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Old 08-30-10, 02:09 PM   #1
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Suitable Strapless HR Monitor?

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Which one would anyone recommend?

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Old 08-30-10, 02:35 PM   #2
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Strapless?
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Old 08-30-10, 03:10 PM   #3
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Strapless?
Apparently there are such - just lookup in google images. However couldn't find those suitable for cycling...
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Apparently there are such - just lookup in google images. However couldn't find those suitable for cycling...
If it doesn't have a strap, it's not really going to work continuously. I've seen one you have to put your finger on.
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I think most of those watches require you to use touch the watch with two fingers of one hand. Not very useful for cycling.
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Yup my wife bought one, thought it worked like mine, it doesn't. It's not continuous hr monitor. You have to hold your finger on it to get a reading. Not very accurate either.

BTW I don't even realise I am wearing my strap.
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Ok, so which one with a strap would you recommend - there seems to be plenty in the market...
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what are you using it for? just heart rate monitoring? do you want to use it as a cycle computer? do you crosstrain? your budget?
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Cycling and running / calories would be good as well / nope / nope / nothing through the roof (that eliminates FT80
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If you aren't budget limited, I advice getting something that you can download the data to your computer, that records your HR continuously. The higher end Polars and most Garmins come to mind.
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check out jomashop.com the prices are great there, i have bought from them before. if you get a polar, get one with the wearlink so you can replace the batteries, like UMD said, i would look into the higher end ones. once you start using a cheap one, you will wish you had more features.
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I use the Polar RS400 and really like it. It says it is mostly used by runners but I use it cycling and spinnng.
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Timex T5G971 from Amazon $50.
This has been my intro to training. Works great. The biggest drawback is I cant save my ride data. At the most basic level for usefulness a computer with cadence and this hrm will do. My setup cost under $100 total.


Eventually I will have nice Garmin 500 to tell me how much I suck.
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