Fitness Watches

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Fitness watches are lightweight, compact, and informative--everything you want in an exercise companion! They are intended to be convenient assistants in your workout by telling you your heart rate zone, for instance, and letting you know when you leave it. As guides, they are often ECG-accurate and give continuous readings so you don't have to stop to check your progress.

Online companies that offer major brand fitness watches have organized them into several categories, such as manufacturer, activity, and level. You can go right to the grouping that is of interest to you. If, for example, you know you want to examine Polar heart rate monitors, you can click on this manufacturer to view all its products.

Fitness Watches by Category

Other major manufacturers of exercise accessories include Timex, Cardiosport, Acumen, Oregon Scientific, Freestyle, Sportline, and Accusplit. Some you may have heard of, some may be unfamiliar to you unless you are active in athletics and sports in general. All make excellent watches for many different activities.

When you go online, you can also check on products designed for specific kinds of exercise: walking, running, cycling, weight management, conditioning, and cardio. There is some overlapping, as many watches come loaded with so many features, but you will find some that are geared for a particular activity. If you want to go straight to your level of fitness, watches are also divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

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