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Basic heart rate monitor

daveyroidsdaveyroids Posts: 223
edited February 2012 in Training, fitness and health
Its been a while since I have wanted a heart rate monitor. I am after something basic that I can use on my bike and wrist.

Over everything else it needs to be reliable and I would prefer a time in zone function but this is not essential.

Any suggestions?

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  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    I have an old DHB heart rate monitor lying around - I think the bike mount went missing a while back though I'm sure you could bodge one easily enough. £10 posted if you want it.
  • nhojnhoj Posts: 129
    I think ALDI or Lidl might still be selling them.
  • mustolmustol Posts: 134
    Lloyds Pharmacy (either on-line or in store) currently selling theirs for £12.99. Got one myself, does everything you need from a budget HRM, including Zone Alarm.
  • cyco2cyco2 Posts: 593
    Plenty of them online for very little. Mine cost about £10 delivered. However, it may be useful to have one that gives the average HR. I've not been able to use that function yet but , who knows.
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  • tvtv Posts: 337
    I use a Polar FT1, always done the job i need it too!

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  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    mustol wrote:
    Lloyds Pharmacy (either on-line or in store) currently selling theirs for £12.99. Got one myself, does everything you need from a budget HRM, including Zone Alarm.

    Cheers for that! I made the purchase on Friday, and did everything i wanted it to do on Sunday, absolute bargain really..
  • XommulXommul Posts: 251
    I have a polar p70, cost about 50 quid, has zones and diary etc, water resist for 50m. Works great for me.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I got the Lloyds one when they were a tenner. It works reliably as advertised, but the HR figures are tiny so I can no longer read them without my reading glasses (annoyingly the time is displayed in large characters, but you can't customise the display. No HR zone function on mine either :( )
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