Can we all say: “Ahhhhhhh! Finally!”
Best of both worlds
How does the heart rate monitor work?
The Garmin Forerunner 225 uses Mio’s optical heart rate technology. You can check out Mio’s technology here.
The kiddo (Garmin sponsored athlete) sharing his views. Good job!
Like the Mio, there are 5 (coloured) heart rate zones starting from grey (warm up), blue (easy), green (aerobic), orange (threshold) and red (maximum). You can either set the zones using the age-based max heart rate estimate (220 – age to get your maximum heart rate) or customise directly on the watch.
Testing the Forerunner 225!
Of course, the best part is that you can see your zone and beats per minute in REAL TIME! You can evaluate your effort and adjust accordingly during your run.
Activity tracker – Step counter, distance, calories burned, sleep monitor and a move bar that vibrates to get you going if you’ve been inactive
Battery life – Up to 4 weeks in watch mode and up to 10 hours in GPS mode with heart rate monitor
Accelerometer – Tracks distance covered and pace for indoor workouts without a foot pod
Water resistant – 50 meters
Advance workout program – Allows runners to customise goal orientated workouts with vibration alerts for heart rate, distance, time and calories
Going crazy over the new watch?!
How much lah?
After all of the tech gibberish, we are only concerned about one thing – the price!
Where to buy – The Marathon Shop, New Balance and Sports Empire outlets
Goodbye chest strap
I can’t say this enough, this technology really makes measuring your heart rate so much easier! If you happen to be a gym goer and do more bootcamp, body weight based workouts and have no need for a GPS function, check out Mio.
Get up and get moving!