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Recommend me a heart rate monitor

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RoastieToastieReastie Thu 17-Nov-16 12:44:58

Please! I'm so confused and befuddled with choice.

All I need it to do is have a strap that goes around your chest (I've had the wrist measuring ones and they aren't as accurate) and have some kind of app that it logs the info onto and can give me nice charts of average heart rate etc etc (I like stats!). I don't need gps or anything else fancy.

There must be something out there that fulfills this!

yeOldeTrout Fri 18-Nov-16 08:16:18

polar is good, quality. How could it automatically log your distance without GPS?
Do you have the budget, M400?
2nd hand Garmin forerunner, too, does all that (will talk to Strava).

yeOldeTrout Fri 18-Nov-16 08:23:12

ah... wait, I'm thick. You just want HR but not mapped to terrain or distance?
It looks like the Polar Loop2 can work with or without a strap, has an app for downloads, too. Buying strap separately so may not work out cheaper than M400.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 18-Nov-16 08:27:36

I use a Bluetooth HRM (Polar I think) linked to the free Adidas Train and Run app (which does have GPS etc). If you actively dont want GPS then have a look in app store for heart rate monitor - there are loads that will just pick up the heart rate data.

ivykaty44 Sat 19-Nov-16 18:11:17

Polar HRM are good and mine lasted 9 years before strap broke and chest strap packed in.

Haven't replaced it yet

RoastieToastieReastie Sat 19-Nov-16 18:51:55

Thank you. I have a polar but it's an ancient on that doesn't sync with anything but I'm otherwise happy with it.

I look online at Amazon and the negative reviews on the m400 are putting me off a bit and I can't find the hrm in existence any more to buy.

MrsMook Sat 19-Nov-16 22:18:34

I love my M400. Its my regular watch. The app is straightforward and links to Strava. The battery life and GPS are good.

It's a bit imposing on my very small wrists, but most sports watches with that level of function would be!

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