|reliable altimetry on Ciclosport HAC4? Also: deals on Powerbars?||BergMann|
Aug 10, 2003 2:49 PM
|Anyone have any experience with the Ciclosport HAC4 heart rate monitor? Aside from the cyclocomputer functions, I'm really most interested in its altimetry features, which is why I think I'm going to chose it over the Polar 710/720's more primitive present/max altimeter feature. As for the HRM functions, sure they'll be nice, but I don't compete anymore, so I won't be doing much but checking current HR from time to time.
Before I drop the coin on the product, however, I thought I'd put this choice up to peer review. Anything I should know about the Ciclosport before I buy? (I found a couple posts in past threads on power-meter inconsistencies on the HAC4, but that's not an issue for me...)
EQUALLY IMPORTANT: anyone know where the best deals on the HAC4 are?
While we're at it, I'm also looking for a couple boxes of Powerbar Harvest bars for less than the $1.30/ea. they charge in my local supermarket.
|re: reliable altimetry on Ciclosport HAC4? Also: deals on Powerbars?||torquecal|
Aug 10, 2003 3:17 PM
|The HAC4 Altimeter is pretty awesome. Since I work in a calibration lab I was able to put mine in an altitude chamber and compare it to a 0.003 inHG absolute pressure standard. The HAC4 has a resolution of 10 feet and from a range of -300 feet up to 12,000 feet every point I checked was well within it's resolution.|
|Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!||BergMann|
Aug 10, 2003 7:51 PM
|Now that's what I call an informed opinion!
That seals the deal for me.
|re: reliable altimetry on Ciclosport HAC4? Also: deals on Powerbars?||tarwheel|
Aug 11, 2003 4:20 AM
|A friend of mine has one and seems pretty pleased with it. The altimeter functions seems pretty accurate, based on my experiences riding with him. We rode a metric century last weekend that supposed had about 6,200 feet of climbing and his altimeter said 6150.|
|Love my HAC4, but for you, I wouldn't recommend it...||noveread|
Aug 11, 2003 7:02 AM
|I won't add anything on athe altimeter functions, but I will point out that if you don't care for the HRM or power functions, why not save some coin and get the ciclosport computer that is just a basic cycle-computer plus the altimeter functions? The CM 434 or 436? Save a bunch of $$$...
The Empty Wrapper
|Thanks for the advice, but I want a sportswatch!||BergMann|
Aug 11, 2003 1:41 PM
|I'm also a skier, climber, hiker, snowshoer, runner, etc. and I want an altimeter/hrm that isn't tethered to my bike. I know the HAC4 is a pricey unit, but the bike is only part of the picture for me.|| |