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The Best Heart Rate Monitors for Triathletes

author image Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. She has served as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Bell holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in English.
The Best Heart Rate Monitors for Triathletes
Triathletes can benefit from heart rate training. Photo Credit: Image Source/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Heart rate training is a powerful tool for measuring workout intensity and tracking training progress. Triathletes and other distance athletes often use heart rate monitors to help them gauge output during both steady-state and high-intensity workouts. If you're a triathlete in the market for a heart rate monitor, the best devices will have a slew of features that you may find valuable.

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Heart Rate Monitor Features

Purchase a monitor with a stress strap instead of a touch pad to provide you with constant monitoring that won't distract from your training. Choose a monitor that allows you to customize your heart rate zones and will notify you if your heart rate falls outside of your intended zone. Waterproof and sweat-proof features will ensure sweaty days and laps in the pool won't damage your device. If you're interested in tracking calorie burn more accurately, choose a device that has a GPS monitor that can used for running, biking and swimming.

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