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    Inexpensive HRM suggestions?

    My HRM requirements:
    1. Large display that can be read while cycling
    2. Displays % of max HR
    3. Either comes with handlebar mount, or the strap is on a springbar, such that I can remove the strap and use the watch with an Atomic mount (which connects to the watch via the springbars)
    4. Stopwatch/chronograph function
    5. Transmitter battery is user-replaceable
    6. I mostly ride in groups (single-file, not peleton/pack riding) - so do I need a coded transmitter?

    What I don't need:
    1. bike-specific heart rate monitor (have a wired computer with cadence)
    2. much or possibly any data storage/recording
    3. ability to download to computer
    4. calorie counter or other caloric-related functions

    Any suggestions? Seems like the Sports Instruments Fit 2 might meet the requirements (except for the coded transmitter).
    Last edited by serpico7; 01-23-07 at 08:09 PM.

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    Where's the pack? race newbie's Avatar
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    Try doing a "search the forums" and use heart rate monitor and titles- there's a ton 'o info there. Polar's website http://www.polar-usa.us/ is also very useful- do the compare feature. Definitely get a coded one. Good luck!
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    Thanks. Some of the threads on this are pretty old, so I'm looking to get some feedback on the current models.

    I contacted Sports Instruments regarding their non-coded transmitters. They said that if another rider's transmitter is more than 36" away from my monitor, there won't be any cross-talk. Any real-world experience with the SI HRMs in a paceline?

    Any sub-$50 HRMs with coded transmitters?

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    I am not sure if they are coded or not, but I have heard great things about Sigma Sport HRM's. If I did not buy my Garmin I was going to get a Sigma Sport. Fairly cheap too, you just have to figure out which one has the features you would like to have.

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