I have been motivated to exercise at home and go to the gym lately because of the awesome iMaze Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor (HRM). If you exercise and you have never used a HRM you should really get one.
It is super motivating and tells you how hard to workout. Sometimes I am even workout out too hard and it reminds me to slow down. Depending on your age your heart beats per minute (BPM) should be in a specific range to get the best out of your workout. For a woman my age, my target heart rate range is 93-157 BPM to be in the 50%-85% workout zone. I always try to keep my number in the higher part of my range.
I have been using my old HRM for a few years now and was so disappointed when it finally gave out. I started working out without one and kind of felt lost without it. Some machines at the gym do come with HR sensors but it is annoying for me to hold my hands on the sensors for the specified amount of time since I don't usually hold on to the handles when I workout.
I have been wanting to upgrade my HRM to a Bluetooth one for some time now so when iMaze wanted me to try their Bluetooth one I was thrilled. I was incredibly impressed when I used the iMaze HRM for the first time. First the strap was super thin and when I put it on I didn't even feel like I had it on. I also loved how the adjusting buckle was at the back and not on the side like my old one that used to pinch my side.
If you are getting a HRM you have to get a Bluetooth one. Instead of having a bulky wristwatch you just connect the HRM to the iMaze app on your smartphone. You can then pick which activity you are doing like running or cardio, hit the play button and it will begin to record your workout and HR. You have the option of a voice over that tells you how long you have been working out, your current HR and average HR. I love how the voiceover also tells you to slow down or speed it up depending on how you are working out. The app also comes with the iMaze cloud that you can register to so that you can sync and review your workout history and stats from the app, a tablet, or any computer.
One of the coolest Feature of the iMaze app is the Zenn feature with a simple 1 minute assessment each morning during rest. It calculates your Heart Rate Variability, giving you a Zenn Health index score scaled from 0-100. The higher your Zenn is – the better you are! By monitoring your daily and weekly Zenn score, you can adjust your training load to optimize results.
You can learn more and purchase your own iMaze Bluetooth HRM on their website. You can also download the iMaze app for free for Apple or Android.
*Update: With the new iOS update the iMaze HRM stopped communicating with the iMaze App. You can still use the HRM with other free apps like Endomondo and Wahoo Fitness without any problems. I have kept in contact with the iMaze team and they are working hard to fix the bug.
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