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Post by bsegall2 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:18 pm

Hi Group,

I am just as committed to winter exercise as the other seasons, but find exercising with others easier to arrange in the other seasons. However, I just found something good for those of you who might swim indoors. It's a heart monitor specifically designed for swimming - Finis Aquapulse. The online reviews were a little mixed, but it's worked great for me the first three times, much better than my 'regular' heart monitor. The retail price is about $100, but I got it for $54.

Other than that, I've gotten a good start to 2015 - two 5 mile runs and an 18 mile bike ride. Temperatures will plummet shortly, so we'll see what happens.

Regards, Bruce

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:41 am

That sounds like a good HRM Bruce. How does it work for running?

It's been pretty good running outside here too but this week is looking bad. Dreadmill today for me Crying or Very sad

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by bsegall2 on Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:39 pm

Hi Dave, Given the challenges I've had with heart monitors and running Smile , it's tempting to try this one. Problem is that it's hard to hear it unless you are submerged in water. Also, it would need to attach to some sort of strap. I will let the Group know if I try it.

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by Dave Tuttle on Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:50 pm

Does it really read your HR from your ear? Could you clip it to a hat Bruce?

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by mikenall on Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:00 pm

I'm going to check this out. I've been looking for something that works in the water.

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the old frugal one strikes again

Post by Gary E on Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Bruce, perhaps I'm a bit "old school" or at tad cheap...but if I feel fatigued during a swim, I just stop, look at the digital clock at the other end of the pool, put a finger on my carotid artery and count the beats for six seconds. Then multiply that figure by ten...and whamo, I have my heart rate!!!
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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by Tom price on Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:51 pm

Gary... "A tad cheap"?????!  You make me laugh!
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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by bsegall2 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:31 pm

Glad to hear this is generating some discussion, especially from some folks I had the pleasure of meeting this past summer. Dave, it needs to attach in two places (a) the ear, where is 'speaks' your heart rate through something called "conduction" (b) a very thin tight connection near your ear, which in swimming is the goggle strap. Regards, Bruce

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by Marc Thayer on Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:04 pm

Gary...inasmuch as consumer spending is a major part of economic analysis those of us inclined to purchase all the gizmo's and gadgets to compliment our various activities are only doing our patriotic duty.
(And if you believe that statement I have a bridge to sell you ..CHEAP!)

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by Rachel August on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:27 am

bsegall2 wrote:Hi Group,

I am just as committed to winter exercise as the other seasons, but find exercising with others easier to arrange in the other seasons. However, I just found something good for those of you who might swim indoors.  It's a heart monitor specifically designed for swimming - Finis Aquapulse.  The online reviews were a little mixed, but it's worked great for me the first three times, much better than my 'regular' heart monitor. The retail price is about $100, but I got it for $54.

Other than that, I've gotten a good start to 2015 - two 5 mile runs and an 18 mile bike ride. Temperatures will plummet shortly, so we'll see what happens.

Regards, Bruce

Why swim indoors??? Here in Michigan we just dive right into the Lake....doesn't matter the season!!! This video was taken last weekend on January 11 just South of where I live.

Of course I don't do this....I'm more of a boat type person when it comes to water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtNUejaZq4

Bruce - hope 2015 is treating you well!!!

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Re: Winter Exercise

Post by twal on Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:11 pm

I'm with Gary on this one. I'm cheap and my heart beats are so irregular, it confuses a heart rate monitor.

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