I’ve been wearing a heart rate monitor for probably the last 4 years. Of course, I’m using the watch with chest strap setup. I have great success with this equipment and I’m not sure I could have trained for the marathon without it. Now, that chest strap isn’t the most comfortable, so when I saw that there was a heart rate monitor ring out there – I had to give it a try!
Here is my review on the Brookstone Heart Rate Monitor Ring
- Device Size
- It is lightweight and great for walking or running.
- Sizer Ring
- Adapted to my smaller fingers with the sizer ring
- At only $40, this would be a steal (if it worked).
- Not Multi-Functional
- Either timer or heart rate, not both.
- No Calorie Counter
- A feature I wasn’t sure I’d miss, I did.
- No Light
- Another trivial feature that I apparently use often.
Put to the Test:
My usual jogging bpm (beats per minute) is around 170- 174. On this particular jog, my watch/ strap read my heart rate at 170 bpm. At the same time, the ring was reading between 98-140 bpm.
I didn’t have any success with this product.