My Favorite Fitness Watch!
- October 7, 2015 at 4:54 am #4949
I get a lot of questions about the watch I’m wearing so … here it is! This is my first time uploading an image so I hope it works 🙂
The watch is a Polar M400 Heart Rate Monitor. I’ve always worn Polar because I think they are the easiest to use, I’ve been a faithful Polar user for over 10 years.
– I like the functionality of it, it is a way for me to hold myself accountable – it tracks sleep, steps and is very accurate as far as measuring your heart rate and with calories burned during exercise.
– It also connects directly to MyFitnessPal so if you are using that to chart your calories and macros that is a great function.
– If you’re sitting too long it tells you that you need to move.
– I like the way it looks, I like big faces on my watches 🙂October 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm #5044
Thank you Nicole for sharing this!
I was wondering what watch you had on all of this time too! Fabulous that it connects to MFP – sounds like a watch I need to purchase soon!!
xoOctober 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm #5050
Thanks for sharing! I was always wondering what you have on your wrist 😉
Found it on Amazon, $175 seems reasonable, compared to iWatch.
http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Sports-Watch-Heart-Monitor/dp/B00NPZ7WNA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444936200&sr=8-2&keywords=polar+m400October 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm #5055
I am confused 🙁 Do you need to wear a chest strap with this watch all the time to get the heart rate reading?October 22, 2015 at 4:01 am #5216
Yes you do need to wear a chest strap when exercising to get a heart rate reading. I don’t mind it and find it is the most accurate when you doNovember 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm #5809
Thank you Nicole! I have been wondering and I also use Polar which I find to be the best.November 17, 2015 at 4:28 am #5818
I bought that watch over the weekend and could never get it to sync with the heart rate band. When I took it back they told me it has been discontinued so I exchanged it for a Fitbit surge. Loving it so far.January 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm #6683
I purchased a Fitbit surge last November instead of a polar because I wasn’t sure I would like wearing a strap. Now I am regretting my choice because I don’t feel that the Fitbit surge is very accurate at all in tracking my heart rate especially during training or calories burned. And when I sweat it doesn’t pick up my heart rate at all. I have to take it off and dry my wrist and the watch. Now I am going to buy the polar and strap. I’m just not sure if I should go with the M400 or the A300? Any suggestions????
I definitely want a watch with the best accuracy to help me stay on target and keep me motivated. I really regret not checking out this forum before my purchase.January 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm #6689
I have heard that the ones with the strap are more accurate slightly. I actually bought the polar that Nicole wears (M400) and I had issues with it on day one. I noticed the box looked like it had been opened (possibly returned) so I took it back and got another one. Same thing-had issues with it not functioning properly so I went back to the store only to find out that it is discontinued. I bought the Fitbit Surge instead and have had no issues with it. However, I did buy a warranty on it which I think is smart when purchasing any of these since I have had a lot of problems with them in general in the past. Sounds like something seriously is wrong with your Fitbit. I have only had mine for a couple of months but so far so good. If it fails me, I will switch it out on my warranty plan for yet something else. I was told that even though the strap is more accurate, there is not that much difference in readings. Not sure if that is true, but that is was I was told by 3 different salesmen. I have had several polar strap based monitors in the past, none of which lasted over a year.January 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm #6690
Lisa, thank you for your input on your experience with both watches. I have decided to contact Fitbit customer service regarding my concerns before I make any decisions. I will update and let you know what I find out from them. Thank you again, I found your input to be very helpful.January 5, 2016 at 9:54 am #6698
but isn´t it included in POLAR M400 with heart rate monitor in the watch itself?January 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm #6706
My recollection is that it does track heart rate but if you want more accurate readings during exercise, you can wear the strap.January 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm #6712
Thank you Lisa ☺January 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm #7052
Hey Lisa Snell, I wanted to thank you again for your input and let you know that I have given my Fitbit surge another chance and have really focused on how it works along with how the app works (since I had never had a fitness watch before). I was definitely premature in my judgement. I think my Fitbit surge is working just fine and I will say I love it and think that it is definitely more accurate than I was giving it credit for.January 31, 2016 at 10:27 pm #7054
Hey Michelle: Well I am so glad to hear that it is working for you now. There is nothing more disappointing than getting all excited about a new fitness aid only to find out that it is failing you miserably. I wasn’t sure how much I would really get out of wearing something like this at first. but I have to say it is pretty cool. I really am liking mine. I only take it off to bath and charge. I have sort of become an addict and it seems to me like it is pretty dang accurate. I also know that it is deadly accurate with regard to my sleep patterns.
So glad you are good to go now.
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