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Boost Your Performance Using a Polar Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor

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Posted By Karl M.

Today exercise and fitness need to be an essential part of your health program. You need to be aware of the significant benefits that can be realized by utilizing the tools that are available. A heart rate monitor is one of the tools that can help maximize your workouts to achieve peak performance.

By monitoring how your heart responds to changes in volume, duration and intensity during a workout, will allow you to adjust a workout or sustain a particular level of intensity so you can optimize your level of workout.

A Polar Bluetooth heart rate monitor is one of the fitness tools and it can accomplish two things during your workouts: it measures your heart rate and it connects, or "syncs", with most mobile devices via Bluetooth.

You might be asking the question: why would I actually want to connect a heart rate monitor to my mobile device? Well, as you may already know, many smartphones (especially those that run with Android OS, Blackberry OS and Windows operating systems) can access the special mobile device apps like Endomondo.

These apps need a monitor, and Polar is one of the few brands that can support these apps that you use for exercise. If you want to get maximum results from your workout, it is essential to measure your heart rate in order for you to track how you are progressing over time.

Cardiorespiratory endurance is developed over a period of time; so as you work on building your endurance and strength training workouts, your breathing rate and heart rate will both ideally improve. Lowering your heart rate usually means that your heart and circulatory system are working at a higher efficiency which means you maximize your performance.

Don't be alarmed if you are just starting to exercise, the opposite might happen - you probably will measure a higher heart rate even if you have not been running for a very long period of time.

As you keep increasing your workout intensity, you will gradually build your cardio-respiratory capacity and endurance. One thing to know, if you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod the Polar monitor will not connect with any of these products until you upload the iTunes app which can support these devices.

As you may already know, Apple devices have closed Bluetooth stacks which prevent such devices from directly connecting and interacting with other mobile devices via Bluetooth connection.

In contrast, Android devices and even low-end mobile devices can connect to most generic gadgets with Bluetooth capabilities. The Polar Bluetooth heart rate monitor can be worn comfortably around the waist or around the chest when connected to such devices.

Turn on your device's distance tracker app and set your target route. The heart rate monitor will begin sending signals to your mobile device wirelessly through Bluetooth.

The distance tracker app, on the other hand, will begin calculating the calories that you are burning and your cardiorespiratory endurance by measuring the variable heart rate. Your heart rate will change as your pace and distance increase over time.

The Polar Bluetooth heart rate monitor is not like most other monitors, it doesn't have any bulky attachments, so it can be very easily be worn on your body during workouts; it is also very easy to remove after a great run. The best way to reduce the time needed to achieve your endurance and strength related goals, the Polar heart monitor is the fitness tool you need .

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