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    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
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    Polar A1 vs Sigma Sport 1300

    Ok I have noticed that HRMs are actually affordable these days! I have found the above 2 monitors for 120-140 NZD. I have the following on the Sigma from their site:
    The PC 1300 features

    Pulse

    Clock

    Stopwatch

    Date

    Alarm clock

    Adjust heart rate upper/ lower limits

    Audio alarm for out-of-zone
    heart rates
    Training times in and outside
    the limits
    Maximum heart rate

    Average heart rate

    Calorie accumulation

    Recovery time operation

    Fat grams burned

    Can anyone dig up what functions the Polar A1 HRM has? their site doesn't have alot. (Polar USA)

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    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
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    http://www.polar.fi/polar/channels/e...lfeatures.html wow ok which is standard and which is optional extras?

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    I'd go with the sigma. The polar doesn't seem to offer much for the money. The A1 is pretty much bottom of the line.

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    each red dot in the table is the listed feature. This A1 does not have many features. Basic watch that gives HR, av HR and total exercise time.

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    I have the Sigma Sport PC1300. I paid about $30USD for it from Performance Bike. It seems to work great, but I have nothing to compare it to, so I can't say for sure. I have only used it a few times, but I have not had unrealistic readings yet, it is easy and intuitive to use, and it is not uncomfortable. I did a lot of looking before I bought it and could not find another HRM for a similar price with as many features.

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    $30USD!!! damn thats cheap....going for $139NZD here......
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZLcyclist
    $30USD!!! damn thats cheap....going for $139NZD here......
    Damn thats expensive. Looked up the conversion and $139NZD=~$89USD.

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    yeah exactly.....about 3x what you guys are paying......
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    I got the A3 for a birthday present last month. It was USD$80. For the same value, I exchanged it for a Sigma PC1300, a Cateye Astrale and a Performance jersey. I found the receiver of the PC1300 to be bulkier than the A3, but it had more functions. Go with the PC1300.
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    Does anybody know if you can swim with the sigma? It says "water resistent", however that is very vague.

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