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What the Garmin Forerunner 620 can do for you

If you’re looking for a new GPS watch to accompany you on your next run, we have the perfect one for you – the Garmin Forerunner 620. This brand new GPS watch from Garmin has incredibly advanced ways of showing you the progress of your workout, as well as being water-resistant, having 10 hours of battery life, and three new heart rate monitor metrics. Want to know more about this awesome GPS watch? We have the details!

 

 

 

 

 

Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS Watch

New Features:

  • Three new heart rate monitor metrics – cadence, ground contact, and vertical oscillation
  • Recovery Advisor – This new feature gives you an accurate indication of your state of recovery within the first few minutes of your run, depending on how hard the run was.
  • VO2 Max – This metric helps you see how much athletic ability you have, as well as where runners are at your age, gender, and body weight.
  • Race Predictor – This one-of-a-kind feature shows you, based on the VO2 Max metric, what your times will be for a 5k, 10k, half or full marathon run – so you can stay on track with your training progress.

Want to learn more about the Garmin Forerunner 620? Visit us today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com for more info!

How Yoga Can Improve Your Stamina, Strength, & Overall Well-being

Find out how yoga can reduce your risk for certain diseases, improve strength, and keep you healthy.

Have you ever wondered just how much yoga can increase things like your upper body strength, your stamina as an athlete, and your stress levels? Grab your Aurorae Synergy Yoga mat, and get ready to get into that warrior pose – because we have some awesome reasons why this exercise should be at the top of your workout list.

  • Yoga helps increase your flexibility through a variety of poses. This can help to increase blood flow to muscles that haven’t been used in a while.
  • Yoga helps to stretch muscles like your hamstrings, your hip flexors, and your shins, which can all become increasingly sore or tired from cardio exercises like running.
  • Many yoga poses help to build strength not only throughout your core, but your upper body as well. Holding your own body weight during a yoga sequence helps to build muscles in those parts of your body.
  • Yoga is also really great for your joints too. When you’re going through a yoga class, your joints are being used at their full potential – which helps to reduce diseases like arthritis from happening.
  • Not only does it help out your joints, but your heart too! Increased blood flow to areas of your body that do not necessarily receive it on a regular basis helps to improve your heart rate and strengthen that ticker.
  • In many studies it has been shown that yoga decreases the levels of cortisol, or the stress hormone, and helps to reduce other things like memory loss, depression, and fatigue.
  • Practicing yoga helps to increase your ability to focus throughout the day.

Want to see our full range of Aurorae Synergy yoga mats? Visit us today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!

Flight of the Fenix

Garmin Fenix 2Garmin has combined the absolute best features of their fitness and outdoor watches to create the multifaceted athlete’s new best friend. The Garmin Fenix 2 is the ideal multisport training partner, and includes every feature you could want while participating in your favorite sports. Whether riding, paddling, swimming, running, climbing or hiking, the Garmin Fenix 2 is sure to satisfy. The Fenix 2 is easy-to-use, weatherproof and built for tough terrains wherever they may be. The Garmin Fenix 2 is the only wristwatch you’ll ever need. The Fenix 2 includes a slew of useful training features including:

  • VO2 max estimate
  • Race predictor
  • Recovery advisor
  • Advanced running dynamics
  • Cadence
  • Ground contact time
  • Indoor pace and distance
  • Vibration
  • Custom POIs
  • Smart Notifications
  • Hunt/Fish caldenar
  • Barometer altimeter
  • Electronic 3D compass
  • GPS

These are just a few of the many features found in the Garmin Fenix 2. The Garmin Fenix 2 is the perfect GPS watch for both indoor and outdoor sports. With built in GPS and amazing ABC functions, the Fenix 2 gives you the navigational tools you need in a rugged sport’s wristwatch. Get accurate readings on your location and more with the Garmin Fenix 2 from Heart Rate Monitors USA today.

Spring Fat Torching Tips

Summer is around the corner, and who isn’t trying to get the perfect beach body? If you’re looking to torch fat and get ready for the warmer weather, try these spring fat torching tips and spring into weight loss action today:

  • Start walking or running! It’s no secret that we’re crazy about walking and running at HRM USA. If you’re looking to jump start your summer weight loss journey, now is the perfect time to strap on that heart rate monitor and hit the pavement! If you’re just beginning, stay mindful of your step, your rhythm, the sound, and become aware of your body.
  • Keep a journal! The best way to stay on track is to document your journey. In addition to tracking your food, you can write down motivational quotes, recipes, and other bits of motivated material you’ve learned along the way. Reading back on your progress can keep you motivated to the finish line.
  • Get outside and play in the dirt! Gardening is actually a very healthy activity that will keep you from being sedentary. Even better, gardening is a great stress reducer.
  • Fill up on the rainbow. Spring and summer bring a plethora of delicious fresh and in season foods. Be sure to load up on healthy foods in a variety of colors to help keep fat off and keep you healthy all year long.

Reaching your fitness goals doesn’t have to be impossible. It’s important to find your comfort level and keep building from there. If you want to achieve greatness, let HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com help take you there.

Say Hello to the Omron HJ-329 Alvita Ultimate

The amazing new Omron HJ-329 Alvita Ultimate is now available for order and is replacing the Omron HJ-112. What Omron HJ-329makes the new Omron HJ-329 Alvita Ultimate one of the best pedometer choices currently on the market? The small and lightweight Alvita Ultimate features Omron’s validated tri-axis technology, that allows you to stow this device in your pocket or bag, and still get an accurate step count, while still providing you the option of wearing it on your hip with the enclosed holder. What other features are found in the new Omron HJ-329 Alvita Ultimate?

  • Four activity modes to help keep you motivated to go further every day.
    • Track steps
    • Aerobic steps
    • Distance
    • calories
    • Tri-Axis technology that counts every step with accuracy, regardless of where the pedometer is located on your body.
    • Automatic stride function
    • Weekly log for accurate analyzing. Log stores up to seven day of information
    • Automatic reset. The pedometer resets every day at midnight
    • Light weight
    • Easy to replace battery, with no tools required

Every step you take is important on your journey to good health and a healthier lifestyle. Let the new Omron HJ-329 Alvita Ultimate help you reach your health goals. Buy the Omron HJ-329 and other amazing Omron products at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com today.

Over 100 Different Quick & Healthy Dinners on a Budget

Find 100+ heart-healthy recipes here!

Being heart healthy is tough – especially when you’re on a budget. Making dinner every single night, for one or for four, can be tough when you want to eat healthier. Don’t worry – we have some delicious, budget-friendly and healthy meals to keep in your recipe box!

  • Looking for some carnivorous, affordable dinners for your family? The Sprouting Seed blog has 15 different ground meet dinners for budget-friendly families. Check them out here!
  • Better Homes and Gardens is one of our favorite online magazines, and they always have heart-healthy recipes for you to try out. We found an article that was Healthy Dinner Recipes under $3 – which to us sounds like a steal! You can look at all the recipes here.
  • HelloGiggles.com is an all-around lifestyle blog, but we keep an eye out for when they have some waistline-friendly recipes. We found an article that allows you to completed skip that high-sodium, packaged soup aisle and use what you have when you’re on a budget. You can find the 10 meal recipes here!
  • Vegetarian? No problem! Amuse Your Bouche is a vegetarian-friendly blog with tons of recipes. If you’re on a budget and love black beans, we found a blog post that has 60 different vegetarian recipes for you to try out. You can look through all of them on this blog post.
  • If you’re on the Paleo diet, finding food to cook for dinner each night can be tough. Paleo on a Budget is a great resource to find recipes for dinner – for an affordable price! POAB has a three week meal plan for you that are easy on your wallet. Check it out here.

Want to see more of what we have to offer when it comes to heart-healthy recipes? Check out our blog today at blog.heartratemonitorsusa.com!

What’s in a Fitbit Flex?

The Fitbit Flex activity monitor

Find out what makes the Fitbit Flex a great activity monitor.

Are you in the market for a new activity monitor? No worries – HRMUSA has you covered with the Fitbit Flex. Want to know what’s in it? We have all the details about what makes this awesome activity monitor one of our best sellers!

What’s in the Fitbit Flex Box?

  • Flex Tracker
  • Large and Small Bands
  • Charging Cable
  • Wireless Sync Dongle
  • Free Fitbit Account

What kind of things does the Fitbit Flex do?

Tracks your goals – With the LED lights on the front of the monitor, it will show you by 20% increments how much you’ve completed your daily activity goals.

Wireless Sync – Not only does it help you track your goals, but it makes sure that all the data is synced across all platforms using Bluetooth® technology. It gives you real-time data and metrics through your Fitbit dashboard – which can be accessed on more Smartphones and other devices.

Awards you badges – Need help being motivated? On your Fitbit Dashboard, you can find certain badges that help you track the achievements you’ve made in fitness. It shows you just how awesome you are every single day!

Want to learn more about the Fitbit Flex activity monitor? Visit us today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!

Garmin Forerunner Power Save/ Low Battery Notifications

Forerunner 610

Do you have a Garmin Forerunner 610/620 and noticed that pesky Power Save notification to keep popping up? If this happens to you, don’t worry, it’s very common. The Power Save notification is known to pop up when a user acquires satellites prior to a run or race and is waiting for the start for a long period of time. For most units, this pop up will appear after 5 minutes if the timer was not started. Getting rid of the pop up and correcting the problem is as easy as tapping the screen of the Forerunner 610/620, or hitting any button on the unit.  Both the Forerunner 220 and Forerunner 620 have an extended timeout that can be turned on to extend the power save to 25 minutes. To set this up, simply go to:

Settings-> Activity Settings-> Timeout

The same holds true for the Low Battery notification that pops up when battery power is between 5-10%. When the Low Battery notification pop ups, you can simply tap the screen on the Forerunner unit or hit a button to get rid of the message and proceed as planned. Most Garmin watches do have an OK option or point to the correct button to dismiss the notification, but if you’re unit is touch screen, pressing anywhere will get the job done.

Heart Rate Monitors for Horses: Taking Training to a New Level

Learn about our two most favorite features of our monitors for equine!

Yes, the title says it all: we now carry a line of heart rate monitors from Polar for horses! These monitors for equine take training for your next race or event to a whole new level. By getting the best reading of your horse’s heart rate, you’ll be able to optimize practice times, as well as better monitor their heart during resting and recovery periods as well. HRM USA has put together just a few of our favorite features within our monitors for equine below.

Speed and distance – Tracking your equine’s exercise exertion throughout your training sessions is important, especially to see if they’re fit to even withstand a rigorous training process. You can also track your horse’s distance throughout the training period as well.

Equine Inzone – Perhaps your horse is recovering from an injury and you’re working towards another event. Tracking specific information through the Polar Equine Inzone can actually let you see just how hard your horse is working when training. This is really important because over-doing it might set them back in training.

Want to see more of our monitors for equine? Visit us today at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com!

 

The Green Juice Formula and why it’s fool-proof

Find out about the new healthy living craze - green juice!

Looking to try out the new green juice craze? If you’re taking steps towards healthy living and a fit, active lifestyle, this new craze is perfect for you! We have the fool proof formula for Green Juice so that you can have a tasty drink and all the health benefits too!

First, pick your base – A base would be a juicier more hearty fruit or vegetable. We recommend carrots, celery, cucumbers, or apples as your base, but you can pick any one that you have in your fridge – just make sure it’s full of liquid.

Next, pick your leafy greens – This is the green in green juice, people, so make sure at least one of these guys makes it in! You can pick from really any dark green – kale, romaine, dandelion, cabbage, or spinach – to add for some extra calcium and other vitamins. This is what makes green juice so powerful in fighting off diseases.

Lastly, pick your fruit – This is where the flavor of the juice comes in! You can pick a variety of fruits depending on your taste preference or what you’re looking to get out of the juice. Blueberries, apples, bananas, grapefruit, and pears are all really great choices for your fruit. You can ever pick more than one if you’d like!

Have any tips to help us green juice our way towards healthy living? Leave it with us in a comment below!