Heart Rate MonitorsHeart Rate Monitors do exactly what their name implies: they measure how many heart beats you exert in any given minute. When you exercise, your heart stroke volume increases. Your body does this to compensate for the increased amount of oxygen that your body needs because youâ€™re exerting yourself more. Monitoring your heart rate is recommended so that you can make the best of your workout, whether youâ€™re swimming laps, diving, doing water aerobics, or simply being very active in the water. Each person will have a different maximum percentage of their heart rate, depending on his or her goals- thatâ€™s why it is important to know your range and stay within it, by using a heart rate monitor.
We carry several options when it comes to using heart rate monitors, including some from Timex, Championship Productions, and Robic. Timex heart rate monitors come in several different colors and styles to fit your athletic needs, however many of them show your percent of maximum heart rate, calories burned, average heart rate, and include a watch feature too. This model, from Robic, includes your heart rate, target zone, calorie calculation, a stopwatch, and a chest belt transmitter. It comes in a stylish black and red combination. Championship Productions makes educational videos for athletes, and their triathlete videos like The Run: Technique and Training for Triathletes and The Bike: Technique and Training for Triathletes can be helpful for beginners who want to review technique and the benefits of using exercise management tools to reach their goals.
Timex also has several advanced features and products for die-hard athletes who want to go even further to track their progress. The Timex Data Xchanger USB, which is compatible with the Timex Ironman Race Trainer, provides direct access to your Timex Ironman online training log and allows you to change your watch/heart rate monitor settings from your computerâ€™s desktop.
At Swim2000, Timex and Robic models are the most popular brand of heart rate monitors that athletes use to track their performance. No matter your preference, these devices will allow you to improve your times and stay within your desired heart rate percentage. If you have any questions, call one of our customer service representatives who can give you more information on them so you can be sure that youâ€™re getting the product that is right for you!