Cardiosport HRM

Cardiosport HRM

Post by Dian » Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:13:17


I am asking for a HRM for Christmas.  :)  We have a Polar one that came
with our Precor treadmill, but a year after the strap stretched out, the
plastic on the strap broke so it's fairly unuseable now. I'd like
something I can use while not on the treadmill. (working with the
treadmill and other precors at the gym is a bonus, I'm not a huge watch
person)

I understand the Polar monitors don't have replaceable batteries. I was
searching various websites and came across the Cardiosport Nashbar at http://www.heartmonitors.com

Problem is, that seems to be the only place I see that. I googled usenet
for other references and didn't see anything other than the Bike Nashbar
brand. Even Cardiosports web site doesn't mention the Nashbar.

However, they do have a HeartSafe TZ which seems to be identical in
features. Again, not much in usenet about this model (that's current, a
few things from the late 90's)

Is this a one-off piece that heartmonitors.com sells or is it really a
piece Cardiosport sells/sold?

Any other suggestions in from $75 - $125? This will be for walking, step
class, weight lifting and as much running as my body can handle.

TIA,

Diane

 
 
 

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Post by Paul A. Josep » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 02:08:11

Sorry you had a bad experience with Polar. I have been a Polar user for over
10 years, and have had excellent luck with the units. I now have an S610
which allows you to download your heart rate during a work out to a
computer.

Even though the transmitter battery is not replaceable, the battery life is
over 2,500 hours with should last most people a number of years. In the
price range you are interest in I would recommend the A5 or the M22.

Paul

 
 
 

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Post by Dian » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 11:44:48



Quote:
> Sorry you had a bad experience with Polar. I have been a Polar user for over
> 10 years, and have had excellent luck with the units. I now have an S610
> which allows you to download your heart rate during a work out to a
> computer.

> Even though the transmitter battery is not replaceable, the battery life is
> over 2,500 hours with should last most people a number of years. In the
> price range you are interest in I would recommend the A5 or the M22.

> Paul

Hi Paul,

From reading the newsgroups, it seems like I'm not the only person with
that issue! I have no problem looking at their products, I just fear a
repeat.....  Thanks for your input!

Diane

 
 
 

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Post by Bil » Sat, 30 Nov 2002 07:15:32

Diane:

Check rec.bicycling as well, since more of them have bought from
Nashbar.

Have a bunch of nonfunctional Polars that lasted many years.  Elastics
went, batteries went, batteries in both the strap and the receiver.

Prices have dropped since "once upon a time".

Would think that Cardiosport had worked out the kinks, since they have
been around for years.

 
 
 

Cardiosport HRM

Post by Dian » Sun, 01 Dec 2002 04:40:56

Hi Bill,

I posted to rec.bicycles.misc as rec.bicycles only has a handful of
posts. Not a peep from anyone!

I had a chance to see some Cardiosports in a local equipment shop and
liked the watches. The Rebook watches were *huge* in comparison.

Thanks for your feedback!

Diane


Quote:

> Diane:

> Check rec.bicycling as well, since more of them have bought from
> Nashbar.

> Have a bunch of nonfunctional Polars that lasted many years.  Elastics
> went, batteries went, batteries in both the strap and the receiver.

> Prices have dropped since "once upon a time".

> Would think that Cardiosport had worked out the kinks, since they have
> been around for years.

 
 
 

Cardiosport HRM

Post by Bil » Tue, 03 Dec 2002 02:05:39

Diane:

Try rec.bicycles.tech and search in this group for Cardiosport.  I got
pages and pages of threads comparing Polar and Cardiosport.

Quote:

> Hi Bill,

> I posted to rec.bicycles.misc as rec.bicycles only has a handful of
> posts. Not a peep from anyone!

> I had a chance to see some Cardiosports in a local equipment shop and
> liked the watches. The Rebook watches were *huge* in comparison.

> Thanks for your feedback!

> Diane



> > Diane:

> > Check rec.bicycling as well, since more of them have bought from
> > Nashbar.

> > Have a bunch of nonfunctional Polars that lasted many years.  Elastics
> > went, batteries went, batteries in both the strap and the receiver.

> > Prices have dropped since "once upon a time".

> > Would think that Cardiosport had worked out the kinks, since they have
> > been around for years.