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Old 06-06-04, 01:48 PM   #1
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Is this HRM accurate?

Is taking HR from your finger accurate? Check out the link: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=10795
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Old 06-08-04, 03:01 PM   #2
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Is taking HR from your finger accurate? Check out the link: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=10795
I bought that very item.

It isn't as accurate as a chest-based HRM. You have to really concentrate and experiment on how to place your finger on the unit. I also take 3 or 4 reading to verify a consistent result. I wanted to use this item in the morning to check my resting HR, but due to the issues stated above, it doesn't work well for me in that capacity.
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Hmmm...that's stinks. That's the reason why I was going to purchase it, too.
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Velo, I'm going to guess that hardly anybody here has used it so they (we) can't say anything about it. That might be a sign. Or it might not be.
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I bought one a few yrs ago it sucks! very inaccurate.
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Is taking HR from your finger accurate? Check out the link: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=10795
For $5 more you can get this: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=18501
Comes with a chest strap, lots of neato functions and is a lot more accurate.
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