We're thinking of getting a HR monitor. Since we will buy two of them, we don't want expensive models and nothing too fancy. Just something to check our heart rate relative to our effort. Our heart rates recover back to normal fairly quickly after we stop riding and neither of us has any cardiac history and no significant cardiac family history (one stroke in each family). So, this is just to help us keep it in the zone as best as we can, and to see what our current progress really is. I've learned that after our longer rides (18, 24 miles) I feel good while Hubby feels a little tired and seems to need an extra day for recovery. He's more competitive with himself than I am..... I will not exceed my known limits (I know the cost).
Can anyone recommend a reliable model that just monitors HR? We don't care to upload the data to our computer or anything like that.