At less than five centimetres long, the portable Pulse gives you a wide range of feedback on your daily activity – including distance travelled and calories burned – from the comfort of your pocket. Touch the device for a few seconds for your heart rate and swipe for 10 days worth of data. It syncs automatically to Android and Apple devices.
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Buying the best heart rate monitor is a great way to step up your exercise regime, and helps you take a more scientific look at your training. If you're looking to get fit in 2014, you've come to the right place.
Heart rate monitors have become a staple for many fitness fanatics, and will improve your cardio workouts no end. By monitoring you heart rate while running you can spend more time training at optimum performance, and it will help you get fitter in the right way.
However, are so many on the market from so many manufacturers at such dramatically different prices that choosing the best is a daunting task.
Thankfully, we've done all the hard work for you. Feast your eyes on the best heart rate monitors around.
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Words by Samuel Horti