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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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Re: Hear rate monitor

Postby JerekKruger » December 12th, 2017, 3:04 pm

I'm going to resurrect this thread as my Polar H7 has stopped working reliably. I like the look of the Garmin hard strap but before I buy one does anyone know of any reason it wouldn't work with ErgData connected to a PM3.

I only ask because when I bought a Concept 2 heart rate receiver and cable to use with my PM3 (before I used ErgData) they recommended the Polar H7 rather than the Garmin. I doubt this would be a problem with ErgData, since you're connecting to your phone rather than the monitor itself, but I thought I should check.
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby Dangerscouse » December 12th, 2017, 4:12 pm

No idea about Polar Tom, but I do recommend the Wahoo Tickr. Works really well with monitor and is reasonably priced too
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby JerekKruger » December 13th, 2017, 7:21 am

Dangerscouse wrote:No idea about Polar Tom, but I do recommend the Wahoo Tickr. Works really well with monitor and is reasonably priced too


Might have to try that out as I have checked with Concept 2 and the Garmin belts won't work with my current setup. I'll fiddly around with my current strap a little bit more, but if I can't get it working reliably soon I'm going to have to replace it.
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby NavigationHazard » December 13th, 2017, 7:34 am

Geonaute make a Dual Bluetooth Smart/ANT+ chest strap that works fine with the PM5 and costs the equivalent of about 30 pounds here in Poland. I just checked the UK site and it's 29.99....
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Re: Heart rate monitor

Postby JerekKruger » December 13th, 2017, 7:37 am

NavigationHazard wrote:Geonaute make a Dual Bluetooth Smart/ANT+ chest strap that works fine with the PM5 and costs the equivalent of about 30 pounds here in Poland. I just checked the UK site and it's 29.99....


I've got a PM3, although if it uses Bluetooth it should work with ErgData directly. Thanks for the recommendation.
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