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Hi all

Does anybody know about heart rate tracking watches/wristbands? I've been looking to get one but they all either seem to need a smartphone, which we don't have and/or a chest strap of some kind, which I don't really want to be wearing. I might be remembering wrong, but it seems to me that when I was younger you just used to be able to measure your heart rate as a novelty function of a watch. No messing about required.

Thanks folks


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Hmmm, I don't know anything about heart rate trackers FatDachs

I have an Jawbone Up activity tracker that cost £15 from Amazon, and it clips onto your waistband or pocket, but it needs a smart phone or a computer. With regards to heart rate, I just exercise until my breathing gets faster, fast enough to "speak but not sing" was what I was told, for about 20 minutes a day.Maybe some one else can help you

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Thanks for the reply Anna

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