Heart Rate Monitor & Bike Computers

Recomendations please

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2004 at 21:26
Yes it me again with another question.

1) I need a good HRM/Watch pretty goos one I guess so I can record lap times, store heart rate during workouts / events, maybe one that has a pace function to. I would use the watch for Swim, Bike & Run so multiple functions for each event woulf be useful - any recomendations guess its gonna cost arounf £150?

2) Need a good bike computer e.g. Shimano Flight deck, again I want all the bells and whistles, Cadence, lap times, average speed etc etc.

Lastly is there two of these gadgets that are by the same manufacturer so I can link the data or is there something all in one?

Oh and I didnt mention it before but I want to be able to download data to my PC.
WildWill    pirate
19/01/2004 at 22:35
combine the 2 with a polar 720 with bike kit
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2004 at 23:16
That looks like a toy ive just gotta have. Now just to justify the cost...


cougie    pirate
20/01/2004 at 01:47
Cateye cordless for the bike computer. Doesn't do cadence, but that's not really a problem. Don't get Flightdeck, it will break, and batteries never last.

Polar look good. But if they get too conplicated - they can be hard to work out.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
20/01/2004 at 12:36
Yea I may just go for a simple bike computer to start, I thought Cadence might be useful though as id like to try and keep to a constant cadence and adjust my gears as necessary. Not sure if thats a thing I need to do but was a thought I had.
cougie    pirate
20/01/2004 at 12:59
Could be wrong, but I think you'll need cables to get cadence on a computer. My old one was like that. And it just looks messy.

Use the clock - count your revs for 15 secs and multiply by 4. Easy !
20/01/2004 at 13:03
i'd use the clock, cadence meters are more trouble than they or worse
20/01/2004 at 13:03
WildWill    pirate
20/01/2004 at 14:22
just to disagree with andy - i like cadence meters

Cadence against heart rate is a good way to train
20/01/2004 at 19:32
My flightdeck is great......
20/01/2004 at 19:49
I got a wireless one from M & S in the January sales only £9
cougie    pirate
20/01/2004 at 19:57
My flightdeck stopped doing my gears after a few months, and the batteries ran out in less than a year. I love Cateye - but preferred the design of the old Wireless one against the new one.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/01/2004 at 10:46
Bought a Cateyewireless bike computer for £29.99, seems pretty good and all that I need for the time being.

I'll carry on perceviering with my cheapo Cardio Sport watch (need a new battery) as a HRM.

Going to probably treat myself to the Polar 720 at the start of next winters base training.

Thanks for the help and advice.

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