Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Tak Win » Thu, 06 Nov 2003 04:34:34


Hi,
I'm finding polar products for my team and I found that there're so many
models available.
Any polar models suitable for rowing training?
 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Anna Mahlam? » Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:33:11

Hi!

I would think practically all models are suitable for any training one
does!

The very basic cheap model will suffice if the only thing you want to
do is to keep in check the level of effort you're exerting during
training, so that someone has determined the HR bounds that you're
supposed to work within. For a rower calorie count and other such
features are perhaps quite unnecessary, but these are typically
available in if not all then almost all models nowadays. I myself
recently purchased the S810i (top of the range) for the software that
comes with it is handy. It makes it easier to for example determine
the effort typical of a "hard" week and then make sure a "light" week
really is one.

I might recommend a model such as M62 if you/your squad are interested
in following the improvements in your fitness levels without having to
take regular ergo tests... Some models like the one mentioned above
have a feature called Polar fitness test, which predicts your fitness
level based on heart rate variability at rest, and your gender,
weight, height and age. This naturally provides only an index against
which you can measure your own improvement over time.

the Polar homepage at http://www.polar.fi might be worth checking out.

Best regards
Anna Mahlam?ki
Finland

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Tak Win » Fri, 07 Nov 2003 03:49:34

How about Timex?
Any one tried it?



Quote:
> Hi!

> I would think practically all models are suitable for any training one
> does!

> The very basic cheap model will suffice if the only thing you want to
> do is to keep in check the level of effort you're exerting during
> training, so that someone has determined the HR bounds that you're
> supposed to work within. For a rower calorie count and other such
> features are perhaps quite unnecessary, but these are typically
> available in if not all then almost all models nowadays. I myself
> recently purchased the S810i (top of the range) for the software that
> comes with it is handy. It makes it easier to for example determine
> the effort typical of a "hard" week and then make sure a "light" week
> really is one.

> I might recommend a model such as M62 if you/your squad are interested
> in following the improvements in your fitness levels without having to
> take regular ergo tests... Some models like the one mentioned above
> have a feature called Polar fitness test, which predicts your fitness
> level based on heart rate variability at rest, and your gender,
> weight, height and age. This naturally provides only an index against
> which you can measure your own improvement over time.

> the Polar homepage at http://www.polar.fi might be worth checking out.

> Best regards
> Anna Mahlam?ki
> Finland


 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by hbak.. » Sat, 08 Nov 2003 04:23:49

I have the s710i (now called s720i), which also works for
cross training on a bicycle.  Can download heart rates
for entire workouts to PC for analysis.

The Concept2 also has heart rate monitors that can
attach, and you can also use the Concept2 software
to save heart rate data.  However, a portable wrist
monitor is a lot more convenient.



Quote:
>Hi,
>I'm finding polar products for my team and I found that there're so many
>models available.
>Any polar models suitable for rowing training?

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Jim Dwye » Sat, 08 Nov 2003 08:05:53

I have the S720i and it is excellent for rowing and biking.

Jim


Quote:
> I have the s710i (now called s720i), which also works for
> cross training on a bicycle.  Can download heart rates
> for entire workouts to PC for analysis.

> The Concept2 also has heart rate monitors that can
> attach, and you can also use the Concept2 software
> to save heart rate data.  However, a portable wrist
> monitor is a lot more convenient.



> >Hi,
> >I'm finding polar products for my team and I found that there're so many
> >models available.
> >Any polar models suitable for rowing training?

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Andre » Mon, 10 Nov 2003 02:09:32

The only thing that I can tell you (and that you surely know) is that you
should not buy the Polar "A"  models because they dont have a coded belt so
all the heart rates can get mixed up (if you have two rowers who are at
170bbm, each polar could show 340bbm (it adds all the beats together))


Quote:
> Hi,
> I'm finding polar products for my team and I found that there're so many
> models available.
> Any polar models suitable for rowing training?

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Neil Wallac » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:08:22


Quote:
> The only thing that I can tell you (and that you surely know) is that you
> should not buy the Polar "A"  models because they dont have a coded belt
so
> all the heart rates can get mixed up (if you have two rowers who are at
> 170bbm, each polar could show 340bbm (it adds all the beats together))

you old romantic - ##"2 hearts beating as one..."##

and I know you were just giving an example, but I doubt very much any HR
monitor worth its salt would display a figure of 340. These things have
error correction you know.

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by Andre » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 07:00:37

okay, it perhaps wouldn't show 340 but something like "error" or else, the
thing I am sure is that it can receive from several belts at the time,
because I tested it.


Quote:



> > The only thing that I can tell you (and that you surely know) is that
you
> > should not buy the Polar "A"  models because they dont have a coded belt
> so
> > all the heart rates can get mixed up (if you have two rowers who are at
> > 170bbm, each polar could show 340bbm (it adds all the beats together))

> you old romantic - ##"2 hearts beating as one..."##

> and I know you were just giving an example, but I doubt very much any HR
> monitor worth its salt would display a figure of 340. These things have
> error correction you know.

 
 
 

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Post by doug » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 06:32:41

They can and do exactly that. My first HRM was bought with my C2 ergometer.
I really really like having it display on the screen in front of me. But
when our team is erging together, on a long row of them bumping elbows, if
the guy next to me has a strap on, I'll get a double rate reading on my
screen. Usually solved by moving over one place. And no serious concern
about misinterpreting it. If I just sat down and am getting 130, or get to
work and it reads 300+, it's pretty obvious what's going on.

Doug


Quote:
> okay, it perhaps wouldn't show 340 but something like "error" or else, the
> thing I am sure is that it can receive from several belts at the time,
> because I tested it.





> > > The only thing that I can tell you (and that you surely know) is that
> you
> > > should not buy the Polar "A"  models because they dont have a coded
belt
> > so
> > > all the heart rates can get mixed up (if you have two rowers who are
at
> > > 170bbm, each polar could show 340bbm (it adds all the beats together))

> > you old romantic - ##"2 hearts beating as one..."##

> > and I know you were just giving an example, but I doubt very much any HR
> > monitor worth its salt would display a figure of 340. These things have
> > error correction you know.