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Author:  Ryan160 [ Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Heart Rate Monitors

Hey guys,
I'm researching getting into the Heart Rate Training side of my riding and was just looking for some opinions on Heart Rate Monitors but I'm not in a position to spend $400.00+ on a monitor. I bought a cheap one online a few months ago for my gym workouts and it works for that but when i went riding with it on it didn't seem to work so well. I am looking for something to record average and max heart rate. If there are other features for getting started any input is welcome. :)

Thanks,

Ryan

Author:  Virtual Trainer [ Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

Check out the Garmin and Polar watches on the Virtual Trainer online store. Depending on your budget the Garmin Forerunner 110 and FR70 are good choices.

http://store.racerxvt.com/shop/heart-rate-monitors

Author:  Ryan160 [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

Do those include a chest strap? Or do they not require one?

Author:  Virtual Trainer [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

Chest strap included and yes, they all need one.

Author:  coachseiji [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

The very minimum function you need other than the obvious display of current heart rate is the average heart rate over the recording period so that you can have accurate data from heart rate zone tests. After that, the important function to me are average velocity or speed of the activity over the time period (so that you can tell if your work output is going up or down).

Author:  Ryan160 [ Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

So do the suggested models record the average heart rate?

Author:  Virtual Trainer [ Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Heart Rate Monitors

Yes.

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