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Old 03-02-09, 10:56 PM   #1
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Another HRM thread - upgrade later?

I borrowed a simple HRM for yesterday's ride and found it nice to be able to monitor the pulse with my perceived exertion. So now I'm looking. While the search function turns up tons of threads, I am struggling with finding recent discussions on some things.

The biggest questions I have is "Have you upgraded since getting your basic one?" And "If so, what did you do with the older one?"

I am looking at the basic Polar FS1 vs the F11. I am not sure I need zone programing (nice, yes; a must-have, ???) as I am not racing. And honestly, have not defined major goals except to hit a sub-6 century with good climbing. Would be nice to download data to the computer for future reference, but I am not tracking my rides now (in a logbook).

I'm also looking at the Timex HRM, if that makes any difference.

So, did you get a basic HRM to start with and upgrade later? Or wait to afford a higher level one?

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I started with a basic Polar. Upgraded a few years later to a Forerunner 305 because I wanted the extra information.
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Uased the Polar F4 for a year plus, then switched over to the Garmin Edge 305. Mainly because I wanted to know how much time at different HR's rather than just an average, but all the other functions are great, too.

Used to use the F4 for monitoring HR during yardwork, hiking, etc. Now I use the Garmin for that, too. My plan is to give it to a friend in need.
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