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How to choose and use a heart rate monitor

Updated: December 03, 2014

These devices can help you safely reach your fitness goals.

Whether you're just getting started with an exercise routine or are a committed fitness enthusiast, tracking your heart rate can be helpful. Heart rate monitors—which instantly tell you how fast your heart is beating—can help you exercise at the right intensity.

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