Hi all,

I'm looking into buying a heart rate monitor and would love to hear a few reviews from people who are using them now or have tried different ones.

I borrowed one from a friend in the past and felt the chest band was difficult to get used to and I developed a rash where the monitor sat on my chest. Has anyone had luck with the one's that take your heart rate from your wrist?

Lastly I have started running with my IPhone, not a small running device, but a great running apps turns the phone in a great GPS device with tracking software. I would love to keep myself running with the fewest electrical devices as possible, as it is I sometimes feel like robo-runner.

I appreciate your thoughts,


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Comment by Eric Orton on February 7, 2010 at 12:17am
Garmin is awesome, so is Polar. Never had a bad Polar HR monitor in over 20 years.
Comment by Craig Wall on February 5, 2010 at 11:27am
a cheap Omron HR gave me a rash but I honestly didn't give it enough of a try to complain to loud.

Anyone using the Garmin 405 CX w/HRM Monitor care to weigh in on its preformance ??
Comment by Mark Lofquist on February 2, 2010 at 2:21pm
what kind of HR monitor gave you a rash?? i grew into a pretty sensitive metal allergy recently and i can't wear certain belts and watches anymore, but my Garmin chest strap is fine. I don't know of any alternatives to the chest strap concept that work well. it's pretty difficult for a sensor to isolate the HR amongst all the other vibrations and motions of running.

i've confused my Garmin sensor before by having too much air in my Camelbak!

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