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I am looking to purchase a heart rate monitor. I have only ever used the one with the chest strap a few years ago), but on e-bay I see lots that appear to be strapless. Anyone use one like that? are they any good? Is cost a big determinant of quality with these things? THX for UR help!

Wed. Aug 8, 1:21pm

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From what I understand, the strapless ones work by putting your finger on a receptor on the watch- kind of a pain in the butt if you're looking to really monitor your HR... seems more loke a toy than a tool.

I've got a Polar F6- it's got a chest strap. I'm a guy, and it took me about 3 runs to get used to it. Honestly, the chest strap isn't that bad- properly adjusted, it'll even stay on when I'm swimming.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 1:56 PM

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The chest strap ones are better-and I agree, you do get used to them. I use mine for every workout and I don't even feel it. I have a polar one too-although I can't remember which model. It was under $100 and it's been worth every penny!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 2:03 PM

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I totally agree that the chest strap ones are better. I have both kinds and use the one w/the strap most. The strapless one seems more convenient, but it really isn't. It cannot take a continuous accurate heart rate for your entire workout like the strap one can. It just bases your HR and entire calorie burn on the last time you put you finger on the little button to measure it. Obviously we know our HR goes up & down during our workout. The strap one monitors continuously which would be way more accurate.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 3:01 PM

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Yeah, I had one of the finger-press monitors and it sucked. I hardly notice the chest strap now, and you can get a decent Polar one for about $60 now. Totally worth it.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 4:34 PM

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i bought a C9 watch model from target and it actually works really well.. i was very surprised. the button even works accurately while running (i tested it against the treadmill hand monitor). maybe i got the fluke one that actually works, but i love it!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 5:17 PM

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