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bigaac
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Decent HRM

Postby bigaac » Wed Oct 16, 2013 21:17 pm

So having used the Soft Strap Garmin and realising its pretty **** i wondered what Heart Rate Monitors people were using that are reliable and don't cost the earth?

Happy to spend £50 ish

Any wrist strap options out there worth considering?

Imposter
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby Imposter » Wed Oct 16, 2013 21:26 pm

If you are looking for a wristwatch-type HRM, then something like the Polar FT7 is worth a look. Depends what features you are after though...

bigaac
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby bigaac » Wed Oct 16, 2013 21:36 pm

yeah sorry, should have said..... needs ANT+ for connection to Garmin GPS and Trainerroad (via ANT+ usb stick)

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dw300
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby dw300 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:47 pm

The regular, cheaper Garmin one.
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby FatTed » Thu Oct 17, 2013 03:22 am

dw300 wrote:The regular, cheaper Garmin one.

+1
had mine for 3 years

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Re: Decent HRM

Postby nicholsonsimon » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:37 am

+1 for the older Garmin one. It's all plastic, and works consistently well. Had mine for years.

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Re: Decent HRM

Postby farrina » Sun Oct 20, 2013 05:06 am

bigaac wrote:So having used the Soft Strap Garmin and realising its pretty **** i wondered what Heart Rate Monitors people were using that are reliable and don't cost the earth?

Happy to spend £50 ish

Any wrist strap options out there worth considering?


http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/08/solution-to-heart-rate-dropoutsspikes.html

A relatively common problem the above worked for me and as I recall the bare strap cost circa £12

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sungod
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby sungod » Sun Oct 20, 2013 09:32 am

as above, get the old garmin, model hrm1b

here for instance...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-010-1099 ... 000UOD5QM/

mine's in it's 5th year now, cold, heat, rain, sweat, no issues at all
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Mikey23
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Re: Decent HRM

Postby Mikey23 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 20:19 pm

Took the advice and ordered one!


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