Ascent contest heart rate monitor:

A heart rate monitor is an electronic device that allows a user to monitor heart rate while engage in sports like swimming, or running and exercising. It normally has two parts a chest strap and a wrist receiver. Wrist receiver has a watch. Strapless heart rate monitors are available in market, but lack some of the functionality of the original design. New models with additional facilities measure heart rate variability to assess a trainee's fitness. Heart rate monitor specially built for contest and altitude need special features like:

displaying altitude;
display atmospheric pressure;
displaying environmental temperature;
measuring speed and distance,
saving training session information for improvements;
Help in programming exercise or session for user.
keeping record of heart rate with time and exercise routine,
Analyzing sessions.

Many products are available in market a description of popular heart rate monitor with special features is listed:

The polar s720i includes: manufactured primarily for cyclists, mountaineers and skiers
measures speed and distance,
precision performance software: training sessions can be saved, analyzed in detail and emailed,
built in altimeter to check altitude,
Built in thermometer to check environmental temperature.
Can pre- program exercise schedule.
Exercise profiles can be programmed as per use's choice.

Ciclosport hac4 hrm: designed primarily for cyclists, mountaineers and skiers: the special features are:
Rate of accent and decent,
Temperature and heart rate information is provided.
Suunto 51-advizor altimeter, barometer, heart rate monitor, compass.
ascent/descent rate for every hour,
time spent in, above and below target heart rate zone;
Stores total training time.
Acumen tz-max 100 heart rate monitor w/usb connection
2-way pc communication included software and connector,
heart rate with target zone alarms,
a recovery heart rate timer,
9 interval timers,
A stopwatch feature.

Ultimo cardio sport heart rate monitor: designed for personal trainers, coaches, competitive athletes, and multi-sport athletes.
80 hours of heart rate recording during exercise,
playback of single recording session data,
up to 6 files available at selectable intervals,
files can be uploaded to pc,
it has a high /low limit heart zone alarm,
time in zone display,
displays time in, above, and below zones.

Heart rate variability:
Heart rate variability or in short HRV is a term coined for measure of variations in the heart rate. Heart rate variability is more often than not calculated by analyzing the time series of beat-to-beat intervals from ECG or arterial pressure...

Heart Rate Monitor Training:
rate whilst exercising. The use of an HRM to set exercise intensity is based on sound physiological principals - as the work increases, oxygen consumption and heart rate increases in a linear relationship until near maximal intensities. Once it...

Polar coach heart rate monitor:
Polar is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heart rate monitors. They vary in designs and features from other heart rate monitors, although their basic function to measure the heart rate is same. The concept of heart rate monitor (HRM) is...

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