Heart rate monitor/GPS
Heart rate monitors are designed to measure how fast your heart is beating during exercise so you can monitor how hard you are working. Fancier models do everything from monitor your movement to track your calories to map your run with GPS so they’re definitely a handy tool. Yet the Polar F4 men’s monitor is $66.26 on Amazon but the Polar F4 women’s pink and purple monitor is $71.77. A quick look at the Polar website shows that they offer exactly the same features, functionality and are even the same size. The only difference is the color.
Worth it? Women typically have smaller wrists and rib cages so buying a girly model might make sense if you need the smaller sizing. But in cases like this where the male and female version are the same, you really are just paying for the cute colors. Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to be cute, I just want you to know exactly what you’re getting.