Heart rate monitor

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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby DNA_Rower » October 21st, 2017, 5:29 pm

I did a fair bit of research in to heart rate monitors and eventually went for the Wahoo TickrX. I think one of the main reasons was that A) it did Bluetooth and Ant+ and B) because it could store a much longer session without needing to be sync'd to a phone. It works well but I fairly often have problems when I use it at the gym but maybe not the Wahoo's fault: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=155262
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby JerekKruger » October 21st, 2017, 6:11 pm

Remo wrote:ErgData gets the HR data from the PM5, not the HR monitor. In other words, you have to sync the HR monitor to the PM5.


Note that ErgData can get HR data directly from the HR monitor if you want. Probably not worth it if you're using a PM5 but great if you're using an older monitor.
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby mitchel674 » October 22nd, 2017, 7:50 pm

JerekKruger wrote:
Remo wrote:ErgData gets the HR data from the PM5, not the HR monitor. In other words, you have to sync the HR monitor to the PM5.


Note that ErgData can get HR data directly from the HR monitor if you want. Probably not worth it if you're using a PM5 but great if you're using an older monitor.


I've been working with the Scosche rhythm + this weekend and have been quite pleased with the accuracy and ease of use. I actually have settle on strapping it around the lower end of my calf for erging as it seemed to move a bit too much on my forearm.

Sadly, I have a PM3 and have no HR link to my monitor. I use ergdata on my iphone but would prefer a heart rate app that gave a graphic representation of the HR through the workout. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby rlovatt » October 23rd, 2017, 4:26 am

thanks for all the recommendations.

Is it possible to have a hear rate monitor which is just a watch or do you always need a chest strap?
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby JerekKruger » October 23rd, 2017, 5:07 am

rlovatt wrote:Is it possible to have a hear rate monitor which is just a watch or do you always need a chest strap?


It is, but they're much less accurate. I wouldn't recommend one if you want to use heart rate training zones.
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby Mitchs240 » November 4th, 2017, 10:33 pm

I use the Garmin Vivoactive HR watch and the Garmin chest strap. The strap is very reliable and the rowing app on the watch is very good as well. With the Garmin, the strap supersedes the heart rate sensor on the watch and gives more accurate information.
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