Heart Rate Monitor Recommendations

I am looking for recommendations that anyone might have for heart rate monitors. I am wanting to purchase one as my reward when I reach the 200 pound mark. Mainly, because when I get below 200 pounds I want to start a running program. Currently the only way that I am keeping track of the calories burned during a work out is the calories burned that is listed on the cardio machine I am on. Lose It! also has a suggested number of calories that I have burned depending on the kind of work out I am doing. Though, lately I have noticed that I could have the same intensity of work out on two different machines and get a completely different number of calories burned. So, it would be nice to have a heart rate monitor to have a consistent record of how many calories I am burning for each work out.  Continue reading