I was lucky enough to receive the new Adidas micoach heart rate monitor (HRM) to try out and review.
I used to be an avid HRM user. I never worked out without it! But then the battery went dead and I guess I was just too lazy to get it replaced.
But this HRM is different. There’s no watch, just a FREE app you download onto your phone and that’s it. From their website:
When combined with the miCoach Mobile App it turns your smartphone into your own personal trainer, with real-time voice coaching and tracking features.
They aren’t kidding! Besides tracking your heart rate and calories, there is someone coaching you along. Like, your phone is actually talking to you! I used it once for a short run to test out this feature and it’s really really cool. And when I wore it for Crossfit (results above are from a hard Crossfit day!) it just worked like a normal heart rate monitor.
I think this is the way to go with a HRM – it works for every type of exercise!
How about you? Do you wear a heart rate monitor when you workout?