Set: Intermediate - Advanced
User Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
The Polar RCX3 Base Training System is a powerful platform to build a multi-sport training system with. Despite it's advanced capabilities, the RCX3 is fairly simple to use and is easily expandable for cycling and advanced running features with optional sensors. The RCX3 helps you train at the ideal intensity with personalized sport zones and 99 workout recall memory. Full connectivity with the free Polar Personal Trainer website (requires optional DataLink interface). If you are just starting your trek to multi-sport greatness the RCX3 is a great choice and one that can grow with your needs as you advance.

Code: porcx3
Reg. Price: $219.95
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