HRM favorites and least favorites

HRM favorites and least favorites

Post by Roger Cortes » Sat, 15 May 2004 10:09:25


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

 
 
 

HRM favorites and least favorites

Post by ChronoFis » Sat, 15 May 2004 23:51:47


Quote:
> 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.

-CF

 
 
 

HRM favorites and least favorites

Post by rroo » Sun, 16 May 2004 10:38:45



  > rcortesicom...
  > > 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.
  > -CF

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.

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