Running sportwatch with good HRM

LionOfJudah

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I would like to know which fitness tracker or sport watch has a good heart rate monitor built in that provides notification from incoming call and messages from my phone. I'm thinking of getting the Garmin Forerunner 230 but it doesn't record HR 24/7. As for 235, i read that the HRM is not that good. I need one with good HRM because i have a heart problem. I want a sportwatch for running so I can get ready before the basic training for army. Budget is 300. I can go higher if i need to.
 

mprospero

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Hi Lion - We haven't tested it yet, but the $249 Garmin vivoactive HR does 24/7 heart rate tracking, and it has GPS. I'm waiting to test out the 235, but when reviewing the older Forerunner 225, I found its HRM was accurate - you just have to make sure you strap it on tight. Here's a link to our favorite fitness trackers overall - http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-fitness-trackers,review-2066.html
Good luck with basic training, and thank you in advance for your service.
 

mprospero

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Oct 4, 2013
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Hi Lion - We haven't tested it yet, but the $249 Garmin vivoactive HR does 24/7 heart rate tracking, and it has GPS. I'm waiting to test out the 235, but when reviewing the older Forerunner 225, I found its HRM was accurate - you just have to make sure you strap it on tight. Here's a link to our favorite fitness trackers overall - http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-fitness-trackers,review-2066.html
Good luck with basic training, and thank you in advance for your service.
 

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