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The main reason you get a heart rate monitor is to check your heart rate during exercise and see that you are in your target zone. Other features help you track other aspects of your workouts and make them more fun. To improve aerobic capacity and fitness, you have to spend some workout time in your target heart rate zone. It's difficult to take your pulse while exercising so the heart rate monitor is the surest way to see you're exercising at the right intensity.