I want HRM + Cad -- Polar CS200cad or Cateye V3 or??
I think my title says it all; I currently use a Cateye Astrale 8 which shows speed and cadence, and have a separate HRM, but I'd really like to have one device that does all three, under $150. The two models that seem to fit the bill are the Polar CS200cad and the Cateye V3 (either of which I can find on sale or on ebay for ~125). I've frankly read mixed reviews of both, so I wanted to see if anyone here has used either one and can comment, and/or recommend another device.
I know that Polar has the uplink feature, but I have a Mac so I'm not sure it even works, and from what I've read it doesn't seem that handy. As a minus for the Cateye, I've read that for calorie expenditure, it doesn't ask for your weight, which would mean it's only a rough estimate. My guess based on company history is that Polar is better for the HRM features, but Cateye will be better as a speed/cadence device. Any other thoughts? Thanks for your help!!