The HR-500U monitor’s optic sensor measures blood movements flowing in and out of the capillaries and determines the heart rate on a continuous basis, which can be viewed by the users without interrupting their workout.

The monitor also determines pace, distance, and burned calories with an embedded accelerometer.

Omron Healthcare marketing and product development vice president Ranndy Kellogg said the monitor’s color LCD light alerts the patient if they are in a zone too high or too low.

"Walking 10,000 steps a day is recommended, but you can also achieve the same benefits walking 5,000 steps at a higher exercise level," Kellogg added.

"It’s a simple solution to fit your everyday lifestyle and when you connect at our Website, your health data becomes visible, helping you achieve your goals of improved fitness and overall health."