Monday, 9 May 2016

Beets BLU Heart Rate Monitor | Review

As a mom to a two year old toddler, I know that being fit and healthy is essential to my future and my ability to be a positive role model to my son. Jack is energetic and loves to explore - these are things that I used to love too.

Since having Jack I have lost a lot of weight and then put it all back on (and some more..) I'm not fit and really want to sort my fitness and weight out. I want to be fit, healthy and content with how I look. When starting a new exercise regime or lifestyle change, it is important to make sure that you are exercising at a level that is healthy for you. Controlling your heart rate is important when training. It can help you burn fat, increase your stamina and prevent your heart beating too quickly.  Making sure you work hard enough but not too hard. So when I recently got offered the chance to review  the Beets Blu Heart Rate Monitor, I jumped at the chance. This would provide a way of measuring my heart rate to ensure I worked at a level that was healthy for me but would get results.


When the heart rate monitor arrived, I couldn't wait to test it out. With easy to follow instructions, I loved how simple it was to set up. All I needed was the heart rate monitor and a mobile phone - then I could get started. Compatible with many IOS and Android devices, I just simply headed to the app store and downloaded a compatible application that I wanted to use before setting up the monitor itself. With the data being transmitted via Bluetooth, your phone will do the hard work for you.
The heart rate monitor itself is simple in design. A long adjustable strap attached to a small monitor. I found the design really effective. After a little bit of adjusting I was able to wear it comfortably. After dampening the electrodes to ensure it stuck to my skin, I checked one of the compatible applications and found that it had already picked up my heart rate.

I have mainly used the heart rate monitor to check my heart rate during home DVD workouts and running. It is so easy to just simply glance at your phone to gauge whether you need to pick up the pace of your workout or take a step back. It takes a lot of the guess work out of exercise. Whilst I cannot compare its accuracy to that of any other products, I do feel that it has had a positive impact on my ability to push myself further in a workout.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product to anybody who was interested in weightloss or fitness.

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