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Basic HRM wanted...(7 posts)

Basic HRM wanted...John-d
Dec 28, 2001 1:58 AM
What would anyone recommend for a basic (cheap) heart rate monitor. I only need the most basic functions, but it does need to be reliable.

Any info as to what and where from would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and good fortune to you all in the new year

re: Basic HRM wanted...koala
Dec 28, 2001 5:29 AM
Polar. Try a comparison shop internet service.
re: Basic HRM wanted...McAndrus
Dec 28, 2001 6:08 AM
Take a look at a Performance Axiom HR-150. I have one and it seems pretty reliable. Not too many fancy functions either, just heart rate, average rate, and zone signals.
re: Basic HRM wanted...Elefantino
Dec 28, 2001 6:41 AM
I have a CardioSport Club, which can be had for $39.95 at various online bike shops. Extremely reliable and the batteries have lasted a long time.
Just got a Polar Target...ashleyrenfroe
Dec 28, 2001 6:42 AM
Not too many functions, but it is simple and very reliable, from what I have been told by other cyclists.

I bought it at for 59.99, and it came with free Defeet Polar Armwarmers. Cool huh???
Thanks for the information everyone..John-d
Dec 28, 2001 6:47 AM
Just been looking at the PerformanceBike site, looks like the place to go.

Great response thanks

Polar Beatchar
Dec 28, 2001 7:29 PM
I picked up one for around $35 last fall, dependable and does the job. It only has one function: displays your heart rate. No bells and whistles or programming to do. What more [less] could you want? I only look at it occasionaly now, you get a pretty good sense of where you are at. I use it mostly to keep it lower in the zones. After a while you only need to look at the display every 5-10 minutes, it is a good tool to use on extended climbs.