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Old 11-16-08, 09:20 AM   #1
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HRM/cyclometer that records time in multi zones?

I'm looking at getting a cyclometer (upgrade to get cadence and HR) or HRM, but I'm having trouble finding or determining if the models record time spent in each zone on a given ride. Friel's example daily log in his book shows recording minutes spent in each zone, but so far the cyclometers I've looked at (Cateye v3 and Polar cs200cad) seem to only record time for a single zone.

Anyone using one that records time spent in each zone? Preferably 4-5 zones. If it can be done on the meter without uploading to computer that would be best, really don't want to spend the time doing that, plus I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) and not Windows.

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Garmin Edge 305 will break down time spent in each zone......

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I've been trying to find a HRM that isn't a royal pain that will do that.
One to look at is the Suunto T6. Tons of features, complicated, not sure about
the software. Polar makes a couple cycling oriented HRMs, lots of features, complicated, software. You may wind up doing a dual boot, so you can use the software. There may be a way, but I have never played with Linux.

I like those Garmins, but I mostly use a HRM in the winter and off the bike.
I think I'd feel a bit silly using a Garmin on a trainer.

If you want a cheap way out... I have a SI Fit 3 and like it. It beeps if you go out of zone, above or below. You can guesstimate your time in zone easily.
They also have the Fit 7, which may be even better, but I haven't used it.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4115

The Fit HRMs, are NOS, they've been sitting around for years, and will need batteries either right off or not long after you buy it. I found it easy to use and
sufficiently versatile that I didn't mind.
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Blackburn Neuro 5.0 and 6.0 tracks time in each of five zones. No computer interface, just read the numbers off the display. I had the older Delphi before upgrading to the Neuro earlier this year. I've been very pleased with them both.

Caveat: If you also order the kit for a second bike, (About $45) it includes only the speed/cadence sensor/transmitter. The main unit ships with two mounts. Keep the second one just in case.
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Garmin Edge 305 will break down time spent in each zone......

That's pretty cool! I'd love to get a 305 soon. The 705 is overkill. I don't have a powermeter and I don't get lost that much.
What software is that? The one that came with the 305? I'll probably get the 305 and the sportstrak software but that HR software is pretty cool.
Thinking of getting the 305 Forerunner for my wife too so she can monitor the HR zones as well when she runs.
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Polar 720 tracks multiple zones as well, and can be worn as a watch or mounted on the bike. Wireless speed and cadence.
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Thanks! The Blackburn Neuro looks just like what I was looking for and the price is very reasonable too. I couldn't tell about their features for sure as their web doesn't have the manual on-line like some of the other mfgrs.
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