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HRM Questions(4 posts)

HRM QuestionsNPA
Dec 4, 2002 10:51 AM
I'm looking to purchase my first hrm for christmas and have a few questions. What features do i really need to do basic workouts? I'm not a racer or anything,so i won't need to download to a PC. How many timers do you normally use? it seems some have 1,some have 2 or 3. Is there any advantage/disadvantage to having cyclocomputer functions in the hrm?
I'm looking at something fairly basic, like a Polar protrainer xt cycle,s120 or s150. opinions on any of these models would be appreciated. thanks
This is what I did...joekm
Dec 4, 2002 11:08 AM
When I recently got back into cycling, I was looking to be "cost effective". I also needed a cycle computer (never used on before BTW) so I settled on the Vetta HR100 with the optional cadence meter. As long as you don't go wireless (other than the HR transmitter of course ;) ), the whole thing cost about the same as a basic HRM watch. So far, I've been pretty happy with it.

Hope this helps.
re: HRM Questionslitespeedcat
Dec 4, 2002 12:05 PM
I have used several different models from Polar and just bought a new ciclosport CP-29 for $149 and it has digital transmission and a lot of features, not to mention a 3 year warranty and all the batteries are user replaceable and do not void the warranty unlike polar. The nice thing about it is that all the info is stored in the chest strap and if you experiece any unlikely interference or cross talk once that has passed it will send the watch the corrected info. IT is made in germany so the booklet is a little funky in the translation. I would buy a basic cycling computer. and keep the HRM seperate.
re: HRM QuestionsChainstay
Dec 4, 2002 6:05 PM
I had problems with the HR pickup on the Cateye combined unit I had. Even though I like the idea of one electronic gizmo over two I have since bought a low priced Polar unit. It's OK except I don't really have a proper mount on my bars and it looks stupid. I don't think I need any features on the HRM. I just want to know my instantaneous HR