Welcome to Heart Rate Monitor UK
Welcome to Heart Rate Monitor UK. The main aim of this website is to provide impartial reviews of consumer products that incorporate heart rate monitoring technology. Everything from the latest fitness trackers, running watches, wearable tech smartwatches and GPS bike computers. We have reviews of popular fitness products from leading brands including Polar, Suunto, Garmin, Fitbit, Apple, Samsung, Motorola and TomTom.
We also review the more medically focused devices like portable ECG machines, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and fetal doppler monitors (for baby’s heart rate). Please scroll down to view the main categories of the website or use the navigation links to look around. Thanks for visiting. Tristan
FITNESS – fitness bands, activity trackers and other heart rate monitor watches for general health and fitness. Some of these devices are simple fitbands like the Fitbit Alta, others do everything like the Vivoactive HR.
Best in class? Fitbit Charge 2 & Polar A360
CYCLING – the best GPS bike computers from Garmin, Polar and Wahoo Fitness. Garmin have been market leaders for some time with their Edge range, but Polar & Wahoo offer some competent alternatives.
Best in class? the Edge 820 & Polar M450
TRIATHLON – a special breed of athlete needs a special breed of GPS sports watch. The triathlon watches featured here all have LONG battery life and can record your swim > bike > run in ONE file with transition times.
Best in class? Forerunner 735XT & Polar V800
Alti-Baro-Compass – A hard core selection of the toughest and roughest adventure sports watches incorporating Altimeter, Barometer and Compass as well as GPS and heart rate. Expect the very best products here.
Best in class? Suunto Ambit 3 Peak & Fenix3 HR
SWIMMING – all the watches featured in the this section incorporate a clever accelerometer unit that can accurately count your lengths as you swim in an indoor pool. Get post swim feedback including SWOLF score etc.
Best in class? Garmin 920XT & Polar V800
iPhone & Android
iPHONE & ANDROID– adding heart rate monitoring to your iPhone or Android phone is simple with these Bluetooth connected fitness accessories. As well as heart rate we have speed and cadence sensors.
Best in class? Heart Rate > Polar H7 & Wahoo Tickr
Every month I review the latest heart rate watches from the leading brands. Whenever possible I take photographs and also make a short 10 minute video of the product. My objective is to give a potential owner a clear idea of what the watch offers, how it works and it’s main pros and cons. Here’s the latest online reviews.
Garmin Vivoactive HR
Vivoactive HR – A brilliant all rounder for running, swimming, golf, cycling and much more. Wrist based heart rate, 24/7 activity tracker and built-in GPS. Highly Recommended
Polar M600 – A great GPS running watch with true wearable tech support and functionality. Powered by Android Wear giving access to hundreds of great apps including Strava and Google Maps.
Forerunner 735XT – top performing GPS sports watch aimed at multisport, triathlete and ultra distance athletes. Amazing technical performance, stunning functionality and incredible battery life.
Suunto Spartan Sport
Suunto Spartan Sport – we all hoped for so much from the Ambit 3 replacement. Unfortunately, not quite fantastic .. yet. It will be when all upgrades are released. The Spartan is getting stronger …
And Finally …
Here’s a few more areas of the website that I hope you may find useful. For people with medical concerns the fitness products we review are NOT recommended. For this reason we have an area of heart rate monitoring devices with medical approval. There’s also our online HR calculators that can help in determining your optimal HR training zones. And finally, if you’re still confused then please use the Ask Tristan form to get my personal opinion and recommendation.
Need Help? Ask Tristan
CONFUSED? – don’t be. The whole point to this website is to help you make an informed choice when buying your next fitness product online. If you have any questions, please ask me directly.