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Trying to decide on a heart rate monitor(8 posts)

Trying to decide on a heart rate monitorallezrider
May 15, 2002 1:50 PM
Don't have to much too spend but really want a good hrm. Have about 100 bucks. Any recomendations?
re: Trying to decide on a heart rate monitorfracisco
May 15, 2002 2:37 PM
I ordered a Polar S150 this week (birthday present). It lists for $140, and has some cycle computer functions, and is in my price 'comfort' zone. I can't wait to try it out.

A similar product in that lineup is the S120, without the cycle computer features, at $120.
re: Trying to decide on a heart rate monitorNo_sprint
May 15, 2002 3:18 PM
My vote goes to Polar. They are hard to program and figure out once you get into the 510 and up range however.
re: Trying to decide on a heart rate monitorallezrider
May 15, 2002 5:29 PM
doing further research I found the a5 from polar and the timex hrm. Anybody know anything about these hrm?
Supergo HRM computer best buy aroundcarpediem
May 15, 2002 8:01 PM
The Supergo HRM computer is absolutely the best buy out there. For about $39.00 you get a cycle computer and HRM with everything you need. It gives you a programable upper and lower limit, instantanious HR time in zone above and below. The wireless strap and computer have user replacable baterries (polar does not). It works perfectly--never looses signal except under power lines. (I've heard this is true of all HRMs) Basic cycling computer functions include time, distance, odometer, speed avg speed, max speed and clock. There are better computers, HRMs (I have a S-710 $300 on order because I'm a gcearhead) but there is no better buy. It has everything you need at an unbelievable price.
I love PolarPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 15, 2002 10:30 PM
I love Polar heart rate monitors... alweays have and always will. Even the lower end ones are well designed and getting your heart rate in an affordable package is the #1 priority.

Cheers,
Nick (happy with his S710 but also happy with his old Polar)
re: Trying to decide on a heart rate monitortimmyh
May 16, 2002 8:15 AM
I have the Timex 100-lap model which was $100. It's less expensive than most Polar models so it doesn't come with the bells and whistles (most of which I view as extraneous). The batteries are replaceable in the transmitter unit and I don't think that's the case in Polar's transmitter. I was about to buy Performance's hrm before I came across the Timex.
re: Trying to decide on a heart rate monitorallezrider
May 20, 2002 11:01 AM
well I decided on polar s-410. I found a great deal on this model and just couldnt shake the desire to be able to download my progress into my computer. Wife allowed me to spend fifty more bucks so I could get this one. Now I will just need to figure it out, but that is the fun part...

thanks for all of your input in this matter, it helped a lot