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Training Myths: Wrist heart rate monitors are just as reliable as a chest strap

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Wearable fitness technology (specifically the use of heart rate monitors) is one of the biggest fitness trends in 2017. Tracking your heart rate allows you to have a deeper knowledge of your fitness level. It also allows you to have better monitoring of the intensity at which you are working. Wrist trackers are becoming extremely popular and the technology used in them is getting better as well. A wrist worn heart rate monitor measures your heart rate through the blood flow in the area below the monitor. While this is an okay estimation of heart rate it becomes less accurate...

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