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    Looking for a GPS or Computer with HRM

    Last weekend Ive lost my computer in the middle of the trail, so Ive decided to get a new one and get an upgrade.

    Im looking for a computer or GPS with heart rate monitor.

    I dont really care if it has cadence or not.
    I would like to have an audible alarm at the different heart rate zones.

    Ive been taking a look at the Garmin Edge 500 and Sigma ROX 8.1.


    Any other suggestions?

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    Doesn't the 405 have HRM? They have been out for a while. The price should be decent.

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't like watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Doesn't the 405 have HRM? They have been out for a while. The price should be decent.
    you mean the Forerunner 405?

    watches can be mounted on the handlebars just fine. they don't have to be worn on the wrist while biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    you mean the Forerunner 405?
    Probably. Thanks for clarifying.

    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    watches can be mounted on the handlebars just fine. they don't have to be worn on the wrist while biking.
    yeah, that was my thought too.

    last week on a long ride a guy had an actual Garmin Nuvi like you might put on your car dash. i was impressed that the battery lasted long enough to make it feasible.

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    nashbar special
    vdo hc12.6 bike computer with hrm
    $49.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    nashbar special
    vdo hc12.6 bike computer with hrm
    $49.99
    Thank you, just what I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Probably. Thanks for clarifying.

    yeah, that was my thought too.

    last week on a long ride a guy had an actual Garmin Nuvi like you might put on your car dash. i was impressed that the battery lasted long enough to make it feasible.
    there were a couple Nuvi models with somewhat waterproof housings and bigger batteries...the 500 and 550, IIRC.

    My Nuvi 205w might last 2hrs on its battery on a good day, so taking it on any ride pushing that length would be dumb. I don't know about the batteries on the newer ones, but the Montana has replaced the older Nuvi 500/550's for mixed use, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    there were a couple Nuvi models with somewhat waterproof housings and bigger batteries...the 500 and 550, IIRC.

    My Nuvi 205w might last 2hrs on its battery on a good day, so taking it on any ride pushing that length would be dumb. I don't know about the batteries on the newer ones, but the Montana has replaced the older Nuvi 500/550's for mixed use, anyway.
    Pretty cool.


    OP, you're welcome.

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    I just ordered the Sigma 2209 HRM. Should be coming-in soon so I will let you know how it is. It's supposed to have great battery life.

    I was going to get the ROX 9.1, but decided it was too pricy - for that much I could buy a GPS and didn't want to spend as much. From what I read, the 2209 is pretty close, except it would only store info about a single ride, where as the ROX versions can store data about multiple rides. Also, on a recent ride I tried my phone and could not get any GPS signal, so I figured I may have the same problem with a GPS computer and decided to go with a non-GPS computer instead.

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