Elliptical HR montior accuracy?

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  1. tkluu

    tkluu New Member

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    How accurate are they?

    I know its common knowledge that the calorie readouts are terrible, but are the HR readouts fairly accurate?

    The other day it said i was at 185 and I was still breathing through my nose.

    Thanks for the help
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    no way for us to tell, too many variables such as make and model of machine, operating conditions, your personal info, etc.


    but I guess they are better than no monitor.
     
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    index + middle finger + artery in neck + count for one minute.
     
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    Contact heart rate monitors aren't that accurate. Companies spend millions of dollars to try to get them as accurate as possible, but there is still interference from other electronics that cant quite get it as accurate as a Polar wireless device. I'd suggest buying a wireless chest strap, they are normally around $30 and they are ECG accurate
     
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    Yeah, the ellipticals I use can in no way be accurate. They're ok when I first hop on, but once my hands are sweaty they'll read all kinds of odd things, like jumping between 160 and 60. And there is no consistency from machine to machine in the gym I go to, so I just don't bother checking them anymore.
     
  6. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    The ones at my gym are dead on if they are working. A few of the machines are just fucked though. You can always check it with a finger to the caratoid
     
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