About Heart Rate Monitor UK

This website was one of the first online retail outlets selling Heart Rate Monitor watches in the UK. Initially we sold just ProActiv and CardioSport HRM’s. Later we expanded to Polar and Timex. HeartRateMonitor UK has established itself as the UK’s leading source of independent / impartial reviews of heart rate monitors & fitness watches. We no longer sell products directly online. We have now focused solely on REVIEWS.

A Passion for Fitness through Technology

I am Tristan Haskins. I run, cycle and windsurf whenever I can. This website is first and foremost a passion of mine  …. secondly, it’s a business. I love gadgets, especially anything that helps me stay fit and healthy. I have an HND in Sports Science from Luton University and a Senior Personal Training Diploma from the YMCA. Please free to connect with me on any of the popular social media platforms

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Most of my day is taken writing the reviews and blog. Whenever possible I’ll be out using and testing heart rate monitors, GPS watches and activity trackers. If you want to know what I’ve been up to in the last few weeks, please feel free to have a browse over my activity on STRAVA

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Tristan Haskins

Tristan set the site up in 1996 to sell heart rate monitors to customers who wanted help choosing the HRM that was right for their needs and budget. Tristan is passionate about enjoying life to the maximum. His passions are his family and his love of windsurfing (Speedsailing), running and cycling (road and MTB). As well as managing this website, Tristan also works as a self employed CAA qualified Drone Pilot from DroneVista.co.uk, providing aerial photography and video to clients around Norfolk

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Louise Barby

Louise is also a keen runner and member of Ryston Runners since 2011. Lou has completed several full marathons and many halfs. Lou’s favourite place to run is the promenade in Hunstanton, with her friends, daughters, dogs or just battling the elements on her own. Since quitting as director at BHIP Ltd, Louise has set up a successful gardening business, balanis.co.uk – however, she is still involved with testing the latest fitness trackers.

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Norfolk Aerial Drone Photography

Remote Aerial Photography in Norfolk

More recently Tristan has found a new hobby and subsequently business. RC Drones for aerial photography. Please pop over to DroneVista.co.uk for more information on this new venture

More about our history….

For 14 years we maintained a position of respect serving over 300,000 customers with goods from Polar, Suunto, Garmin, CardioSport, WahooFitness, iThlete and even with our own BHIP Ltd products.

Unfortunately, in 2013, we had to accept the facts that the market had changed out of all proportion and it was now a matter of low prices taking precedence OVER quality service and unbiased, objective customer support. In Nov 2013, that we reluctantly decided to close the website to ONLINE sales and instead,  focus solely on REVIEWING the latest fitness products from all the leading brands… which is where we are now.

Remember …  when you click the CHECK PRICE button you are taken to our affiliated shopping partners. If you buy from these suppliers we get a small commission incentive… it’s not much, but it helps pay the bills.

How does this site work?

1) REVIEWS – I review all the latest fitness bands, heart rate monitors and activity trackers from all the best brands. Following a 3 – 4 week test period I publish an impartial reviews of these fitness products. This information should help you to decide which heart rate monitor is best for your needs and budget. This site earns revenue from the affiliated connections with our primary shopping partners. Please click the “Price Checker” links to get the lowest online prices and help in funding further reviews.

2) NEWS – I do my very best to bring you the latest news and product updates from the main brands. This market moves very quickly and I want to make you aware of the latest product news and what I’ll be testing next

3) PROMOTIONS – We get notified of the very latest and greatest sales and promotions from leading online sports retailers including Wiggle, Amazon, Sweatband, John Lewis, Ribble Cycles, Evans Cycles and Tesco Direct.

4) PRIZES – Every month I give away a fitness watch. It’s either a unit I have been given by a UK distributor to help write the review or one I have bought myself. At the end of the review, when I’m finished with it, I give it away on Facebook !! I’ve given away everything from a TomTom Spark 3 to Fitbit Blaze and Polar Loop to a Garmin Vivoactive. For your chance to win a fitness tracker, visit my competition page.

Thank you for visiting.

A Brief History…

It all started in 1996. As a sports science student I wanted to promote the use of Heart Rate Monitors in exercise. The business went online in 1999. In 14 years we sold HRM's to over 300,000 customers.

After a short retail back we're now back with the new online store selling ONLY Polar. We still offer impartial advice & test other heart rate monitor brands. Our aim however, is to introduce you to Polar's products as an alternative to Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto or TomTom.

Get in Touch

  • Email

    info@heartratemonitor.co.uk

  • Phone (orders / support)

    (+44) 01485 505 000

  • Post

    7 Lincoln Square
    Hunstanton
    Norfolk
    PE36 6DW

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