Heart Rate Monitor
- 02-23-2008, 09:20 PM
- 02-23-2008, 09:23 PM
I want to get one also. I haven't looked into a particular model yet though. I just want something cheap that does the job.(like CHAD)
- 02-24-2008, 11:19 AM
The Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor is currently $34 on Amazon with free shipping and no taxes...seems like a good deal.
Anyone own this model who can provide some feedback?
02-24-2008, 12:44 PM
02-24-2008, 02:43 PM
Guess if nothing else, helps to really keep you dialed into a specific HR range. I have been using the feature on the cardio equipment that has it at my gym, but not all of the equipment has it and above all, not really sure on the accuracy.
Once it gets a little warmer, I am going to start cardio outdoors so it would definitely be helpful then.
02-25-2008, 08:37 PM
02-26-2008, 12:58 PM
I do, I always stay within 70% to 77% of my heart rate zone. This is an amazing tool to train smarter. Any HRM will work I used to sell them when I sold Fitness Equipment. The hand sensors build into the cardio machines at the gyms are a pulse rate and are inaccurate. The ones with HRC built in are 99% accurate and you can compare and contrast with your watch. (Trust on your watch being accurate)
Plan on the chest strap battery to last a little over 1 year and the watch battery to last 1-2 years.
In the end, I didn't like any extras and I just liked the least expensive model that just told my heart rate. My true treadmill and recumbent bike has it built in all i had to do is wear the HR strap. Hope this helps.
02-26-2008, 01:00 PM
Polar Monitors are really solid. Bought one off of ebay after researching them (like you I needed it for outdoor cardio) and it is very accurate.
02-26-2008, 08:41 PM
02-26-2008, 08:52 PM
02-26-2008, 08:55 PM
I went with the Polar because it was reasonably priced on ebay (yes it was more than others, but from what I read it is very high quality.) I try to buy high quality over cheaper ones as it will be used a lot and I don't want the possibility of it flaking out on me (especially when buying on Ebay.) It has been great and I couldn't be more satisfied with it.
I'm not saying not to trust the cheaper ones I just didn't want to risk it.
02-27-2008, 11:27 AM
02-27-2008, 11:04 PM
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