Heart Rate Monitor Comparison

Last year at this time, I was trying to post an article everyday. I guess we know how that went!

So… for the first TriRiot blog post of 2021 A.C. 1)Anno Covidi, I’m going to point you to a YouTube video and another web page. How’s that for shirking responsibility?

But here’s a little background anyway.

A Little Background

I use a chest strap heart rate monitor. I’m not sure exactly how it works but I think it has something to do with electrical impulses associated with heart beats. Recently, I purchased an optical arm band heart rate monitor. I don’t know how it works either, but I have had my doubts about the accuracy of the optical type for some time. The benefit is that it doesn’t chafe like the chest strap.

Because of my doubts, I performed a little experiment to see if the monitors produced similar results.

TriRiot YouTube Video

Interactive Results

If you click on the chart below, your browser will open a new tab with some details about the comparison and a chart that you can use to summarize portions of the data.

Results of the comparison can be summarized interactively

Until next time…

Stay to the right, pass on the left and keep on smiling

References   [ + ]

1. Anno Covidi

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LG found the triathlon lifestyle after years of calling himself soldier, cowboy, philosopher, scientist... "Triathlete" may be the last title he ever needs (after husband and father).

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