8 Best Heart Rate Monitors for Women 2016-2017

7 Best Heart Rate Monitors for Women

Best Heart Rate Monitors for Women

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I have navigated the myriad of personal monitoring devices and have picked 8 top heart rate monitors for women in 2016. There are many variants out there, and some are good and some less good, but the majority of modern activity trackers does the job.

But why train with a heart rate monitor? If you use a heart rate monitor when exercising you make sure that you don’t train too hard and risk injuries or during workouts. You always get real time information from your wrist-based device on how hard you work out if you know your heart rate numbers.

Here are my suggestions for top 8 exercise heart monitors for women in 2016 ranged from 1 to 8. Many of these come in other colors, but I have chosen to show the feminine tones. 🙂

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Fitbit Charge HR, now in pink

1. Fitbit Charge HR Pink

The amazingly popular Fitbit Charge HR is now available in pink color. You can, of course, chose other colors as well like black, blue, purple and orange. I have written a thorough review of the Charge HR here, so read that if you need more info.

Key Features:

  • Measure your workouts, heart rate; distance, calories burned, floors climbed, steps and activity level continuously through the day.
  • Automatic sleep monitoring.
  • Fantastic all day activity tracker
  • Sturdy design
  • New watch type clasp
  • Caller ID function
  • Great easy app
  • Fairly long battery life

Price:

Check the recent price on Amazon.combefore purchasing or get free shipping when ordering directly on Fitbit.com on orders above $50.

Conclusion:

This is a fitness tracker which does a great job measuring your whole day activity. The heart rate sensor works well for running and training. You may think it’s a bit expensive, but I’m sure you’ll find it’s worth it when you see all that it can do. I would say this product is perhaps the best personal fitness tracker you get nowadays.

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2: Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

For newbies and beginner, I think the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor is the perfect choice.  When you wear the heart rate chest strap sensor that follows you get accurate and continuous heart rate monitoring. It shows you if you are in your training zone and how many calories you have burnt. The device is easy to use and is water resistant down to 30 meters so remember to wear it during your swimming exercise. 

Key Features:

Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Pink

Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

  • Stores 10 training files
  • Exercise Guidance
  • Smart Calories feature
  • Backlit display
  • Water resistant down to 30m
  • Suitable for swimming
  • Uses Heart Rate Sensor Chest Strap for HRM
  • Compatible with 5kHz GymLink equipment
  • Alarm and snooze
  • Very Good rating from Amazon reviewers 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Colors Blue, Green, Silver, Purple/Pink, and Bronze

Price:

Go on Amazon.com to get right, updated price.

Conclusion:

Great value for money. The Polar FT4 is perfect as a first heart rate monitor. It has most of the same functions as the more expensive FT60. An easy tool for a smooth workout.

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3: Garmin Forerunner 220

The Garmin Forerunner 220 is the most advanced GPS running watch in this comparison and also the most expensive one. It has GPS and an awesome high-resolution screen of 180×180 pixels. The Forerunner 220 has a built-in accelerometer so it can measure distance and pace indoors where there are no GPS signals. The Heart Rate Monitor has to be bought separately or in a package deal so double check that when purchasing. Transfer data to you iPhone or iPad with Bluetooth or to PC with a cable. If the wristband gets worn out, you can easily remove it and change for a new which is a big advantage.

Key Features:

Garmin Forerunner 220

Garmin Forerunner 220

  • Comfortable light design and high-resolution color display
  • Accelerometer for indoor distance measuring
  • Heart Rate Monitor (bought separately or in a package deal)
  • Tell you when you have reached a personal record
  • Water resistant up to 50 m
  • Removable band
  • Get free training plans from Garmin Connect
  • Weight 39.7  g
  • Very Good rating from Amazon reviewers 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Available in color White/Violet and Black/Red

Price:

Price on Amazon.com right now with Heart Rate monitor is around a couple hundred $. Check for updates.

Conclusion:

I have to put this on the top segment just because it’s the best of these watches. It stands out, and the GPS is an advantage. The price is steep, so you should be serious if you buy this one.

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4: HeartQ Heart Rate Monitor, Sports Watch & Activity Tracker

With the highest ranking on Amazon, the HeartQ Heart Rate Monitor & Sports Watch ends up in third place on my list. The product fits all ages, sizes, and genders. It has all the functionality you need in your workout. It has heart rate monitoring when you wear the chest strap sensor, has stopwatch feature. Choose between 3 selectable training heart rate zones to fit your training session. It keeps track of your burnt calories with the calories counter.

Key Features:

HeartQ Heart Rate Monitor Sports Watch Activity Tracker

HeartQ Heart Rate Monitor

  • Easy to use big buttons for navigation
  • Age, sex, weight settings
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Stopwatch
  • Calories counter
  • 3 selectable target zones
  • Adjustable, comfortable chest strap
  • Visual and audio alarms
  • Superb rating on Amazon 5 out of 5 stars

Price:

Visit Amazon.com for the right price.

Conclusion:

This activity tracker has lots of functionality and is easy to use. There is no problem pressing the big buttons during training or look at the backlit display. It is not waterproof so if you plan on swimming a lot choose another one.

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5: Timex T5K722 Women’s Ironman Road Trainer Digital

The Timex Women’s T5K722 Ironman Road Trainer watch has the best water depth capabilities of all the devices in this test. You can actually go down to 100 M with it. But you cannot use the Heart Rate sensor underwater so that feature is excluded when swimming. When running it measure heart rate zone, time used average heart rate in a zone. It has Indiglo Night Light on the display for easier use in the dark. Shows how many calories you have burned.

Key Features:

Timex Womens Ironman Heart Rate Monitor

Timex T5K722

  • 50 lap chronograph memory w/ average time
  • Indiglo Night Light
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Calories burned
  • Water-resistant down to 100M (330 feet)
  • Use Flex-Tech digital sensor
  • Recovery Heart Rate Timer
  • Good rating on Amazon 4 out of 5 stars
  • Available in color Black/Purple and Pink

Price:

Visit Amazon.com for updated price tag.

Conclusion:

Great basic timer and heart rate measuring product for that price. Can be worn all day as a watch. Fits athletes from beginner to intermediate.

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6: Polar FT60 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor is a more advanced version than Polar’s FT4 at place one in this list. The lower ranking is pure because of the price compared to functionality. It is a great Heart Rate Monitor and has some great features like the Star Training Program that help you with reaching your goals. You can store up to 100 training files in the device. It is a bit expensive and targeted towards committed exercisers. I like that it has backlit display and water resistance down to 30. For the heart rate monitoring function to work you need to attach the Heart Rate Sensor chest strap to your body.

Key Features:

Polar FT60 Womens Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FT60 Womens Heart Rate Monitor

  • Set weekly personalized training goals with Star Training Program
  • Stores 100 exercise files
  • Display calories and fat burned percentage
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Backlit display
  • Uses Heart Rate Sensor chest strap
  • Water resistant down to 30m
  • Suitable for swimming
  • Excellent rating from Amazon reviewers 4 out of 5 stars

Price:

Get the new price on Amazon.com.

Conclusion:

This one has a few more advanced settings than the Polar FT4. If you are a serious athlete and have the money, this is a great choice. Set weekly goals and monitoring of your progress with this watch.

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7: Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with HRM

The Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch is a sleek and easy to use fitness watch that measures your heart rate, calories burnt and time. Comfortable wristband and nice design fit both beginners and serious users for indoors and outdoors workouts. It is water resistant down to 50 m. With an optimal device, you place in your shoe you can track distance and steps. Your data is automatically synchronized wirelessly to your PC for analyzing and sharing on Garmin Connect

Key Features:

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch

  • Easy to use
  • Calculates time and calories burned
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Fashionable look
  • Timer and Dual alarms
  • Back lit display
  • Tracks distance with optimal Foot Pod
  • Water resistant down to 50 m
  • Ok rating on Amazon 3.5 out of 5 stars

Price:

Go to Amazon.com for the correct price before purchase.

Conclusion:

Perfect as an everyday training watch and heart rate monitor. Fashionable look and easy to use. Fits both beginners and serious users.

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8: Suunto M2 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Training Watch

The Suunto M2 Women’s HRM and Fitness Training Watch is a large watch which is easy to read. The design looks a bit like the more expensive Garmin Forerunner 220. There is no back light in the display so running in the dark requires other light sources to read the numbers. The watch gives you information in real time on burnt calories and heart rate during your session and not only at the end. The watch beeps when you move in or out of 3 heart rate training zones.

Key Features:

Suunto M2 Womens Heart Rate Monitor

Suunto M2 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor

  • Two buttons for navigation
  • Synthetic rubber wrist band
  • Large clear display without back lightning
  • Beeps between 3 zones
  • Pause function (1 hour)
  • Straps and batteries is user replaceable
  • Comfortable chest strap
  • Good rating from Amazon reviewers 4 out of 5 stars
  • Available in colors Black and Pink/White

Price:

Amazon.com has the updated price.

Conclusion:

Nice, very feminine design.  Does just what it is designed for. Lacks a few advanced features but do it’s job. Price in the mid range.

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Heart Rate Monitor Conclusions

1: Fitbit Charge HR Pink: This is a fitness tracker which does a great job measuring your whole day activity. The heart rate sensor works well for running and training. You may think it’s a bit expensive, but I’m sure you’ll find it’s worth it when you see all that it can do. I would say this product is perhaps the best personal fitness tracker you get nowadays.

2: Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor: Great value for money. The Polar FT4 is perfect as a first heart rate monitor. It has most of the same functions as the more expensive FT60. An easy tool for a smooth workout.

3: Garmin Forerunner 220: I have to put this on the top segment just because it’s the best of these watches. It stands out, and the GPS is an advantage. The price is steep, so you should be serious if you buy this one.

4: HeartQ Heart Rate Monitor, Sports Watch & Activity Tracker: This activity tracker has lots of functionality and is easy to use. There is no problem pressing the big buttons during training or look at the backlit display. It is not waterproof so if you plan on swimming a lot choose another one.

5: Timex Women’s Ironman Road Trainer Digital: Great basic timer and heart rate measuring product for that price. Can be worn all day as a watch. Fits the beginner and intermediate athlete.

6: Polar FT60 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor: This definitely has a few more advanced settings than the Polar FT4. If you are a serious athlete and have the money, this is a great choice. Set weekly goals and monitoring of your progress with this watch.

7: Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with HRM: Perfect as an everyday training watch and heart rate monitor. Fashionable look and easy to use. Fits both beginners and serious users.

8: Suunto M2 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Training Watch: Nice, very feminine design. Does just what it is designed for. Lacks a few advanced features but do it’s job. Mid range price.

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Questions?

If you have any further questions or want to add anything please drop a comment below. Thanks and happy training. 🙂

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