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Heart rate monitor.

I am looking to buy a decent heart rate monitor, at about £100.

Anybody recommend one in this price bracket ?


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    BoycieBoycie Posts: 189
    Check out www.heartratemonitor.co.uk there is lots of choice on there and the prices take some beating. Personally I would look at Polar or Suunto HRM's, but there are others brands out there too. Have a good look at which features you would use and go from there.

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    I am using a Polar F11 at the moment, I bought it for £100 from www.improveyourbody.co.uk, they have a lot more Heart Rate Monitors available and I was really impressed by their service.
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    HarryDHarryD Posts: 425
    As a minimum make sure you get one with a wrist unit that is waterproof to 50m and a waterproof chest strap. There should also be signal coding so that your wrist unit doesn't pick up other peoples signals.

    I've only ever user Polar & have found them well made and reliable

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    BARNYBARNY Posts: 157
    You coudl get a Garmin forerunner 305 which has GPS and heart rate monitoring for £136 from amazon.... If you have big wrists that is.
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    BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    Can you / should you / do you swim with these things on?

    Just wondering.
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    apnoeaapnoea Posts: 16
    i have a polar f11 and use it for swim training. i think the advice for the forerunner is not to submerge it.

    btw i think 100pounds is prob quite expensive for the f11. got mine new on ebay for 65 a year ago!
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    billigabilliga Posts: 3
    The Polar F6 and the Polar F11 are both great heart rate monitors under £100. The Polar F11 has some advanced features over the F6 such as Fitness Test (to measure your aerobic fitness) and Keeps U Fit (to help you plan your training sessions). The Polar F6 is probably adequate for many people though.
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    I have a Polar RS200 got it from Amazon for about £70, you can also get a foot pod for it so it can measure distance, speed etc. You can also upload the data to Polar website.

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    Jelly legsJelly legs Posts: 278
    Matei bought a polar f11 for £43 quid from my local lesuire centre, i'm sure they have some left

    I use it for swimming , cycling and running.

    Its very good, wont give you cadence on the bike but it does help with everything else.

    If you want the number just ask.
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    starcherstarcher Posts: 126
    Hey Jelly where is your leisure centre ive been on the hunt for a polar F11 for a reasonable price for ages.

    £ 43 is sooooooo cheap

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    Jelly legsJelly legs Posts: 278
    Its in dorset

    (01308) 427464

    I'm sure they would post it out, if not give me a shout and we can sort something i am sure.
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    diddsdidds Posts: 655
    blimey jelly... that's about half price!!!

    I live in wiltshire so could easily pop over probably... which leisure centre is it?



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    I've got a Polar S725 for sale.

    About a year old, with cadence/ speed & IR connector for PC software.

    Looking for £100

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