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    Suitable Strapless HR Monitor?

    Hi all,

    Which one would anyone recommend?

    Thanks,

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    Strapless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayvo86 View Post
    Strapless?
    Apparently there are such - just lookup in google images. However couldn't find those suitable for cycling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmorgan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pmorgan View Post
    Cycling and running / calories would be good as well / nope / nope / nothing through the roof (that eliminates FT80
    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.
    All I'm saying is ... large pigs can run faster than you think.

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