Wrist based family offering by Garmin
Why is training according to heart rate so important? Heart Rate is a measure of how hard your body is working and it’s imperative to measure your effort if you want to get the most benefit from every training sessions.
Whether your goal is to gain fitness, lose weight or simply to stay healthy, by measuring your heart rate you can make sure you are training in the correct training zone to achieve your desired goal.
Garmin recently introduced a whole new range of fitness devices making heart rate training even more accessible to its users. These training devices include an optical heart rate sensor which measures heart rate at the wrist when the device is worn, eliminating the need for a heart rate strap. Besides the obvious ease of use, this feature brings with it a lot of extra data to track over and above what you’d normally find such as activity tracking, resting heart rate etc.
For those who aren’t sure which of the Garmin devices form part of the ‘wrist based family’, here is a list along with some unique features.
First up is Garmin’s GPS running watch, the Forerunner 235. It displays heart rate and training zone in an easy-to-read, colourful, graphic interface so runners new to tracking heart rate can train more effectively.
Forerunner 735 XT
The Forerunner 735 XT is the most lightweight multisport-capable running watch from Garmin and includes wrist-based heart rate tracking. The device comes with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed, so users can track how hard they have been working based on heart rate data.
In the popular vivosmart activity tracker product line, the new VivoSmart HR tracks heart rate at the wrist. Other new features include GPS, additional running data and Garmin Move IQ™ auto activity detection.
Fenix 3 HR
The Fenix series needs no introduction as it has taken the fitness market by storm. It’s a cutting edge multisport watch with a stylish design for everyday use. The Fenix 3 HR includes wrist-based heart rate tracking and in addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, it uses heart rate to provide accurate calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities.
In a nutshell, there is no excuse NOT to capture that valuable heart rate data anymore and with these new products from Garmin you can look good while doing it too!