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Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation?

Old 08-30-04, 11:04 PM
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Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation?

I hate wearing anything on my wrist, and would rather have wireless than not. Suggestions?
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depends how much ya wanna spend & what you want it to do?. BTW, I've never seen a HRM that isn't wireless, so i'm not sure what that bit's about......more info?


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Speaking only from personal experience, I have a Polar 520 that's quite nice. Maybe a bit pricey. It can be worn around the wrist as a full-time watch, or attached to handlebars with a mount supplied in the package. Wireless connecton between chest transmitter, as well as speedo probe and cadence probe (optional extra). It needs a computer microphone to transfer data. The computer software is good for my purposes, which may vary from yours, of course.

The 720 series takes things a bit further, and has an infrared link to the computer, plus has additional functions (including elevation) and flexbility in recording exercises.
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Old 08-31-04, 07:18 AM
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There are a few threads that talk about different choices. Maybe do a search. I have a polar 725 and its nice, however it depends on what you need and how much $$ you want to spend.
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If you don't wanna spend much money, I'd recommend the Polar A3 or A5.

I have the A3 which is fine.
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I don't think they make consumer wired heart rate monitors for sports. If I were you and just looking for the basic functions so you can use the thing as a tachometer for your body, pretty much anything around $50 works. The key thing is to have zone limits and an alarm for when you go over or under.
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