> > Hey all,
> > I have been using a Sigma Sport HRM for about 3 months now and I
> > definately see how tracking one's heart rate is useful.
> > I like that I can change the battery in the chest strap, but really I
> > don't like the interface on the watch. Changing between modes is
> > clumsy and not intuitive at all.
> > I thought the polar looks like it has a better interface, but the
> > thought of sending it back to the factory every so often to change the
> > battery doesn't appeal to me much.
> > So I was wondering what the lists favorite and least favorite HRM
> > monitors were and why.
> > roger
> I have an s510 and I don't care for it as a watch/timer. In MHO the
> ideal watch would be an old-school timex ironman with HR functions
> button replacing the indie-glow button.
> I like to be able to cycle through my split times - this is very
> cumbersome on the Polar. The split screen is nice, but it doesn't
> remember your last setup - so every time you prepare to time something
> you have setup the display the way you like it. Very frustrating if
> you're doing a ladder type workout.
I concur. I have tried the Nike triax c10 (mediocre at best), Polar
s720i (great HRM, but HUGE watch and I didn't use the bike stuff. I
now use the current Timex Ironman Bodylink speed + distance + HRM and
it is my current favoritie. The Polar seems to be slightly more
sensitive and accurate (likely more sampling data), but the Timex is
the best overall package.