How Effective is the new DB Heart Rate Monitor??

  • I'm thinking of getting a DB Heart Rate Monitor, but I'd like to know how user friendly it is and if it accurately syncs with the Daily Burn app. I'd also like to know whether it accurately charts how many calories one burns during a workout... I don't want to invest $50 for a HRM that doesn't work well. I haven't been able to find any user reviews of the DB HRM online, which makes me a little wary.

    Thank you for your answers!

    ladyblak   by: ladyblak
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    Depepsi  about 1 year ago by: Depepsi

    I wear a Fitbit One tracker on my belt. Today Daily Burn told me that I burned 217 calories for Stability and Mobility-2. I am kicking and punching immediately, not waiting for Justin, and I am doing it with 1.5 pound weights in each hand. I am using an 8 pound kettlebell when I can, too. My Fitbit told me that I burned 40 calories for the same period of intensified workout. I am hoping that I can get more accurate figures from the HR monitor, so I just ordered one. Anything will be better than the huge variance I am getting between Fitbit One and the DB readouts on my screen.

    • Depepsi
      Depepsi 10 months ago

      ladyblak, I got my HR monitor hooked up today. Took me a while to figure out to "pair" it with my iPhone and select "Second Screen" on the iPhone to send the info to my computer.
      I keep the bulk of my workouts at around 80% heartrate. I'm 108 pounds and 64 years old. For Mobility and Stability - DB said 213 and the heart rate monitor said 189. For African Dance in the MOVE Series DB said 161, and the monitor said 149, So, there's around 10% difference between the two, and I go by the monitor reading. Hope this info helps.

    • ladyblak
      ladyblak 10 months ago

      When you get the HR monitor, could you give me an update about how many calories the HR monitor tells you you burned? Thanks for the input!!

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    berus07  about 1 year ago by: berus07

    I've been having more and more problems getting the HRM to connect and I've only had it for about a month :-/

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