Good cyclo-computer/HRM?



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damyth

Guest
What's a good cyclo-computer and heart rate monitor? These are the
important features for me (in no particular order):

- durability & reliability, reasonable battery life (i.e. doesn't eat
batteries for breakfast)
- 2 wheel settings (for road & mountain bike)
- user-replaceable batteries (Polar doesn't seem to have
user-replaceable batteries on the heart strap)
- not too prone to interference (power lines, etc.)

Thanks!
 
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Nick Payne

Guest
Ciclosport HAC4.

"damyth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> What's a good cyclo-computer and heart rate monitor? These are the
> important features for me (in no particular order):
>
> - durability & reliability, reasonable battery life (i.e. doesn't eat
> batteries for breakfast)
> - 2 wheel settings (for road & mountain bike)
> - user-replaceable batteries (Polar doesn't seem to have
> user-replaceable batteries on the heart strap)
> - not too prone to interference (power lines, etc.)
>
> Thanks!
>
 
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Bob Anderson

Guest
On 26 Oct 2005 00:11:10 -0700, "damyth"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>What's a good cyclo-computer and heart rate monitor?


Polar has some new models that look good, feature-wise.

Garmin has the Forerunner 301, GPS and HRM. They also have some new
cycling GPS models coming soon.


---
Bob Anderson*Bitwisebob
Eugene Oregon
 
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Mike Jacoubowsky

Guest
>>Ciclosport HAC4.
>
> Which is known to:
>
>>> eat
>>> batteries for breakfast)


Not my experience; they generally last a bit over a year. Trouble is, people
forget about the battery in the receiver (the bike mount on the handlebar is
what actually houses the receiver, not the watch unit), and replace the
various other batteries, thinking they're the issue. The receiver battery is
a simple 2032.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA
"smokva" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Nick Payne" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>Ciclosport HAC4.

>
> Which is known to:
>
>>> eat
>>> batteries for breakfast)

>
> :))
>
 
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Larry Coon

Guest
smokva wrote:

> "Nick Payne" <[email protected]> wrote:
> >Ciclosport HAC4.

>
> Which is known to:
>
> >> eat
> >> batteries for breakfast)


Mine lasted nearly a year. Actually some of them probably
had some life left, but I went ahead and changed them all
at once. But that's the other problem -- it takes four
batteries (head unit, handlebar mount, wheel sensor & heart
strap).
 
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Chris M

Guest
Polar is starting to ship the "Wearlink" with more and more models. The
S720 is just starting to ship with the Wearlink (that is user
changeable and coded). The &25 and 625 have already been shipping with
Wearlinks and anyway, they are not too expensive IMO as a replacement
when you need a new battery if you buy a Polar that ships with the
older non-changeable strap.

Also, I have noticed that the newer 720 and 725 are much more error
free than older (710 and XTrainer Plus) models. The difference is not
trivial and I have lots of files that are several hours with zero
errors. Considering that I always sample at 5 seconds (the most
opportunities for errors and for catching them) I think that is pretty
amazing. The Polars are also now shipping with new gaskets (or
"O-rings") that some times need replacing to get a good water resistant
seal.