Peg’s Posts: Follow your heart with Forerunner.


405-heartrateForerunner 405 has a heart rate monitor that uses ANT+ wireless technology to send data on your ticker directly to Forerunner. You can customize the training pages on the 405 to display heart rate, heart rate zone and even a heart rate graph. The graph’s kinda cool because it shows at a glance where you’re at and how quickly you recover from a hard effort or interval. In fact, that graph provided some needed distraction and/or entertainment during my morning workout. Thanks to a nagging Achilles injury that hasn’t fully healed since my Jan. 11 marathon, I’ve been relegated to cross-training. Which is fine … unless you’re easily bored by indoor spaces and the same faces. Which I am. Which is why I brought my trusty training partner — Forerunner 405 — to spin class today. Of course, I’m not getting speed and distance data, but I could at least record my workout time and monitor my heart rate throughout. After viewing the workout later in Garmin Connect and checking the heart rate data, I decided I could start making a game of this. For my next spin class, I’ll set a goal of bringing up my average heart rate or upping the time spent in zone 3. If I want to meet my goal, I’ve gotta sprint when I feel like slowing down, increase resistance when my quads are quivering and begging for a break.

Check out a couple of quick videos on the 405 web page under the “get tips” section. See what Jake has to say about the 405 and the heart rate monitor, including how to set up heart rate workouts. You just may discover another reason you ♥ Forerunner.

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