Heart Rate Monitor UK
This is where it all started for us, selling Heart Rate Monitors online since 1996. We started this website to give the customer an informed and objective choice when buying a heart rate monitor. In 1996 we began selling ONE brand and just 4 models from a company called ProActiv. In November 2013, Louise and Tristan decided to shut up shop. After many years of great business we just could NOT compete with the warehouses. We are maintaining this site to give you impartial shopping choice when buying a heart rate monitor online. To help you make the right choice we have categorised all the watches by activity type. The main activities are Fitness, Running, Cycling, MultiSport and Swimming. If you do a bit of everything we’d suggest looking in the Multisport area for the best running, cycling, swimming and navigational functionality.
The best Independent Reviews
Our aim is to give you the clearest, most accurate reviews of some of the best GPS sports watches, fitness trackers and heart rate monitors on the market. Each month we get our hands on some of the latest and great GPS sports watches and fitness monitors. For the next 3 or 4 weeks we test those products and then we pop the review on the website. Although we’ve been around for a long time, we are still in the process of building our own tests, so please bear with us. If you are new to HRM training then please take a minute to review our HRM FAQ section and also our sample of recommended HRM Training Guides.
Garmin Forerunner 10 only £59.99 – These units have been reworked by Garmin themselves and are shipped in PLAIN WHITE boxes with manuals etc. The case, strap and buttons are ALL NEW. They come with full warranty from Garmin. Click here to get more details.
SWIMMERS – Garmin have announced the arrival of their new HRM-swim and HRM-tri heart rate monitor belts for recoring heart rate while swimming. More information on Garmin’s new swim compatible HRM straps can be found in the NEWS section of our blog.
RUNNERS – We think you might be very interested to know that Garmin know have a strapless GPS sports watch. Welcome the Garmin Forerunner 225 with optical HR sensors courtesy of Mio. It’s basically the mega popular 220 with added strapless heart rate sensor and activity tracker… perfect for 90% of customers.
CYCLISTS – It’s been a busy few months at Garmin. We also have the new Garmin Edge 520 with the inclusion of Strava segments, recovery analysis, smart alerts and basic mapping .. and don’t forget the perfectly formed Edge 20 / 25 one of the smallest GPS bike computers on the market (but bursting full of features)
Listening to your body is one thing, understanding what it is telling you is an altogether different story. A Polar Heart Rate Monitor helps you to get under the skin of your training. Polar put it down to a combination of expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with the best understanding of customer needs.
It’s no surprise then that they have been leading the way in technological innovations in heart rate monitors since 1977. The best Polar HRM from the current range would have to be the Polar 400 reviewed here
Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and instruments used by adventure seekers all over the globe. We’ve owned and tested dozens of their wrist computers and we’re pleased to share these Suunto sports watch reviews with you.
From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory. The best Suunto wrist computer from the current line up would be the Ambit3 Sport tested here
Garmin’s mission statement “to be the global leader in every market we serve, and our products will be sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value”. We think they’ve exceeded that goal. We’ve been lucky enough to use most Edge & Forerunner products and want to share our these Garmin product reviews with you
The Edge and Forerunner have been the MUST HAVE fitness product since the Forerunner 101 in 2003. It’s difficult to call the best all round sports watch from Garmin, but the Vivoactive and FR225 get our vote
Say TomTom to anyone you meet and they will probably think of in-car GPS navigation…. not anymore. We’ve reviewed the TomTom GPS heart rate monitors and we have been very impressed so far. We especially LOVE the strapless heart rate monitoring from the heart rate sensors on the back of these watches.
When you’ve been involved with heart rate monitors as long as we have there is one thing that everyone has been asking for since pretty much the day we started… STRAPLESS and CONTINUOUS heart rate monitoring. For decades you have had to chose between ON DEMAND heart rate, touching sensors to get a reading or CONTINUOUS with a CHEST STRAP
Thanks to Liz Dickinson and her team at MIO we now have CONTINUOUS heart rate monitoring directly off the wrist with optical sensors on the back of the watches. BRILLIANT ! We have completed several reviews of the Mio heart rate monitors and give them a strong 9/10. Our favourite is the Mio Fuse
Wahoo Fitness burst on to the scene a couple of years ago and have blazed a trail of innovation ever since. They are world leaders in the design and manufacture of heart rate, pedal cadence, power and bike speed sensors compatible with hundreds of iPhone APPS. We have reviewed most Wahoo Fitness products and are pleased to share our views with you.
Utilising Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+ open platform protocols they are the choice of accessories for innovative APP developers. Their most popular products are the Wahoo Tickr (HR) and BlueSc (speed & cadence)
Epson… printers? Yes, but they were also have an excellent range of fitness monitor watches with continuous heart rate sensing. Using a similar technology to TomTom, Epson have thrown away the chest strap and integrated new strapless heart rate monitoring in to their range of watches. Epson have been very brave joining this party with world leaders like Garmin and Polar and other newcomers such as TomTom.
We’ve tested several of these new products and are pleased to share our Epson GPS & HRM reviews with you here. Please take a look at these new products from before following the herd. The Epson SF810 is a great all rounder with optical HR sensor (no chest strap) and built-in GPS
Timex have been one of our favourite brands since we started selling their range back in 2004. Timex have been innovators in the field of GPS and Heart Rate Monitors for over a decade now. They were the first company to have a truly digital transmission from the heart rate strap to the watch – to cut out interference.
Timex have some of the sleekest GPS running watches on the market with their new Move X20. This is a new range, so please visit our Timex GPS heart rate monitor reviews if you’ve not looked at Ironman watches for a while