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HEART RATE MONITORS(8 posts)

HEART RATE MONITORSWild Bill
Mar 26, 2001 2:51 PM
What is the best, best value, best ease of use, most versitile.
Cheapest to service. Brand name is not important.
re: HEART RATE MONITORSDCP
Mar 26, 2001 3:38 PM
I bought a Sports Instruments Circuit 7 new on EBay for about $52. Works well and is easy to use. You can replace the batteries without a trip back to the manufacturer. I wonder whether the warranty is worth anything, but thus far haven't had to worry about that.
re: HEART RATE MONITORSdonalson
Mar 27, 2001 12:10 AM
supergo has one built into a computer, it's $39 if i rember right, i plan on getting one (think i'm getting it for easter :) lol...I wanta have a dif set up...as i'm not a weight wenie (crap i'm 260LBS and could stand to lose about 50 of it (and i am slowly now :)

but i plan to have that on my bike runnint to either the front or rear wheel, and another computer w/ cadance running to the oposite wheel...a mix of training wants (39 is cheaper than most stand alone heart rate monitors)

there was a discuscion a while ago about which wheel travels the most the front or back...i want to do a lil experment myself, see how much diferance is between the 2 on a few hundred miles :)...well see when i get both computers lol :)

mark
OT, but hang in there Donaldson...bigdave
Mar 27, 2001 4:50 AM
Hey, I was 240 at the end of last April... now, with a month of careful eating left, I am at 185, hoping to hit 180 or 178 by the *year* mark. It can be done, so hang in there... the key for me was not just riding, but really watching what I was eating. Not starving yourself, just eating better foods with slightly smaller portions.

--Dave
OT, but hang in there Donaldson...Wild Bill
Mar 27, 2001 6:54 AM
What does this have to do with heart monitors???
Read my post and you'll find out :)donalson
Mar 27, 2001 7:15 AM
and big dave, it'd donalson not donaldson...almost but missing the 2nd D :) (it was the name of the street i lived on...when i got on aol it was the only thing that wasn't taken...i've stuck w/ it for the last 6+ years (unlike AOL :)

thanks for the push for it...my wife just started working at SUBWAY so I plan to be eating a lot of the 6" sub 6gram subs, that should help a lot...i gained most of my weight when i started working fast food (started at KFC and went to chick-fil-a...man after a few fast food restraunts you start putting on the LBS lol...but the subway diet looks good to me...between that and riding, and my new non fastfood job I should be nearing the low 200's in a few months, i don't plan on ever getting out for the clydesdale range as i'm 6'4+ w/ a large build...so 210 would be very good for me (in HS i weight under 200 at the same height and looked sickly i was so thin and such)

but once agin thanks,

and i'll let you guys know how the experment goes...once it starts :)

mark aka donalson
re: HEART RATE MONITORSBill B
Mar 27, 2001 11:52 AM
Bill, I tried a nashbar recently while running this winter the Generation 5HRM. The HRM is nice and has alot of features for the price but after about a week or so it went tits up and stopped working. I think it got moisture (sweat) inside the battery compartment and toasted. I sent it back and got a replacement which I sealed the battery lid with, and has been working fine ever since. This is the only HRM I have tried so I don't have much to compare to but thought I'd give my two cents.
re: HEART RATE MONITORSRick Holeman
Apr 1, 2001 6:02 AM
Take a look at the HR300 by Performance. It has a replaceable battery and shows your MHR as a % on the screen. That way you will know where you are in relation to the Heartbest data you set up. Easy set up and easy to use. No problems with missed HB's from false signals while riding with others. All in all I would say it is one of the best deals out there today. I think they have it on sale right now too. Normal cost is around $100.