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Heart Beats measuring device: suggestions please

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by hankjam, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Baruney

    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Hola @hankjam

    Looks like you're sorted then. Just make sure you get the right size and price you are willing to pay.
     
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    fred1234 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I have a simple finger device, as you see in hospitals and at your gps, it measures my oxygen level and my heart rate. ????
     
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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Garmin now do one or two with an optical sensor, looks just like a watch, so no need for a chest strap. I think there are a few other fitness trackers that do it as well
     
  4. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not too sure how this works but thought I would paste a snap in

    upload_2015-8-11_7-47-48.png
    So at about 17:30 I was on my daily walk and you can see what it does for my activities... periods before and after were sitting at desk crunching DocControl.... :)

    am surprised how rarely heart rate is above rest levels.... not sure why I am though...

    now what I would really like to know is how to download the data files (*.tcx!!) and convert to excel....
    Cheers @Baruney @dunelm @Gravity-Carb
     
  5. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    or even how rarely heart rate is at rest levels..... doh!
     
  6. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    You may need some sort of converter.
    Have a decco at this: http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7607013_convert-tcx-xls.html

    Heart rate changes with effort. Mine is 59 as I type this but was 130 staggering up Oxford Street this morning blowing like thomas the tank engine with too many carriages and sweating like a tourist when they first step of the plane in Nairobi Airport.

    Try gradually increasing your walk pace - if you start to sweat - your heart will be getting a workout.
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To download all I do is go to settings - top line furthest right. Then on left hand side of page go to Data export. 2 file options CSV or XLS. I think you can download either of them into Excel.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    For some reason the HR will not download the HR data....

    upload_2015-8-11_9-5-14.png

    upload_2015-8-11_9-5-34.png

    aarrghhhh....
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it will do. You could contact them and ask.
     
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    Thanks HJ, for tagging me onto this thread.

    I have subscribed to it so I can look at later, gotta find out how to tag....
     
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    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Hola

    Are you still having tech issues?

    Anything can raise your resting level. It's not a concern is it?
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I need to have a good look at the web site as the manual is not so useful.... still working on data downloads and file conversions.
    No, HR looks okay, interesting to see how it responds to various activities!!!
    I work in a two floor building, office upstairs and lab down.... and the floor counter makes me wonder as I am zipping up and down in a day... and not really accurate...
    I seem to be sleeping like a log at the moment, which is good and probably true.... second day on the trot the alarm has woken me... not padding off for slash in the early morning, which I like.... see water consumption thread.
    Cheers @Baruney
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Baruney slightly OT.... so my news delivering service was telling me there was some rain in Saga town, hoping you're not affected, Hj
     
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    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Rain and some. Dogs got cabin fever! No run today!
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Same here. took shelter in the national gallery.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good spot!
     
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    So getting there with the FitBit HR, using it for sleep and HR. Been going for night time slashes. Last night 01:30 woke up in a complete sweat.... off to loo and.... a long one.... thought I would check BG, 5.6, okay. Logged tracker overnight showed...

    upload_2015-9-14_20-58-3.png

    Spike in HR at this time.... it's not the first time it has happened....
    just wondering what it might mean.
     
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