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What kind of device would you wear on the upper arm at the gym?

Asked by srmorgan (6094 points ) October 19th, 2012

I have begun to exercise at a local gym.
This morning I saw two people over on the cardio machines wearing something on their upper arms. My guess is a blood pressure monitor or heart rate monitor but I never did go interrupt either of them while they were exercising.

any ideas?

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davidshoukry's avatar

It’s probably an iPod Nano in a case! Heart rate monitors are worn underneath your shirt.

chyna's avatar

^Agree with @davidshoukry. I had a velcro type device to hold my IPod on my arm at one time.

gailcalled's avatar

What a good idea for a new invention…an iPod Nano combined with a BP cuff.

srmorgan's avatar

Guess I am too focused on the cardio aspect and not concerned with the music.

So how do you measure your heart rate while on the treadmill?

mowens's avatar

Usually they have these stupid bar things you hold…. or you can buy one you strap around your chest.

chyna's avatar

The treadmill at my gym has a built in device to measure your heart rate. All you do is hold the handles and it determines your heart rate and prints out with the rest of your information: how fast you are walking, how many calories are burnt, etc.

Kayak8's avatar

The bodybugg got a lot of attention after being seen on the upper arms of so many Biggest Loser contestants. Here is a better link with better description of the bodybugg.

But to answer your question: What kind of device would I wear around MY upper arm at the gym? Probably emergency oxygen . . .

gailcalled's avatar

An alarm button that dials my chiropractor.

glacial's avatar

@gailcalled I like the iPod/BP monitor combo idea… it could respond to your BP by playing music with the appropriate beat.

lillycoyote's avatar

A small tactical nuclear device.

I know, I’m so going to get modded, sorry for the trouble, I just couldn’t help myself.

Ponderer983's avatar

My iPod is on my upper arm.

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