Recently, I have been using the Sportline Duo 1010, a heart rate monitor watch—from Sportline—that that measures workout intensity using either a chest strap or by any-touch technology. I can’t tell you how excited I was to be able to review this watch, because I wanted a heart rate monitor with chest strap for continuous monitoring during my workouts.
The Sportline Duo 1010 is sleek and it is very user friendly, and though I am technologically challenged, I was able to set it all by myself.
- Unisex heart rate watch with Any-Touch technology
- Responds to a single touch anywhere on stainless-steel case
- Delivers accurate ECG heart readings in mere seconds
- Comes with chest belt for continuous HR monitoring
- Water-resistant to 50 meters; built-in stopwatch
The chest strap on the Sportline Duo 1010 is adjustable, and quite honestly, I forget that I have it on. I put it on in the mornings when I get up, because I go downstairs to workout. I can’t tell you how many times I have realized in the afternoon that I still have it on, because my workout was interrupted by one of my kidlets. When I am not wearing the chest strap, I can easily obtain an accurate heart rate measurement by touching anywhere on the stainless steel face. I did realize, rather quickly, that I cannot wear an underwire bra with the chest strap on, because the wire seems to interfere with the heart rate monitor. Other than that, it has been incredibly accurate.
The monitor automatically calculated my maximum heart rate based on my user profile, and it allows you to select from three preset heart rate target zones (Aerobic, Fat Burn, and Health). I have mine set for Fat Burn. It does also allow you the option of setting your own target zones, but I chose to use the watch’s presets. The watch tracks the amount of time I am below the target zone, in the target zone, and above the target zone. Because I have it set to do so, it will also beep if I go above or below the target zone, so I know when I need to step it up or slow it down. The thing I like the most about the Sportline Duo 1010 is that it displays both calories used (i.e. burned) during a workout AND the fat calories burned. It also displays the maximum heart rate read during the workout, along with the average heart rate.
I did find that I have to take my watch off at night (which apparently, most people do anyway), because it would read my heart rate while I was sleeping, when I crossed my arms or whatever, and beep, and that beep would wake me up.
I’ve also been using the Qlip Anywhere Pedometer to track my steps.
I love that the Qlip can be clipped anywhere, or placed in my pocket, and accurately track my steps, the distance I travel, and the calories I burn. During workouts, I qlip it to my belt, then after I change, I put it in my pocket. I just love looking at the number of steps at the end of the day, and seeing how far above 10K I get.
Sportline’s personal fitness monitor’s absolutely rock, and they have made my workouts more effective by helping me stay in the target zone!
The only thing that would make either of these devices any better would be if they automatically logged my activity on LoseIt. That would rock.
Win: Sportline would like to send one lucky TBC reader a Qlip Anywhere Pedometer of their own.
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The fine print…
By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my Contest Rules statements and agree to them.
Contest open to US. Winner must provide street address and phone number for shipping. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on July 30, 2011. Winner will be selected randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected. Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.
I received the aforementioned product sample to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.