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01whitecobra and any other runners.....

i am looking to purchase a heart/pulse monitor/pedometer/wristwatch. i started running with the wife a few months ago and i am now running 2-3 miles a day. i can find a heart monitor, i can find a pedometer, and i can even find a wristwatch. what i cant find is all of those rolled into one. i dont particularly want the ones with the strap you wear across your chest though. can anyone point me in the right direction?? thanks folks.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 08:51 PM
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Hmmm. I don't think I've ever seen a HR monitor that doesn't include the chest strap. I know Polar makes some badass monitors (and some include pedometers), but I think they all have the chest strap.
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Hmmm. I don't think I've ever seen a HR monitor that doesn't include the chest strap. I know Polar makes some badass monitors (and some include pedometers), but I think they all have the chest strap.
Same here, which is the reason why I don't have one, constrictive things around my chest bug me.
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Same here, which is the reason why I don't have one, constrictive things around my chest bug me.
You get use to it.

Garmin, Timex or Pulsar will do you well.

I love my Garmin 305 with GPS and the software but I'm a data junkie. You can upload all your training stuff onto your PC and keep track of it. Do things like compete against yourself with the same routes, etc. I also have a bike mount for it for biking.

You can pick one up on line for about 225-250.

I have tried the Timex one with GPS but it never really worked well on trails with tree cover. The Garmin works just about every where so far. The Timex model I had you had to put the GPS received on your upper arm which became a pain as well. The Garmin model has the GPS received built into the watch, so it is a rather large "watch" but fairly light weight.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/trainingcenter/

The above link is a link to the training center software. It also lists all the models that are compatible with it.

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Kinda depends what bells and whistles you want on it. I like Polar because it's compatible with workout equipment as well.
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i think i am going to just get a heart rate monitor/wristwatch/timer and a separate pedometer i can just leave attached to my running shoes. seems to be the simplest solution to my wants. plus in 2 weeks when i quit this running shit i wont be out $400 for the garmin jobber.

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plus in 2 weeks when i quit this running shit i wont be out $400 for the garmin jobber.

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True story.

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i think i am going to just get a heart rate monitor/wristwatch/timer and a separate pedometer i can just leave attached to my running shoes. seems to be the simplest solution to my wants. plus in 2 weeks when i quit this running shit i wont be out $400 for the garmin jobber.

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LOL.

They go pretty quickly on e-bay or Craig's List if you decide not to keep it.

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well i found allsportgps.com. it is pretty accurate and free. i can enter my times and get the same results as with the garmin so i think i am gonna stick with that.

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plus in 2 weeks when i quit this running shit i wont be out $400 for the garmin jobber.

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woot.com has a cheap heart rate monitor. has the chest strap but its only 20 bux.
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woot.com has a cheap heart rate monitor. has the chest strap but its only 20 bux.



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Hmmm. I don't think I've ever seen a HR monitor that doesn't include the chest strap. I know Polar makes some badass monitors (and some include pedometers), but I think they all have the chest strap.
Polar's monitors are great. My mom has one and I borrowed it when we went skiing this year; to my surprise, it wasn't that constrictive. What did surprise me was the ludicrous number of calories I was burning!

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woot.com has a cheap heart rate monitor. has the chest strap but its only 20 bux.
Just picked one up. I've wanted one for myself to track my running for a while, but I've just been too cheap. Can't beat $20, even if it doesn't have the PC software with it.

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