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IYO - What's the best Heart Rate Monitor Deal Out There?(5 posts)

IYO - What's the best Heart Rate Monitor Deal Out There?jose_Tex_mex
Oct 24, 2003 4:26 AM
I need to purchase an HRM for a friend and would appreciate your feedback. What do you think is the best HRM out there - the most for your $.
Thanks
The "deal" is subjective.jjdbike
Oct 24, 2003 6:34 AM
Polar may not be the cheapest, but their warente & customer service is excellent. Their are a few models cheaper, but I have had bad experiences w/ many of those. Another thing to consider is where it will be used. If this is for an outdoor athlete, or one who like to exercise on mechanical cardio machines, the analog models such as Polar are vulnerable to interfearance. I love my polar but on most of the roads I ride on it goes blank or jumps upto 239 on a regular basis due to high voltage wire interfearance. The digital models, e.g., Timex, although more expensive for less feathures, claim to be less affected by this.
JD
Timex BodylinkAFred
Oct 24, 2003 7:07 AM
I just started using the Bodylink system with both HRM and speed/distance recorder. I paid $250 for the whole deal. The GPS unit is a bit clunky, about the size of a pack of cards, but it's light. It also allows you to download your workouts to a PC. It's particularly good for multi-sport use. You can also replace the battery in the HRM strap.
For cycling- Polar S510. nmMXL02
Oct 24, 2003 7:29 AM
dBase works well . . .Look381i
Oct 25, 2003 3:04 AM
and does't have to cost much. I got the second from the bottom of their line and am very happy with it. It's just basic info and limit alarms. I think I got it on sale for $30 or $40 bucks.