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HRM - Alternatives to Polar(4 posts)

HRM - Alternatives to PolarFr Ted Crilly
May 7, 2002 12:18 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for heart rate monitors that would be roughly equivalent to the Polar M51/52? Even though the Polar M51 has got all the features I'm after, $165 seems a lot to spend on a HRM. I'm sure there are other HRMs from different manufacturers that have similar features but for less money. I'm particularly interested in the Polar Own Index (fitness test), feature. It sounds like a good way to monitor fitness over a period of time. Do other makers of HRMs have a similar feature, and if so, what do they call it? And do these other manufactures provide handlebar mounts for their products.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Personally I love PolarPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 7, 2002 12:59 PM
I've always ridden with Polar heart rate monitors. Now I've just upgraded to the S710 and its a great heart rate monitor with speed, altitude, cadence and power. Polar has always been on the leading edge of heart rate monitor design so I'll always stick with them.

My 2 cents,
re: HRM - Alternatives to Polarbm
May 8, 2002 2:54 AM
sorry, just bought the m51 from someone here through classifieds. $165 polar for only $75. maybe you can find another used deal for an expensive monitor with features you like.

good luck
nike triax hrmskibert
May 8, 2002 8:58 AM
its around $100 and I love it. I have used it for about 100 hours and have had no problems with it at all. I have found that it has a lot less errors also. My old polar would jump to 275 for a few seconds all the time, which sucked because I never knew my max hr and my average was all messed up. The nike has yet to do this, and it looks good enough to wear when you are not working out.