I Am Superwoman


Got up this morning, put on my running shoes and went for my 3-mile run around the neighborhood in the fresh air.  A neighbor of mine accompanies me and we truly enjoy the solace we get from this grueling workout.  We run up and down steep and not-so-steep hills and at the end it is very rewarding because we got it in.

I received a heart rate monitor watch this past Christmas and as you all know I lost one and purchased a new one just this past May 2012.  The watch has several features I like to take advantage of including calculating average HRM, speed and distance.  That it takes the guessing out of it.

Well the problem I have with the watch is….it doesn’t calculate my proper heart rate.  Each time I finish using it and look down it shows my average heart rate in the high 100′s or even 200′s!  I mean I am all that but COME ONE!!!!

I called Sportline about it, spoke to their representative and basically he told me….this is a known issue with the watch and there is nothing neither I nor they can do about it.  They offerred to replace it with the same model but what sense does that make?  This is the 1st replacement and it doesn’t work consistently.  What will another replacement serve?  *Sigh*.

I am back in the market for another heart rate monitor watch.  What other brand of heart rate monitors does everyone suggest considering I want to calculate and track my heart rate plus be able to report speed, distance and possibly location/GPS.  I am now willing to pay a little more for a quality heart rate monitor.

I am sadly disappointed with my Sportline Duo 1060.  Farewell dear friend.  Parting is such sweet sorrow but we must depart because you can’t satisfy me.  Bye bye…PLUNK in the trash.


About Diatta

Who I am My name is Diatta Harris and I’m a 40-something wife, mother of 2 and career woman who is constantly inspired by anything fitness related. My professional background includes a Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration. I am also a project management professional by trade in the healthcare IT space. As you can see, I have created a life and career around healthcare. What I call myself I consider myself a fitness enthusiast and love researching anything that will help me get better fit mentally, physically and spiritually. I also like sharing this special information with others as it is better to give than to receive. My motivation In 2005 I started running with a former co-worker who was diagnosed and fighting breast cancer. She WON! I was so inspired by her we started running together every week on the NCR trail in Maryland. Fast forward to 2008 – I met up with a friend I had not seen in a few years and she looked FANTASTIC! She was fit and trim and was generous enough to share with me her secret weapon. Her trainer who worked at Brick Bodies. I quickly got her name and started working out with her for about 6 months from 2008 to 2009. I then began working out on my own in my home gym but it wasn’t the same. I reunited with my trainer April 2011 and have continued to train with her 2 times a week, 30 minute sessions each. And let me just say she makes me EARN IT! Why I started this blog I want to share my passion for wellness and fitness with all of you to encourage you to live the most healthy lifestyle you can. I hope some of you are also encouraged and willing to share your fitness journey through the mountains and valleys to help inspire others who feel it too daunting a task to be fit in conjunction with managing a balanced life. What inspires me I am constantly inspired when I meet and talk to folks who are also into fitness whether professionally or recreationally! I am impresed with those who have taken the time and have the discipline to make their bodies perfection inside and out with proper nutrition and workouts. What I find, I want to share with YOU! Who I meet, I want to introduce to YOU! I am excited to be here and hope you choose to join me in this journey. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Let’s GO! View all posts by Diatta

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  • sweetkiwi99

    Try a Polar FT4F, it’s reasonably priced and very popular because it’s dependable and consistent. :)

  • sweetkiwi99

    Try a Polar FT4F- it’s reasonably priced, dependable and readily available. It’s one of the more popular brands/models. :)

  • MuddyJ

    I just got the motorola motoactv… it’s wrist worn combo GPS/heart monitor (requires chest strap) /mp3 player…so far I am loving it! Online @ amazon was about 140$ shipped

    • DSTPRL

      Do you have to buy the accessories such as the chest band or does it come with?

      • MuddyJ

        sadly, I had to buy a chest strap with it, i opted for a bluetooth strap, so there won’t be an issue with cross chatter when running with a pack… I got a Wahoo chest strap at the apple store for around $85…it comes with a nice pair of moisture resistant (wired)headphones, but I prefer my JayBird Bluetooth headphones as they are wireless…no tangles!
        For everything this little powerhouse does, I am very happy with it!
        None of my other chest straps from my sportline or gaiam monitors worked with it.

        • DSTPRL

          So you did not get the strap that goes with it? You were able I use another brand?

          • MuddyJ

            I didn’t buy the Motorola Ant+ chest strap because I thought my others would work with it…when they didn’t…I opted for a universal Bluetooth chest strap…Wahoo is the brand of my chest strap…it works well…though sometimes I have to unpair and re-pair it with the motoactv…


    Ok thanks so much Muddy. My husband is now in the market for a bluetooth strap and your information is very helpful!

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