About the Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Now on to the important stuff…the specs for the Mio Motiva Watch:
- Accurate heart rate WITHOUT a chest strap
- Full featured sports watch with exercise timer, alarm, date, and backlight display.
- You have the ability to track the amount of calories you’ve consumed throughout the day
Looks like a pretty good wireless heart rate monitor to me! For me, I want a heart rate monitor so I know if I am working out efficiently. I don’t have a lot of time to spare so spending it working out inefficiently is stupid!
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I used the watch today. After entering my weight, age, and sex, all I needed to do to see how many calories I burned while working out was to push start and take my initial heart rate. This started the exercise timer. Periodically during my workout, I took my heart rate. When I was finished with my workout, I pushed stop and it told me how many calories I burned!
I don’t know if I will use it to track my calories consumed during the day. I use My Fitness Pal for that. However, workout wise, I like being able to see how many calories I burned and it is much more accurate than the sensors on the machines. Making the decision to buy heart rate monitor was a good one!