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EMF of HR monitors?

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by jenaf, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. jenaf

    jenaf Silver

    has anyone an idea of how much EMF is emited off of one? I've been asked to wear one as I implement some low level activity each morning (wanting to keep my HR at 70% so as not to aggrevate any breathing problems) but i'm not sure if I want to wear one everyday.
    Any feedback?
  2. prAna303

    prAna303 New Member

    My first concern is about what it is made of, semiconductors.

    Perhaps the EMF is low but you do really bad things to yourself with the pulseband and watch. You will in an instant add on to our constant stealing syndrome, in easy words... It is like having a vampire sucking energy from you all the time, slowly but with great effect.

    I would not do that to myself.
  3. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    When I used them - the batter never lasted longer than 2 work outs.... I stopped using them...now I know why the battery life sucked
  4. sjoshua

    sjoshua New Member

    https://engineering.stanford.edu/ne...rst-computer-using-carbon-nanotube-technology maybe the next gen ones will be better at sharing :)

    Things like this I would consider based on a cost/benefit...
    Will wearing a HRM [or any silicon-based electronic device] be optimal/healthy to your body? I believe no. Especially around the heart...

    Does the information gathered from doing so in an experimental design outweigh the potential negative effects? It could, you'd have to answer this for yourself. Wearing a device indefinitely vs. under controlled conditions for a small window of time over a short period of days is quite different.

    Out of the box question: Could there be better ways of acquiring comparable data without a chest strap HRM?
    I would say probably:
    Finger pulse oximeters: http://www.amazon.com/Finger-Pulse-Oximeter-SM-110-Carry-Wrist/dp/B003TJH3LI
    There are a few wrist/band HRMs that could work as well, but larger investment: https://www.google.com/search?q=wrist+HRM&source=univ&tbm=shop (The Mio Alpha gets pretty good accuracy ratings from a lot of reviews, I'd looked into getting one in my past when I thought it would be fun)

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