garmin 410 as just a hrm

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30/09/2012 at 19:11
Hi, I as wondering if the 410 can be used in the gym without a footpod and GPS turned off to just record heart rate over a session? I don't want it to log my distance as 0 metres, I'd prefer to just have the hr data. Does anyone know if this is possible?
30/09/2012 at 19:39

don't see why not. Turn the gps off and give it a go

30/09/2012 at 19:41
I don't own one yet I'm afraid, it's top of my list but I just want to check it can do this or I'll have to rethink.
30/09/2012 at 20:03

you might want to check out the review on this site:

before buying - it is pretty in depth, and he has reviews of most of the other garmin devices as well

30/09/2012 at 23:01
Yes, it can just log your heart rate.
01/10/2012 at 13:26
Thanks Carlos.
Thanks mathschick for the link, I've read most of it already. I can understand the frustrations with the bezel, and if the 210 was significantly cheaper I may have gone for it. But I can get the 410 on amazon for less than the 210 and the virtual pacer is a big draw for me.

However, I'm now torn between the 410 and the FR60 with a footpod...
01/10/2012 at 14:32

Yes.  Just say don't use indoors then I think it still does hrm and time... Just check it in your living room say no to use indoors and then run on the spot for 5 min and sync it and see.

02/10/2012 at 09:39

Thanks guys, have placed my order.

02/10/2012 at 12:30

If you're not using the GPS facility why not go for the FR60 or a cheaper model, they all do HRM functions with the calorie burn calculation and is Ant+ and can be logged with PC software or Garmin Connect web logging.

02/10/2012 at 12:44

Hi Running,

I will be using the GPS, very frequently, but I'd like the option not to so I can just record heart-rate while in the gym doing circuits or on a stationary bike. I was worried about it uploading 0 miles data on connect or trying to get a gps lock inside the building and stopping me using it. The main draw for me was the advanced workouts and virtual partner tying into set courses, something the FR60 can't do.

02/10/2012 at 20:18

Go for the 410.

I use my 405 for spin classes several times a week. As long as you ignore the bizarre route in draws based on the GPS variation it's great. I think the 410 copes better and might even give you a calorie count.

03/10/2012 at 12:57

Thanks Colin, it should arrive today. Although no doubt I'll have to pick it up from the post office at the weekend unless some nice neighbour is in to get it for me...

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