This gift idea is perfect for the fit dad or the wanna-be-fit dad. A heart rate monitor is a great tool for all exercisers. It will help you learn how you feel at a given heart rate and you will become a better judge of your exercise tolerance and any limitations. Heart rate monitors are also useful for new exercisers because the device helps them set limits and monitor their progress.
Check out the various functions this monitor includes:
Time: time, date, month, day, 12 or 24 hour watch, daily alarm clock, and dual time zones.
Heart Rate: use your finger to touch the watch and test your rate or use the strap that comes in the kit, workout memory, personalized heart rate zone alert, calorie consumption, etc.
Timer: sound alarm, times up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
Chronograph: lap/split memory recall, up to 100 laps, times up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
Pedometer: measure strides, time, distance, and speed
Some of the aesthetic features that I liked in this heart rate monitor is that it is sleek and sporty. But most importantly, I liked the useful features like the timer and the calorie burning counter.
For a more sensible budget you may want to consider the Qlip Pedometer from Sportline for $35 and The Men’s Health Power Strip at $20. The Qlip has the ability to be clipped on to your clothing or is small enough to fit inside your pocket. It tracks steps, distance, calories and total time in activity. The Power Strip is your in home gym. Attach it to a door, and practice different moves toning different areas of your body. It comes with handles and ankle straps and can travel with you on the road. This could save dad the expensive costs of a gym membership.
Common Sense with Money readers can save 20% off any purchase on Sportline.com with code DADSAVE. Code expires on Father’s Day.
One lucky reader will win one DUO 1060 Speed & Distance Heart Rate Monitor.. To enter you can:
1. Leave a comment sharing what you would do with the heart rate monitor if you won.
For additional entries (leave an additional comment for each one you complete)
- Follow me on twitter and tweet the following (copy/paste): Stop by @commnsensemoney for a chance to win a Sportline Heart Rate Monitor . Go here to enter http://bit.ly/l2rVW0 #wingiveaways
If you are reading this entry on your RSS reader or email newsletter make sure to CLICK HERE to enter this giveaway. Emailing me is not a valid way to enter this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of the US 18 years and older. This giveaway ends 6/13 at 3PM EST
For more chances to win, enter this giveaway at these other blogs:
This giveaway was sponsored by Sportine as part of Win Giveaways Father’s Day Bash. This Post was written by me and was not edited by the sponsor. Read more on my disclosure policy. Find more information on the terms for this giveaway on the Win Giveaways Facebook page.