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Old 02-18-17, 08:03 PM
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Fit Bit Charge 2 Heart Rate Monitor

So the wife and I went to Dick's Sporting Goods and I ended up getting a HR Monitor. As I'm starting to push my road rides harder, curiosity has gotten the better of me, and I'd like to know what my heart's doing. At 59, I don't feel old, but it'd be nice to have a clue what's going on.

This small wristband pairs to my iPhone and does all kinds cool stuff via the app. We'll see how it pans out starting tomorrow......
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Old 02-19-17, 08:19 AM
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I suppose not owning a smart phone makes me a bit of a retro grouch. I investigated a HRM that did not require a smartphone. Having found one I now practice on a stationary bike doing intervals where I take my heart rate up to 135 then see how long it takes to get back down to 90. Knowing how the motor is running is something I should have done some time ago but am thankful I am doing it now. Perhaps by the end of the season I will see results.
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Old 02-19-17, 08:41 AM
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Churnman, just curious what setup did you settle on?
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Old 02-21-17, 01:05 PM
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My kids gave me a Fit Bit Chg 2 this past Christmas and with a few unseasonably warm days here I've had an opportunity to try it out on my bike. I'm used to tracking with the Strava app on my iPhone for my rides but the FB could basically replace that functionality since it will track my route and other statistics in addition to my heart rate. I get the readout through the FB app and also it is connected to update Strava.

I'm 62 and have never used any kind of heart monitor before and it is interesting to see my results on a couple of rides. My statistics are from a pretty small sample and being near the end of winter I'm out of biking shape but they have been pretty consistent with a max of around 149 and average of 129 BPM. I'm curious to see if or how those change over the upcoming spring/summer season.
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Old 02-21-17, 01:33 PM
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Badger, how did you connect FB to Strava's?
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Badger, how did you connect FB to Strava's?
Its been a while but I think I went into my Account in the Fit Bit app and there is a selection for Compatible Apps. I selected Strava from there and there was a process to enter my Strava credentials and link the two.

I haven't tried only using Strava to log an activity and see it it reads back to the FB app but it definitely works well the other way.
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Old 02-21-17, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by badger_biker View Post
Its been a while but I think I went into my Account in the Fit Bit app and there is a selection for Compatible Apps. I selected Strava from there and there was a process to enter my Strava credentials and link the two.

I haven't tried only using Strava to log an activity and see it it reads back to the FB app but it definitely works well the other way.
Thank you, will give it a try.
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