Garmin heart rate monitors are well known for their sleek
design, light weight and complete functionality.
They are GPS devices measuring distance, speed,
time and heart rate.
Garmin has really developed their heart rate monitor range in recent
years. When I started this website there were really two main suppliers
of heart rate monitors. Polar and Timex.
However when Garmin started playing in the same market things quickly
changed. They found out that they could use the GPS functionality that
they developed for cars etc could also be used in the sporting world.
Garmin really is the leader in the heart rate monitor market now. When
you get a Garmin, you do not only get a wonderfully diverse device you
also get access to the online tools.
You can upload your training data to Garmin Connect which
allows you to
see a map of where you have run (Bing Maps, like Google Maps), and
charts showing your heart rate,
speed, elevation, a table with your splits and average heart rate per
lap (km/mile/any distance you enter).
This really allows you to get a great
overall view of your performance and if
you are getting better over time or not.
I am a very happy user of the Garmin
405cx which has already been surpassed by more
When you get a Garmin heart rate monitor you get top quality. Check out
the models below to find what you are looking for.