10 Best Heart Rate Monitor For Interval Training

Updated on: October 2021

Best Heart Rate Monitor For Interval Training in 2021


POLAR OH1 Heart Rate Monitor Armband

POLAR OH1 Heart Rate Monitor Armband
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Garmin HRM-Swim Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin HRM-Swim Heart Rate Monitor
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • SWIM HEART RATE1 - Stores up to 20 hours of heart rate data during swims, then forwards it to a compatible device at the end of the session. It also sends real-time heart rate and interval summaries to the watch.
  • NON-SLIP DESIGN - Keeps the monitor in place, even during push-offs from pool walls.
  • COMPACT and DURABLE - Creates minimal drag through the water. HRM-Swim is the smallest and lightest heart rate monitor from Garmin. Withstands repeated exposure to all swim environments, including pools, salt water and fresh water
  • BATTERY LIFE - Lasts for 18 months (assuming 3 hour/week use) with user-replaceable CR2032 battery
  • Includes - HRM-Swim, manuals

Timex Men's T5K718 Ironman Road Trainer Full-Size Digital HRM Watch & Flex-Tech Chest Strap

Timex Men's T5K718 Ironman Road Trainer Full-Size Digital HRM Watch & Flex-Tech Chest Strap
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Flex-Tech digital sensor eliminates heart rate monitor cross-talk and electronic interference
  • 50-Lap chronograph memory with average heart rate per lap
  • Interval timer - each segment with its own target zone
  • Target heart rate alert with time-in-zone data
  • BPM or %-of-max heart rate display
  • Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
  • Indiglo Night-Light
  • Target Heart Rate Zones including Time in Zone and Average Heart Rate for Workout and Lap
  • Calories Burned and Percentage of Max Heart Display
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)
  • Recovery Heart Rate Timer

Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Monitor Armband, Bluetooth/ANT+

Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Monitor Armband, Bluetooth/ANT+
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Personalized Heart Rate Training – workout efficiently – track and capture real-time heart rate, training zones and calories burned on your smartphone or tablet with compatible training apps.
  • Integrated with Bluetooth and ANT+, TICKR connects to smartphones, tablets, GPS watches and bike computers by Wahoo, Polar, Garmin, Apple and more.
  • Works with 50+ Smartphone Apps including Wahoo Fitness, Zwift, Runtastic, Runkeeper, UA Record, Endomondo, Peloton, Map My Run, Komoot and Nike Run Club
  • Record workout data with the Wahoo Fitness app and automatically upload data to your favorite training platform like Strava.
  • Choice of Champions - Official Heart Rate monitor of Team INEOS, Bora-Hansgrohe, Katusha Alpecin, Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno, Heather Jackson and American Pro Mountain Biker Sonya Looney

POLAR FT60 Heart Rate Monitor, White

POLAR FT60 Heart Rate Monitor, White
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Wristband Size : 8 “ . NOTE - Measurements taken from the LAST HOLE to the END OF RUBBER next to buckle (not from end to end).
  • Wristband Size : 8 “ . NOTE - Measurements taken from the LAST HOLE to the END OF RUBBER next to buckle (not from end to end).
  • STAR Training program provides personalized, easy-to-follow training programs and rewards you when you achieve them
  • Displays calories, fat burn percentage, stores 100 training files and has backlight; Unisex design with silicone wrist band that wipes clean
  • Helps you exercise smarter with unique Smart Coaching features such as Fitness Test, a quick 5 min test that helps you track your fitness improvements
  • Includes comfortable fabric transmitter strap and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk; Syncs with most gym equipment
  • Compatible with optional speed/distance sensors and downloads to free online training diary with optional FlowLink accessory

Moov HR Burn Heart Rate Monitor & Audio Coach, Run Cycle HIIT Workout Tracker for Android and iOS

Moov HR Burn Heart Rate Monitor & Audio Coach, Run Cycle HIIT Workout Tracker for Android and iOS
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Moov HR Burn: Workout in the optimal zones, see calorie burn, overcome plateaus and crush your goals with first ever heart rate based coaching.
  • New High Intensity Interval Training [HIIT].
  • Accuracy: New suction technology keeps the sensor in place while you stay focused
  • Connect your way: Smartphones, tablets, 3rd party Apps as well as many GPS watches
  • Bluetooth Chest Strap

Timex Women's TW5K903009J Ironman Essential 30 Pink Resin Strap Watch

Timex Women's TW5K903009J Ironman Essential 30 Pink Resin Strap Watch
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Clean Sport Design
  • Sports Stopwatch with 30 Lap Memory
  • Countdown Timer & Alarm
  • Durable Resin Strap with Buckle Closure
  • Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving

Garmin Forerunner 35; Easy-to-Use GPS Running Watch, Black

Garmin Forerunner 35; Easy-to-Use GPS Running Watch, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Easy-to use GPS running watch tracks how far, how fast and where you run
  • Estimates heart rate at the wrist, all day and night, using Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Connected features: smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and music controls (when paired with a compatible smartphone)
  • All-day activity tracking estimates steps, calories and intensity minutes and reminds you when to move
  • Automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community where you can join challenges, receive insights and share your progress as you meet your goals

Garmin HRM-Tri Heart Rate Monitor, Triatletes

Garmin HRM-Tri Heart Rate Monitor, Triatletes
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Array

Coros APEX Premium Multisport GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor, 25h Full GPS Battery, Sapphire Glass, Barometer, ANT+ & BLE Connections, Strava & Training Peaks (White/Sliver|42mm)

Coros APEX Premium Multisport GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor, 25h Full GPS Battery, Sapphire Glass, Barometer, ANT+ & BLE Connections, Strava & Training Peaks (White/Sliver|42mm)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Stainless steel bezel finish with sapphire glass
  • Superior battery life with up to 24 days of regular use, 25 hours in full GPS mode and 80 hours in UltraMax GPS mode.
  • Built-in Wrist-based heart rate monitor, barometer, altimeter, and compass. Water resistant up to 100 Meters/328 Feet
  • Digital Knob for easy operation by allowing full control of the watch with a single finger.
  • Industry leading GPS and distance tracking via GPS, GLONASS or BDS satellites and proprietary algorithms even in dense woods with direct integration with popular 3rd party training platforms like Strava, TrainingPeaks, Relive, Final Surge and Runalyze.

What is Interval Training That's Not Intense?

When you hear the words interval training, this doesn’t necessarily mean that of the highly intense type (HIIT). I’m a certified personal trainer.

When you hear the words interval training, this doesn't necessarily mean that of the highly intense type (HIIT). I'm a certified personal trainer.

Interval training means alternating low intensity levels with moderate or medium, or even medium-high. When we talk of just "interval training," the concept of strenuous or grueling is not included.

An example of interval training on a treadmill would be alternating 1-5 minutes of easy paced walking or comfortable slow jogging, with a faster speed (may add incline) that causes an increase in respiration and effort. (Don't cheat by holding on.)

This change has a range: from a mere increase in heart rate and effort, to a feeling of "Gee, this is quite challenging, but just stick it out for a few more minutes."

The work interval does not feel like, "This is brutal!" or, "I don't know if I can do this for 30 seconds."

In "interval training," the work segment will not leave you breathless or unable to carry on a conversation, though at the high end, it will make conversation choppy with pauses in between words while you catch your breath. Again, this would be the high end, a moderate-high workload.

Interval training can sometimes be a better option than HIIT for novices, very heavy people or older individuals who don't want to strain themselves or risk muscle or joint strain.

If you must start out with interval training minus the high intensity, this doesn't mean you can't eventually do HIIT, which brings on significantly more benefits.

Even if your knees don't do well with the impact of running or rigorous stepping routines, HIIT can be done on a stationary bike or elliptical machine, sparing joints from hard impact.

In order of lowest benefits to highest, cardio exercise goes like this: 1) steady state or long duration cardio, 2) interval training, 3) high intensity interval training.

Few people cannot do #2. In fact, those who cannot do #2 probably can't do #1, either. Intensity levels are relative and are determined by using the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale.

Related Content:

Related Bestselling Lists That You Might Like