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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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    I'm really starting to like this place.
    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    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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