Tag Archives: Heart Rate

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A day of continuous heart rate monitoring

Last week I had a day trip up to Brussels (Belgium), and I thought it might make for an interesting experiment: All day continuous HR monitoring. Except, unlike such experiments folks have done in the past, I didn’t wear a … Read More Here

How to fix heart rate strap chaffing issues

A day or two ago, someone posted to Slowtwitch with an issue where they were getting chaffing issues with the Garmin soft strap, to the point of the skin being red and raw.  This was primarily in the area of … Read More Here

Spending time with the team behind the Basis watch

Walking down the street where the blue dot on the phone’s map was leading me, I started to wonder if I had the right place.  As I neared the address, all I could see was an appliance store trying to … Read More Here

Tip of the day: How I manage 15+ Heart Rate Straps

Until rather recently I stored all my various sports gizmos and gadgets in a simple Rubbermaid container.  Well, mostly.  They kinda spilled out all over the place, so it was more like the Rubbermaid container plus a 6 foot radius. … Read More Here

Polar RCX5 In Depth Review

While the Polar RCX5 was officially released yesterday, I’ve actually been playing with it now for over a month – getting the change to put it through its paces in hundreds upon hundreds of miles of real world running, cycling … Read More Here

Umpteen ways to measure your heart rate

For reasons unclear to me, this week has turned out to be the week of heart rate related devices plopping onto my doorstep.  So let’s rundown a quick preview of stuff I’ll be posting more in depth over the next … Read More Here

How to fix cold/dry weather erratic heart rate readings

It’s that time of year again.  No, not that time of year.  Nor that time of year.  But rather, the time of year when your heart rate readings start to resemble a seismic monitor more than a representation of your … Read More Here

A solution to heart rate dropouts/spikes with Garmin HR Soft Straps

You may remember back a few months ago when I published my Top Tips to reduce HR strap issues.  That’s since become a pretty popular posts, especially amongst Garmin Premium Soft Strap HR users. And for the vast majority of … Read More Here

Troubleshooting your heart rate monitor/strap HR spikes

For those who train with heart rate monitors often, you probably know all too well know the tell-tale sign that your little device is lying to you about your heart rate.  It starts off fairly innocently with a gentle rise … Read More Here