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Old 06-09-11, 06:15 PM   #1
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Vital monitor - Temperature, heart rate

I'm finding that you can get a very simple heart rate monitor that stores and recalls statistics for your pulse from $50-$70 with all kinds of nice data dumping stuff ... or go up to $300, $400... and still have a heart rate monitor that can dump data to your computer. Under $150 it's hit-or-miss, they may have funny features like alarms above/below a certain heart rate, or the ability to recall statistics, but no way to download them; but once in a while you find one around 50 bucks that does data dumping.

For five hundred dollars, you still cannot find a heart rate monitor with a freaking temperature probe in it.

I mean, some of these things strap to your chest, and yet ... they don't attach a probe to your skin.

I guess monitoring body temperature is hard. It couldn't be as simple as dangling a thing similar to a bluetooth headset on the ear as a probe.
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Skin temp is useless. It varies too much in relation to core temp.

An anal probe is the gold standard for core temp measurements. Or a transmitter that you swallow. Of course you'd want to retreive that expensive transmitter....

How bad do you want this data?
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Skin temp is useless. It varies too much in relation to core temp.

An anal probe is the gold standard for core temp measurements. Or a transmitter that you swallow. Of course you'd want to retreive that expensive transmitter....

How bad do you want this data?
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