The topic of health here in Singapore has been getting attention after PM Lee’s National Day Rally speech in August. In his speech, he mentioned that a significant number of Singaporeans are diagnosed with diabetes by the age of 60 - a shocking number.
Evidently, a healthy lifestyle should be instilled during one’s youth. This means saving those delicious Ramly burgers or crispy XXL fried chicken for special occasions or at least in moderation. And of course, exercising regularly to keep our hearts actively working other than just running for buses.
However, keeping ourselves safe is crucially important as well. Pushing yourself too much can do more damage than good - dehydration, for example, can cause your blood pressure to drop, while those just getting into fitness might notice some chest pains. Which is why keeping an eye on your heart rate will help prevent serious injuries.
While there is an array of heart rate monitors in the market, most come in one of two forms: those built into smartwatches, or chest straps which you can pair with your smartphone.
The thing is, some smartwatches aren’t very accurate and might be a slight discomfort for some. Like when you’re benchpressing or doing dips. So are chest straps are the way to go? Well, they’re accurate, but some find them uncomfortable as well. It’s like someone constantly hugging you through your workout.
This is where Polar’s latest heart rate sensor, the OH1, comes in. Worn on the upper or lower arm, you get the comfort and accuracy you need during your workout or even as you go about your day.
The sensor also comes with internal memory capable of storing up to 200 hours of HR training and a battery life of up to 12 hours, enough to last you through your day.
No matter what your workout is, your sessions can be saved through apps like Polar Beat, Polar Flow or even other third-party fitness apps you might already be using. And thanks to its 30m waterproof capability, your Joseph Schooling workouts in the pool will be saved as well.
Polar will be there with you every step of the way with its Smart Coaching features that offer additional guidance and feedback on specific activities. It’s not just a product, but a seamless experience aimed at helping you reach your fitness goals.
It’s the perfect gift for the fitness freaks or for your loved ones who need to start getting their cardio up.