A heartfelt thanks to Forerunner for monitoring health


Forerunner305hr Used by world-class cyclists and record-holding distance runners, the heart-rate monitors on our fitness devices aren’t just for finding your optimal training exertion. These excerpts from an email sent my Charles from Phoenix sum up the importance of tracking your health and wellness.

I am writing simply to say thank you. I am a 70-year-old who uses your Forerunner 305 daily as I run the hills and golf courses that are just outside my door here in Phoenix.

Back on October 1, I fainted while out on a short hike due to a heart arrhythmia. I have rheumatic heart disease as a result of having rheumatic fever as a child. Although I knew I had a mild heart murmur as a result of one enlarged heart valve, I was unaware how much my heart had deteriorated (now all three valves) over the years (they tell me if I wasn’t in the condition I”m in and my daily workout routine I’d have long ago been in my wife’s operating room, or dead, long ago. Because I was wearing my 305 the cardiologist (and I) had a very clear view of exactly how my heart functioned over a 20-minute period surrounding my episode that was very helpful in determining exactly what occurred.

I speak before several thousand imminent retirees each year on the subjects of money and health in retirement. In each program I show they my 305 and discuss its value. Many participants over the last couple to three years have ordered the 305 on their computers even as I am discussing it. So again, I say THANK YOU! and may you have a most prosperous 2010 … and that’s not just because I own your stock either!!

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