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GPS Fitness Watches with Heart Rate Monitor


Garmin Forerunner 610
A quick look at the Garmin 610. A full review is coming soon. This GPS watch is Garmin’s high end GPS watch targeted towards runners. It has a full touchscreen, eliminating the touch bezel of earlier Garmin watches. Comes in black. MSRP is $399.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Garmin Forerunner 410
In-depth review. This watch is a Garmin’s GPS watch targeted towards runners. The 110, 210, 410 and 610 were introduced in 2010. Comes in black. MSRP is $249.95. Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

Garmin Forerunner 210
In-depth review. Garmin announced the Forerunner 210 in October of 2010. Garmin offers three models of the Forerunner 210; a black model that comes with the watch only and sells for $199.00, and a men’s black or women’s teal color that comes with a heart rate monitor strap, and sells for $249.99. Check out the in depth review for more information.

 

 

 


Soleus GPS 1.0
In-depth review. A quick look and video on the Soleus. A full review is coming soon. Comes in black. MSRP is $99.95. Click this link to find it on Amazon.

 

 

 

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Non-GPS Fitness Watches with Heart Rate Monitor


Polar FT1
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, with basic heart rate monitor features. Comes in black or blue. MSRP is $69.95.Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT2
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, with basic heart rate monitor features. Comes in red or black. MSRP is $89.95.Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT4
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, with basic heart rate monitor features. Comes in pink/purple, silver, orange/black and bronze. MSRP is $99.95.Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT7
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, with basic heart rate monitor features. Comes in black/silver, black/gold, red/silver and black/red. MSRP is $119.95.Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT40
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch. Comes in white or black. MSRP is $179.95.Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT60
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch. Comes in pink or black. MSRP is $219.95.Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Polar FT80
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch.Comes in black with a light face or black with silver trim and a black face. MSRP is $319.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Suunto M1
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch.Comes in black with silver trim and a black face. MSRP is $99.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Suunto M2
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch.Comes in black with silver trim and fuchsia. MSRP is $119.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 

 


Suunto M4
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch.Comes in black with blue trim, black with pink trim, and  black with silver trim. MSRP is $149.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Suunto M5
In-depth review. This watch is a general fitness watch, and is used with the group as a general spinning and fitness watch.Comes in black with silver trim, black with gold trim, and a silver face with silver trim. MSRP is $189.95. Click this link to find it much cheaper on Amazon.

 

 

 


Suunto Quest
In-depth review. This watch is Suunto’s latest heart rate monitor watch. The watch is compatible with all of the Suunto pods, including the FootPod mini and the GPS pod. There are two accessory options, the standard version and the running pack version. Included in the standard version is the watch, Suunto Movestick Mini, and Suunto Dual Comfort Belt, all of which retails for $249.00 The Running Pack comes with all items listed above, along with their Foot POD Mini, and retails for $299.00. Click this link to find it on Amazon.

Nike+ FuelBand
In-depth review. The FuelBand is a watch that measures your daily activity. Nike believes that having an easy way to measure daily activity will motivate people to move and exercise more. The FuelBand can display and track time, the number of steps taken during the day, something called Nike Fuel, and your daily calories burned. You can set a target for how active you want to be, and the FuelBand gauges how close you are to your daily goal with a red, yellow and green display. The retail price is $149.00.

 


4iiii Sportiiiis Heads Up Display Heart Rate Monitor
In-depth review. Sportiiiis is a cutting-edge, heads-up audio/visual device designed to give you performance feedback without distracting you from your activity. Colored LEDs and verbal prompts guide you to targets for heart rate, speed, pace, cadence and power.

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Heart Rate Monitor Straps & Hardware

Polar H7Polar H7 Versus Wahoo Fitness BlueHR Bluetooth SMART Shootout
Check out our comparison of the Polar H7 and the Wahoo Fitness BlueHR Bluetooth SMART heart rate monitor straps.

 

 

 


Wahoo Fitness Run/Gym Pack In Depth Review

In-depth review. The Fitness Run/Gym pack is a heart rate monitor strap using ANT+ technology that measures your heart rate, and sends the data from the heart rate monitor to the iPhone using the included dongle. The iPhone is used to display and log your workout. This product is designed to work with the 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S iPhones.

 

 

 


SportsTracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor Strap In Depth Review
In-depth review. SportsTracker has recently released a Bluetooth heart rate monitor strap that is compatible with Android, Nokia N9, and Nokia Symbian phones,but it’s not iPhone compatible. The HRM strap is powered by a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, and a USB charger is included. The retail price is 69.90 euros.

 

 

 

Wahoo Fitness BlueHR Heart Rate Monitor Strap For iPhone
In-depth review.
Read our review of the Wahoo Fitness BlueHR Bluetooth Smart heart rate monitor strap. This strap is intended to be used with the iPhone 4s and later Apple phones. Price is $79.95.

 

 

 

 


Polar Wearlink+ Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor In Depth Review
In-depth review. Read our review of the Polar WearLink+ Bluetooth heart rate monitor strap. This strap is intended to be used with Android phones, and uses Bluetooth to communicate to the phone.  Price is $79.95.

 

 


Polar H7 Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Monitor In Depth Review
In-depth review. Read our review of the Polar H7 Bluetooth heart rate monitor strap. It uses the newest Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, with a battery life of up to 350 hours. This heart rate monitor is made to work with the iPhone 4S and newer. Price is $79.95.

 

 


Polar H6 and H7 Heart Rate Sensors – What Is the Difference?
The Polar H7 and H6 are Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors that work together with an iPhone 4S and 5. Check out what the difference is between the two heart rate monitor straps.

 

 

 

 

SportsTracker HRM2Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor SMART and the Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor 2
In-depth review. The Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor SMART and the Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor 2 are two new heart rate monitors from Sports Tracker. The Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor SMART is one of the newest generation of heart rate monitors that work with the Bluetooth SMART (low energy Bluetooth 4.0) protocol. The Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor SMART works with the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. The Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor 2 supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 as well as Android, Nokia Symbian and Nokia N9. The Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor SMART retails for $79.95, and the Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor 2 retails for $89.95.

 

 

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ithlete Cardiosport Bluetooth SMART Heart Rate Monitor Strap
In-depth review. The ithlete Cardiosport Bluetooth SMART is compatible with the iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 3 and iPod Touch 4. The suggested retail price is $84.99, or £54.99. The Cardiosport is available in the UK, Europe, US, Canada and Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

 

scosche1 Scosche Rhythm Heart Rate Monitor Armband Strap
In-depth review. The Scosche Rhythm heart rate monitor straps on your forearm instead of strapping around your chest. The Scosche Rhythm is compatible with  iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, iPads and iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and Samsung Galaxy S3. The suggested retail price is $99.95.

 

 

 


4iiii Sportiiiis Heads Up Display Heart Rate Monitor
In-depth review. Sportiiiis is a cutting-edge, heads-up audio/visual device designed to give you performance feedback without distracting you from your activity. Colored LEDs and verbal prompts guide you to targets for heart rate, speed, pace, cadence and power.

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Swim Electronics

 


Finis Swimsense Swim Watch In Depth Review 2G
In-depth review. The Swimsense is a rechargeable swim training watch that uses accelerometers and magnetometers to measure pace times, distance, stroke count, stroke rate, distance-per-stroke, lap count and calories burned across all major strokes. It collects this data during your workout, and afterwards the data can be uploaded to a web based log called the Swimsense Training Log. It can store up to 14 workouts at a time, and will work in any pool from 25 to 50 yards or meters in length. Check out this in-depth review. MSRP is $199.95. Click the link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

AudioFlood4AudioFlood iPod Shuffle Bundle – In Depth Review
In-depth review. The AudioFlood 2GB  iPod Shuffle bundle is a waterproof audio player and headphones. It comes with a 2 year warranty, and retails for $140.00.

 

 

 


Finis SwiMP3 2G
In-depth review. An in-depth product review of the SwiMP3 2G music player. MSRP is $159.99. Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

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Bike Computers


Garmin Edge 800

In-depth review. This is Garmin’s top of the line bike computer. With navigation, maps, tons of screens and training options, this is the most full feature bike computer on the market. MSRP is $449.99 to $649.00, depending on accessories. Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

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Software

 

IMG_044810 iPhone Apps for Logging Exercise
Check out 10 workout apps for the iPhone.

 

 

 

 


Suunto Movescount
In-depth review. Movescount is software by Suunto that allows a user to create, download, upload, log and analyze workouts, and connect with other athletes. Movescount covers 61 different sports, and works with Suunto watches.

 

CardioMapper
CardioMapper software is a heart rate monitor app for the Apple iPhones. The app can use a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy heart rate monitor strap. CardioMapper uses the iPhone’s GPS, and logs heart rate, speed, distance, pace, and calories burned.

 

 

 

Sports Tracker for Windows Phone
The Sports Tracker software includes the ability to track and log your workouts, and to share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Sports-Tracker.com. Tracking features include measuring distance, speed, duration, average speed and pace, max speed, and calories burned.

 

RunKeeper
RunKeeper is a program that allows you to track your run. It uses the phone GPS to measure the distance you travel, and the time it takes to  perform your workout. With this, it can tell you total train time, speed, pace, distance, and calories burned.

 

 

 

MapMyRun
In-depth review. MapMyRun and MapMyRun+ are programs that help you track and log your run workout. The MapMyRun is a free app, with MapMyRun+ having more features and selling for $2.99.

 

 

 

Endomondo
In-depth review. Endomondo and Endomondo Pro are programs that help you track and log your run workout. Endomondo is a free app, with Endomondo Pro having more features and selling for $3.99.

 

 

 

 

LogYouRun and LogYourRun Pro
In-Depth review. LogYourRun and LogYourRun Pro are iPhone apps that help you exercise better, and log your run for later analysis. You can upload your workout to a free account on their website, where you can track your daily activity, get training programs, and more.

 

 

runtastic and Runtastic PRO In Depth Review

In-Depth reviewruntastic and runtastic PRO are iPhone and Android apps aimed at logging your fitness in a number of different activities and sports. runtastic is free, with runtastic PRO having more features and selling for $5.99.

 

 

 

Suunto Training Effect
Suunto’s Training Effect is a measurement of how hard you trained. It uses your heart rate information, along with your personal information such as age and maximum heart rate, to come up with a number between 1 and 5.

 

Misc

MiNewt 300 and 600 Bike Lights
These are bike lights from NiteRider. The MiNewt 300 is a 300 lumen bike light that has 3 brightness settings; 300 lumens, 165 lumens, and 125 lumens.  The MiNewt 600 has 4 brightness settings; 600 lumens, 400 lumens, 275 lumens, and 40 lumens. MSRP is $99.95. Click this link to find it cheaper on Amazon.

 

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