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    good ways to track trainning

    i would like to track my training. i am not a big fan of speedometers. i would however like a heart rate monitor that tells me when i drop below a certain heart rate, and all that good stuff. i would also like to know what my heart rate is like on climbs and stuff like that. any suggestions for what to get.
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    hi

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    If that's all you want to do, you have a wide variety of options. I like the polar stuff, but I use the 720i so that I can download it to my computer.
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    Oh, two more thoughts:

    1) The chest-strap sensors are better than ones that are wrist mounted.
    2) If you think you will work out around others, you might want to get a "coded" transmitter. That allows your watch to pick up your sensor and not the one of the guy next to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    i would like to track my training. i am not a big fan of speedometers. i would however like a heart rate monitor that tells me when i drop below a certain heart rate, and all that good stuff. i would also like to know what my heart rate is like on climbs and stuff like that. any suggestions for what to get.
    Not sure I understand the question. Are you looking for a heart rate monitor that allows you to download data to your computer?
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    yeah
    hi

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    Spend the bucks on a Polar S720. I bought one in '05 and have been competely happy with it. Although im wondering if there is a firmware update that lets the wrist unit show distance covered in real time. Aside from that small issue, the rest of what the unit does is a data junkies wet dream. I use an IR interface to download data into the Polar PC software. I've just signed up for Training Peaks self coaching and it lets me upload the polar *.HRM files into the daily logs. Once i get used to TP, I think my BikeJournal.com log will be history.
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