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    Want a HRM but don't like chest-bands

    Hi,

    Are there any HRM's that can do measuring from wrist?
    I really don't find practical to wear chest bands.

    Thanks

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    OK I found something -> ePulse2
    Impact Sports Technologies - The People's Fitness Monitor

    Altough it has good reviews, on the other hand lots of complaints too.
    Can't decide..



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    I can't speak from a cycling standpoint, but I can speak from personal training experience. I have yet to come across anything BUT a chest strap HR transmitter that's worthwhile. All we use is the POLAR brand. Yes they can be annoying, but if you use them for a while, you will get used to them.

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    There was discussion maybe over in the racing forum awhile back about using ekg style pads. Apparently they use them with horses and you can get the pads and leads that allow you to hook them up to the transmitter. Then just place the transmitter in you jersey pocket. I don't like the strap but I also am not interested in removing two of those pads after each ride. The premium garmin strap isn't that bad.

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    If you wear a camelbak or similar while riding you probably wont even notice it once you get going. I agree with the premium Garmin strap, as it's much more comfortable than the older straps.

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    Yep,

    you hardly notice the chest strap after about 4 minutes. Just don't cinch it up too tightly. Me, I have a big barrel chest, so I keep mine all the way slack, and it still stays put under my manboobs. I even have the cheapo version of the Garmin strap, and I don't notice it.

    Seems to me that unless you ride a unicycle and keep a finger on the sensor all the time, the wrist watch strapless style HRMs are pretty useless. The Garmin setup is nice because it plots your heart rate against how/where fast/hard/steep you're going.

    It's nice to learn where your 'blow up' threshold is, and to watch the number on the computer as you climb, to push yourself hard enough to stay just below that mark.

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    The Garmin premium strap is much more comfortable than the plastic straps.

    Unfortunately, the durability is much more suspect.

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