Recently I was given the opportunity to check out the Omron HT-210 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor.
Features of the Omron HR -210 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor
- No Strap: just put it on your wrist and you’re ready to go
- Omron Sensor Technology: accurate results from just two fingers
- Fast Numbers: get your results in as little as 6 seconds
- Zone Alerts: programmable zones warn you if you’re too high or too low
- Water Resistant: the HR-210 is water-resistant up to 164 feet
- 1 year warranty
Whether you are a regular walker or jogger, managing your heart rate during your workouts is a crucial component of achieving your goals. Get the most from your workouts with and OMRON HR-210 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor. You’ll get your numbers quickly and accurately so you can adjust your training to reach your goals faster!
What really intrigued me about this monitor was that it was strapless.
STRAPLESS! That is perfect!
Benefits of being strapless?
- No strap to put around your chest.
- No extra equipment to carry around.
- No more worrying about making sure the strap is in your bag so when you make it to the gym you have it.
- Perfect for traveling.
- Perfect for busy people.
I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten to the gym, and realize I had my heart-rate watch on, but NOT my strap.
I was thrilled to check this out!
Using My Omron HR-210 Heart Rate Monitor
The watch was pretty simple to set up. It would have gone faster if I read the directions the first time instead of trying to figure it out myself, but I tried, failed, and was thankful for great directions.
The first thing I tried out was how to take my heart rate.
You are to place your fore-finger and thumb on the silver plates around the face of the watch.
Within a few seconds, there is your heart-rate!
Getting your Omron ready for a workout is SUPER simple too!
All you have to do is go to your timer, press start, and take your heart rate.
Throughout your workout you need to check your heart rate to get an accurate reading on your calorie count, but this is also important to ensure you are maintaining your heart rate where you want it to be.
Find your Zones!
Your Upper ♥ Limit: 220 – (YOUR AGE) x Desired Upper ♥ Zone
Your Lower ♥ Limit: 220 – (YOUR AGE) x Desired Lower ♥ Zone
Optimal Training Zones:
Health Maintenance (65%-78%) – Low intensity level training. Good for beginners and strengthening your cardiovascular system.
Aerobic Exercise (65%-85%) – Increases strenghth and endurance. Burns calories faster and can be sustained during longer workouts.
Anaerobic Exercise (78%-90%) – Improves speed and power. This zone builds muscle faster, but cannot be maintained for longer workouts.
Red Line (90%-100%) – Maximum capacity.
Recently I used this while walking on the beach. I wanted to make sure I stayed in my fat burning heart rate range. I felt like it really helped me to get the most out of my workout.
For a walking workout – you can see by making sure I kept my heart rate in the aerobic zone, I was able to torch a lot more calories than without my OMRON strapless heart rate monitor.
Then today I used it while at the gym. I thought it would be interesting to see how much of a difference I saw for my calorie count by using my OMRON heart rate monitor, and just what the machine read.
As you can see there is quite a discretion.
- The Omron HR-210 Strapless heart rate monitor is a great tool for anyone in the beginning of their fitness journey. I think that as you begin to utilize your heart rate monitor for training more, you may move up to a model with more features, but this is perfect for a beginner.
- This is also a great tool for someone who travels. This way you don’t have to worry about packing anything extra, but you can still workout with a heart rate monitor while away from your home.
- The price of the Omron HR-210 strapless heart rate monitor is perfect for someone who is just starting your workout with a monitor. At $49.99 you really can’t find a better peice of equipment.
Bottom Line CONS
The only thing I would consider to be a con, is having to constantly place your fingers on the plates while working out. It can be disruptive to working out, and I found sometimes I even had to stop moving to get my heart rate. However, as I used my watch more, I found this to be less of an issue.
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Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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