Polar Heart Rate Monitor for WomenHeart monitor watches, like fashion watches, are not a one-size-fits-all affair. You probably wouldn’t wear a man’s watch with your casual clothes, so why settle?
Women and men vary in their needs when monitoring their workouts to build cardio-vascular endurance and enhance their physical performance. While the function of this important fitness tool is essentially the same, the genders tend to differ in their style and color choices.
Polar, Garmin and other manufacturers of heart rate monitors have recognized those differences. Polar offers a specially designed line for the savvy female athlete who takes fitness seriously and wants something more than just plain black.
Polar’s FT60 model is sized a little smaller and tailored specifically for women. It provides smart, sleek styling with top quality electronics. The FT60 is the precision tool you need for effective feedback to record and adjust your physical conditioning program properly and improve your health.
During your workout, the heart rate monitor records your heart rate and analyzes it as a percentage of your maximum heart rate. This is calculated from your personal data (gender, age, weight) when you first set up the heart rate monitor watch.
There are specific zones (percentage range of maximum heart rate) that have been determined through scientific research that are best for specific fitness goals. Your optimum fat-burning zone is different from another fitness goal for an example.
You can specify the zones you want or the Polar monitor can analyze your heart rate response to exercises and suggest appropriate training zones to best improve your fitness level.
A specialized heart rate monitor has a tremendous advantage over the basic distance tracker. A heart rate monitor actually provide the intensity ranges to use for specific goals. It will alert you when you go outside the optimum range.
Knowing the correct intensity to utilize for the most efficient workout is essential for any workout; whether it be classical bodybuilding, kettle-bell lifting, or suspension training / TRX.
Many people work out at an intensity that is far too high and get burned out and or discouraged. While others spend many hours working out at a much lower intensity than they are capable and the weight loss and muscle toning they had hoped to see took much longer than necessary or not at all.
The issue with not exercising at the proper intensity is that each workout is much less efficient than it could be. One could spend hours longer at the gym with an incorrect intensity and fail to achieve the results that a shorter more efficient workout would have. This is precisely why the Polar heart rate monitor is helpful. It will help you achieve your fitness goals at a consistent and sustainable level by giving you the optimal level of intensity.
Several studies have proven that intensity is the essential element that unlocks weight loss and increases muscle mass. Not that diet is unimportant, but the proper intensity is indispensable for muscle growth and cardio improvements.
If you don't have a heart rate monitor, then take a look at the FT60 model and experience the benefits of a workout with an intensity compatible to your body and begin to attain your fitness goals.
The ZonePointer feature will tell you your present heart rate and then reveal the optimum zone that you need to reach in order to burn the most calories.
In case you want to customize your zone during workouts, the OwnZone feature allows you to do this as well as the OwnCal feature will keep track of your caloric burn per session.