is there a HRM in existence that's reliable, and relatively cheap?
i already have computers on both my road & mtn bikes that work great (vetta rt255 and cateye strada wireless, respectively), so its not really necessary that i buy a HRM/computer combination...though for a good price i wouldn't be against replacing one of them.
i've been scanning my local craigslist for them....i'll see a various one listed as "new in box (name brand) heart rate monitor" - i'll type the model number into google to find reviews, and they're all upset people. "lost signal 10 times during ride, the company replaced it and i have exactly the same problem"...."battery died after ___ number of rides, can't replace it myself"..."gets interference from everything....even cars passing"...."doesn't have (important feature) that i need" yatta yatta yatta
i'll cross that one off the list.
okay, maybe i get a garmin 305. but then i think of my bank account and how i shouldn't really drop $250 right now.
okay, maybe i'll check what pricepoint has. don't want to get the cheapest one on the list, cause you know that'll be ****. maybe a cateye v3, since i've had a good experience with my current wireless one. check ebay....can get it for $120 shipped. not bad. check reviews at RBR. average rating 2.87, and a bunch of pissed off customers.
i just need something with zones (intervals), that will last awhile, won't give funked readings, that will mount to my handlebars, without dropping a ton of money. i really don't think that's too much to ask.
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