Heart Rate Monitor

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Vigilies, 11 Jul 2007.

  1. Vigilies

    Vigilies Veteran

    I'm just getting back on the bike after a heart attack and I would like to know if anyone can recommend a waterproof or water resistant heart rate monitor?
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
    Polar S720i
    cheaper than the 725 with the same functions.
    fantastic bit of kit
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Er, I think they are all water proof as standard. How long ago was your heart attack? Don't want to be patronising but I assume that you have been given the all clear from your doc?
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    After a mild Heart Attack and cardio rehab, I use a Polar F6 which is fine on bike, running and the pool (and counts cals).
    I think any of the big makes are good, Polar, Sigma et al, it's just a case of choosing what functions you want.
    I find, the alarm important if you are BPM limited and also the "coded" function which prevents picking-up signals from other HRM's. Other than that, just go with what looks good and displays what info you want!
    Files and Data transfer stuff is all beyond me!
  5. Licramite

    Licramite Über Member

    yea I have a heart problem and I used a heart rate monitor Polar S21 or similar for a bit, it was very good and helped me train myself to self monitor my heart stress.
    I would recommend one
  6. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Active Member

    Whilst not suitable for swimming, but suitable for cycling and running. I have a kalenji cw300 coded from decthlon for 30 quid. I've used it a lot, even with sweat pouring off me and it hasn't skipped a beat (excuse the pun). Great value and seems to do stuff similar to a far more expensive polar hrm at a fraction of the price. That said, I havnt had a heart attack so you may feel better forking out more money for a well known brand. (for reference the readings on this seem to be spot on, compared it with a pulse oximeter heart rate reading, hrms on the gym equipment and also the old fashioned method and it's agreed with them all)
  7. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Northern Ireland
    Very good of you to revive a 5yr old thread to tell us this.
  8. Lard Armstrong

    Lard Armstrong Senior Member

    Milton Keynes
    I have a polar too, Highly recommended.

    One question though : the watch is waterproof, but I have always presumed that the strap/transmitter would not work properly in water, am I wrong ?
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