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Garmin Forerunner® 35: Review

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Garmin Forerunner® 35 Overview:

Garmin Forerunner® 35 is one of the latest trends in the watch industry. You can consider this device a smart watch, as it performs multiple functions such as monitoring heart rate, provides GPS tracking, plays music, alerts you of SMS notifications, counts calories, records sleep and overall fitness performance. Before monitoring you heart rate was often hard to do and expensive. Now you have the ease of wearing a watch that records this information for you. All you have to do is pair this device to your smart phone and you can view your daily achievements.

This device uses a heart rate technology to track and monitor your day and night performance by simply wearing this device on your wrist. It is important to track your heart rate so you can determine when your heart has returned to its normal resting rate, especially after heart rates increases during workouts.

Heart monitoring is important and can help individuals improve their cardiovascular system. Performing fitness training like sprints and HIIT workout can improve your overall health.

Garmin Forerunner® 35 has four color wrist bands available: black, white, lime green and frost blue. All watches retail for the same price and do not vary depending on color unlike other products on the market. This watch has a MSRP of $199.99 and can be purchased online directly from the manufacturer.

Consistency:

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Sizes Available:

one size

Directions For Use:

Refer to packaging for information on how to use this product.

Where is Product Manufactured:

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Final Thoughts on Garmin Forerunner® 35:

Garmin Forerunner® 35 offers several benefits when it comes to physical activity and health. You can now track your lifestyle by wearing this fashionable technology on your wrist. Keep in mind you can recharge this device and it only has a water rating of 5 ATM.


Apple Watch Series 2: Review

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Apple Watch Series 2 Overview:

Monitoring your heart health is very important and we should always look for ways to improve our health and lifestyle. Today technology is so advanced that we can now monitor our heart rate by wearing a smart watch.

Apple Watch Series 2 is a new technology that allows individuals to track their daily fitness achievements and health. If you are looking for a smart watch that has a built-in GPS, Heart Monitoring system, and has a water-resistant structure, the Apple Watch Series 2 does all that and more!

Tired of running around with your phone in your pocket or wearing those arm sleeves just so you can have your phone with you while you workout? You no longer have to! Apple Watch Series 2 allows you to navigate your way around while leaving your iPhone at home. It has a built –in GPS to help track where you have been.

You now have the ability to track exercises like running, walking, swimming and biking. Also, this watch has advanced features like SMS notifications; you can answer phone calls, schedule calendar events and speak with Siri. However, we feel the most important factor to consider is the heart rate monitoring feature. This watch has the ability to measure your heart rate and how many times it beats during workouts. The sensor in this device is called photoplethysmography. For best heart rate monitoring results, it is recommended that you wear your watch snuggly fitted but where it is comfortable and not too tight.

Consistency:

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Sizes Available:

one size

Directions For Use:

Refer to packaging for information on how to use this product.

Where is Product Manufactured:

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Final Thoughts on Apple Watch Series 2:

Apple Watch Series 2 is an advanced smart watch that allows you to record all your fitness achievements along with sleep habits and your heart rate. This device is water resistant up to 50 meters. It is sold in various colors; various wrist band styles and pricing may vary ($240 -$400). Check out this product on the manufacturer’s website for more information.


Android Wear Motorola Moto 360 Sport: Review

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Motorola Moto 360 Sport Overview:

Motorola Moto 360 Sport is a smart watch made with a silicone wrist band that is intended to track your heart rate and has built-in GPS. You also have the ability to track your calories burned and set fitness goals. Motorola Moto 360 Sport watch has a hybrid display “Motorola Anylight”, which makes the screen easy to see when outdoors. To see your daily achievements and to keep track of your achievements, download the Moto Body App. However, we did not find any information claiming that this product is water-proof or that it has the ability to track your sleep, or alert you of SMS notifications.

Consistency:

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Sizes Available:

one size

Directions For Use:

Refer to packaging for information on how to use this product.

Where is Product Manufactured:

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Final Thoughts on Motorola Moto 360 Sport:

Motorola Moto 360 Sport is intended to track your fitness and heart rate achievements. There is no MSRP published on the manufacturer’s website of this product. Also, there is no information suggesting that this product is water-proof.


Why is my Heart Rate so high?


Why is my heart rate so high?

Your heart rate is referred to the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal heart rate differs from one person to another depending on their respective age.

Heart rate is considered to be fast or too high when the resting heart rate is faster than 100 beats per minute especially for adults. For most adult their resting heart is considered normal when it is in the range of 60-80 beats per minute. It becomes a matter of concern when an unexpected heart rate is measure for a certain level of physical activity.

Monitoring your heart rate is important for your health. Aging bring about changes and regularity of your heart rate which may demand medical attention.

Several factors can actually cause an increase in your heart rate. Not all causes call for medical emergency, some causes can actually be corrected by simply changing your lifestyle. Getting over a fever or recovering from surgery can increase your heart beat a bit which is totally normal. Noticing the change in heart rate at this period is important but do not panic if their actually an increase in the rate of your heart beat.

Likely causes of high heart rate also known as tachycardia

  • Hypertension, a heart-related medical condition also known as high blood pressure.
  • Panic attack or strong emotional stress such as anxiety or fear.
  • Strong or vigorous physical activity.
  • Heart-related dieses than can lead to poor blood supply to the heart muscle such as, heart failure, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy),artery disease (atherosclerosis), heart valve disease, ), tumors, or infections.
  • Drinking large amount of alcohol, caffeinated beverages, illegal drug abuse like cocaine or Medical conditions, including thyroid disease, a low blood sugar,low blood pressure, anemia, fever, and dehydration.
  • Hormonal changes in woman during menstrual cycle, pregnancy or during Perimenopause.

Some of the symptoms to look out for

  • Heavy heart pounding that may cause pain or discomfort.
  • Feeling anxious or stressed out.
  • Feeling chest pain in addition to palpitations and mild discomfort.
  • Patient with lung diseases may experience shortness of breath while at rest or when engage in any form of activity.
  • Having any unusual swelling in your feet and legs.

What to do

You need to check with your doctor when you feel any abnormal heart rate that is of a big concern. The following tips can help you keep your heart rate low before you visit your doctor.

  • Exercise more often: Exercising increases the rate of your heart beat but slows it down afterward. Exercising everyday gradually slow down your resting heart rate.
  • Reduce stress: Going through a relaxation meditation is another way to reduce your heart rate.
  • Reduce weight: Sometimes over-weight can cause problem of rapid heart rate. Loosing few pounds may just be the solution you need.

Blood pressure measurements, EKGs, and ultrasounds are the common test and treatment for a fast heart rate. However, the most effective treatment for a fast heart rate will vary based on the cause. Note that, it is strongly recommended you should visit your doctor or health care professional about any medical condition you are experiencing and get treated.