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    HR monitor that will record multiple zones

    Is there a heart rate monitor that will record 5 HR zones? The Polar CS300 I have will only record time below, "in", and above a specified zone.

    I am looking for one that will record what my duration in each zone is...
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    my gamin 705 does 5 zones, im sure all the other gamins do it also

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyler View Post
    my gamin 705 does 5 zones, im sure all the other gamins do it also
    I have the 500 and it does the same. I dont know if it breaks it down to how much time spent in each zone. I just look at average heart rate.

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    I was hoping a cheaper model is out there, but I think that the Garmin might be the only one that can do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    I was hoping a cheaper model is out there, but I think that the Garmin might be the only one that can do it...
    The Garmin FR60 will do 5 zones, full recording, speed, cadence, wireless download, etc. and is very cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelMan View Post
    The Garmin FR60 will do 5 zones, full recording, speed, cadence, wireless download, etc. and is very cheap.
    That's exactly what I was looking for...

    Also, I just found a number of refurb Garmin Edge 305 on ebay for about $150

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=331

    These seem like a good value and pretty comparable to the new Edge 500's - any opinion in here?
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    I prefer the 500 to the 305 - lighter and a much, much better battery life. Also prefer the bike mount.

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    If you can upload your files to trainingpeaks, it will tell you how long you spent in each zone for your workouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbbrad View Post
    I prefer the 500 to the 305 - lighter and a much, much better battery life. Also prefer the bike mount.
    No doubt the 500 is a big step up.

    Here is a value question: It is worth spending $300 on a new Edge 500 compared to $160 for a refurbed Edge 300 kit?
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    I have the digifit app on my iPhone, with the hardware it cost about $80. Only use it on my trainer tho, would not use it on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    Here is a value question: It is worth spending $300 on a new Edge 500 compared to $160 for a refurbed Edge 300 kit?
    IMO, yes.

    You can find the 500 for less than $300 too, new.

    Keep in mind, Garmin no longer supports the 305 on a broad basis as they've discontinued them, they're still developing the 500 to an expanded platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_from_SA View Post
    IMO, yes.

    You can find the 500 for less than $300 too, new.

    Keep in mind, Garmin no longer supports the 305 on a broad basis as they've discontinued them, they're still developing the 500 to an expanded platform.
    Thanks- that was all the encouragement I needed.

    Just picked up a refurbed Edge 500 for $190. Looks new and comes with a one year Garmin warranty.

    Funny that I started out looking for a better wrist HR monitor and ended up with something so much better.

    I have a feeling I am going to end up addicted to the data stream...
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    Budget Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Bbbrad View Post
    I prefer the 500 to the 305 - lighter and a much, much better battery life. Also prefer the bike mount.
    If you have a small budget, the Garmin 305 is awesome. I have had mine for two seasons and have used it 5 days per week (for riding, running, gym, skiing, MX, etc) ever since it was new. I have even logged 12 hours of a 15 hour session on it before the battery gave out. When it dies, I will buy another.

    It is big, ugly and isn't cool enough for the rich kids, but that doesn't bother me.

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