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Timex HRM.....any good?(3 posts)

Timex HRM.....any good?litespeedcat
Feb 7, 2002 8:18 AM
I know it does not have a lot of bells and whistles, but how is it with interference? I had a Polar Accurex Plus that died after many years of good service. I had a lot of trouble with the Accurex and interference. Seemed like every time I rode by a sub station or a few houses in a row with DSS dishes I would get numbers in the mid 200 range. I don't need all the frills if I can get a HRM that will work without interference.
re: Timex HRM.....any good?bikedodger
Feb 7, 2002 8:56 AM
I use a Timex HRM and have had no problems at all with it. I have never noticed any problems with interference, but I don't stare at it, just glance at it occasionally. The readings alway are believable given my level of exertion at the time.

re: Timex HRM.....any good?JG
Feb 7, 2002 6:00 PM
You are right about the Timex HRM being a basic monitor. It doesn't have many of the features of the Polar and Cardiosports models, but I have found mine to be extremely reliable. It hasn't missed a beat (sorry about the pun).

I especially like the fact that the watch is first a Timex watch, with all of the usual easy-to-operate functions; and then at the push of a button, it displays HR. Very user-friendly operation.

The chest strap is very large, but comfortable and sturdy. The batteries are also user-replaceable.

If you just need a HRM that displays basic information, and a wristwatch you can wear all of the time, this is a good product.