Hand Touch Gym Equipment Heart Rate Monitors

Looking to buy a stationary bike for exercise and am wondering if there would be any issues with the heart rate monitors that are usually part of the handgrips. Appreciate any insight.

Thanks, Dale


Stationary bike

by AgentX86 - 2022-10-27 22:00:52

There won't be any problem with the heart rate monitor, other than it's not likely to work.  Even the "professional" treadmills in gyms can't understand mine.

Depending on the reason that you have a pacemaker and what settings are used, a bike (stationary or other) might not be the best exercise.  If rate response is turned on, you may (as in, probably) have an issue.  I'd try out a bike, not necessarily the same model, before spending your money. Rate response and bicycles usually don't mix.

No Issues

by MinimeJer05 - 2022-10-28 14:52:16


I don't believe the heart rate monitors will cause any issues, aside from like the user above me stated, it just might not work that well.

Avoid smart scales that have electrodes in them to check BMI (unless you're able to turn that feature off). Even then, some people say they use them with a pair of socks on and they're fine, but I'd rather not risk it for the sake of checking my weight.

Take care


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So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.