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Old 08-31-04, 09:48 PM   #1
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Got a good HRM Suggestion?

I am looking to replace my HRM. I use a Polar (can't remember the model) that is 2 years old. Had it serviced last winter, so it should be in good shape, but, for no apparent reason, it will display amazingly high readings during an otherwise normal workout. I imagine it is either from interference or a poor connection (or my heart does really crazy bounces) but it is driving me nuts. I know I should chill, but I'm probably more Type A than I would admit. Anyway, anyone have a suggestion on a reliable, durable HRM that is not too expensive. The functions I mainly use are average, and high heart rate, and time in zone.

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Old 08-31-04, 11:21 PM   #2
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All HRMs are subject to this kind of interference from high power radios, transmitters, mobile phone towers, trams etc etc
Get used to it....coz you might spend $500 on a new HRM and have exactly the same thing happen.
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Old 08-31-04, 11:45 PM   #3
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G'day,

I have a polar 720I which cost way to much...when i commute i pass under high tension wires & the thing goes crazy.....HR, cadence, Speed, go off the map!.....you'll find that every 'wireless' unit will do the same. (but it makes me feel good to 'download' the info & see 'max speed 224kph...:0)....they can also be effected by things like loose clothing & the types of material. I have one particular jersey, (not sure what it's made of), that sends the HRM into spasms.....

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G'day,

I have a polar 720I which cost way to much...when i commute i pass under high tension wires & the thing goes crazy.....HR, cadence, Speed, go off the map!.....you'll find that every 'wireless' unit will do the same. (but it makes me feel good to 'download' the info & see 'max speed 224kph...:0)....they can also be effected by things like loose clothing & the types of material. I have one particular jersey, (not sure what it's made of), that sends the HRM into spasms.....

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They look a bit naff, but I use the Mio hrm watch. Unlike the real time watches, you have to put two fingers on it to register a reading, but I've been using one for 2 yrs now, and to be honest, it eliminates the discomfort of a chest strap and the resulting interference problems. The Mio is also very accurate. I recently had a minor heart attack and while I was rigged up to the hospital monitor I had plenty of time to check my Mio and it was within a beat or two of the hospital machine. I can trust it's reading now.
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[QUOTE=Bokkie]They look a bit naff, but I use the Mio hrm watch. Unlike the real time watches, you have to put two fingers on it to register a reading, QUOTE]

Isn't this a bit hard on a climb or in a race?
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