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Reliable Heart rate sensors.

As the title suggests I'm after a heart rate chest sensor that links with strava on android Bluetooth connection that's reliable. I'm not interested in Garmin as I have had nothing but grief with these. Looking at cheaper one they seem to have very mixed reveiws and poor reliability. Looking for something better than the fitbit charge 3 link I normally use. Not looking to spend stupid money either. Any suggestions, it's for biking and running.
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  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,784
    I'm currently using since Feb, replaced a Coospo H6 I'd had since '18.
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  • hpaulhpaul Posts: 102
    Wahoo tickr is about £40, hard to beat. I've found anyway
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Cheers looks like I've got options.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • emanresuemanresu Posts: 320
    I bought a heart rate sensor and strap from Decathlon for £30, after 18 months or so it's been faultless
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    edited July 2022
    I have a Lifeline branded one from Wiggle. It links to my Garmin and Tacx turbo/Zwift set up. It seems to work well enough, although occasionally needs unclipped from the chest strap for a second or two to establish initial connection, but fine after that.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 11,432
    I have a wahoo tickr too, which has been rock solid - but have also heard good things on here about the coospo ones @N0bodyOfTheGoat mentioned up the thread.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    I'm looking at the wahoo tickr as I begrudge using amazon. I looked at the lifeline ones, but lots of negative reviews so leaving well alone.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 3,023
    edited July 2022
    What sort of problems have you been having?
    I always have to use Gel and wash the strap after every ride or a thing film of salt stops it working.
    I also have a LBB which means wearing it on the side of my chest or it won't get a signal. LBB happens at higher heart rates - probably damaged my heart riding too much in the past.
    Maybe a quality optical sensor is a good idea?
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Not bothered with heartrate before but as I'm running and riding and need to keep below a threshold due to pre hypertension supposedly. BP tends to spike at times so quack suggested monitoring it. Read the reviews for various ones and seems a lot of dodgy ones out there. Have a ordered a wahoo tickr in the end so will see how that goes.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,911
    Have been using a Garmin unit for 10 years. Had to replace the belt and now using 2 cheap eBay belts that have been fine. Sometimes get artificially high readings at the start of a virtual ride, don't really notice them on IRL rides, but they settle down once my heartrate has ramped up a bit. Usually that's more a sign the battery is on the way out.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Wahoo tickr well and truly tried out. Hopefully it will last. Time will tell.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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