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    Hi

    Just to find out if anyone is using a heart rate monitor while exercising? Which is a good brand and what is the cost like?

    Thanks.

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    Try the Polar electro series of HRM.... They have a wide range for you to choose from...

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    Oregon Scientific - $150 min. (watch and hrm strap)

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    Hi

    Thanks for the reply. Any model recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh View Post
    Hi

    Thanks for the reply. Any model recommended?

    depends on what type of exercise you need it for. polar has those for the fitness, running and outdoors. you can drop by their website for the various models and their functions.

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    i bought a polar Rs100 in Aug 05 for running use. just upgraded to a RS200sd 2 weeks back.

    polar website at www.polarelectro.com.sg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeowww View Post
    i bought a polar Rs100 in Aug 05 for running use. just upgraded to a RS200sd 2 weeks back.

    polar website at www.polarelectro.com.sg
    Hi

    How much it cost? Any comment on it? I did check Polar website but they have so many models until I also dun know which one I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staad3 View Post
    depends on what type of exercise you need it for. polar has those for the fitness, running and outdoors. you can drop by their website for the various models and their functions.
    Actually lookin at fitness and outdoor. Still can't decide which is better.

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    Think of only Polar or Suunto.

    Any others may make you regret the $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeowww View Post
    i bought a polar Rs100 in Aug 05 for running use. just upgraded to a RS200sd 2 weeks back.

    polar website at www.polarelectro.com.sg
    Polar is great stuff! I bought a RS100 in July this year too. I got it at about $219 if i didn't remember wrongly.

    The RS200sd which has the capability to measure distance ran is in the region of $400 plus.

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    Thanks all for the recommendation. I end up buying the Polar F11. Original price was $313 but there was a promotion of 15%. So total damage is about $270. So now it is time to keep fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh View Post
    Thanks all for the recommendation. I end up buying the Polar F11. Original price was $313 but there was a promotion of 15%. So total damage is about $270. So now it is time to keep fit.
    where got 15%? looks interesting. Thinking of getting one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeowww View Post
    i bought a polar Rs100 in Aug 05 for running use. just upgraded to a RS200sd 2 weeks back.

    polar website at www.polarelectro.com.sg

    do you like the RS200sd? Thinking of buying it to see how far I am running. Is the footpad comfortable? Is the distance measured accurate?

    got a quote of $492 for RS200sd. good price?
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    Skip those funny distance measurement accessories if you can. If you really want to, I believe Suunto has GPS enabled measurement devices - which do have their variances in accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wind30 View Post
    where got 15%? looks interesting. Thinking of getting one too.
    Actually I didn't notice the 15% discount. After walking from Funan to City Hall to Marina Square to Suntec City, I decided to buy at the New Balance Shop in Suntec. I just told the sale lady that I wanted the F11 and she took it out. Then she said that there was a promotion. I believe it was for an event which the runners were given a discount of 15% but I guess she just offered it to me.

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    to wind30:

    dammit the quote button on this forum doesn't seem to be working today.

    I use the S625X which has the same footpod as the one that comes with the RS200sd. The footpod looks big but once you have it on your shoe you can't tell its there. So its comfortable as wearing nothing.

    Its accurate as well. The first time I calibrated, it was + - 3-5% of the actual distance (ran with GPS to compare). Tried to check again this year since my speed has improved, and it was still within 3% of the GPS. Before you think about buying one with GPS measurement device, check out the place that you run first. GPS are notoriously dodgy when there are trees or if you run in the city with a lot of tall buildings. (Maybe the new GArmin ForeRUnner s have a better GPS reception though, but never tested)

    If you're crazy about it. Polar just released the RS400 and RS800. I think they should be beyond the budget of almost everyone except the pros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    to wind30:

    dammit the quote button on this forum doesn't seem to be working today.

    I use the S625X which has the same footpod as the one that comes with the RS200sd. The footpod looks big but once you have it on your shoe you can't tell its there. So its comfortable as wearing nothing.

    Its accurate as well. The first time I calibrated, it was + - 3-5% of the actual distance (ran with GPS to compare). Tried to check again this year since my speed has improved, and it was still within 3% of the GPS. Before you think about buying one with GPS measurement device, check out the place that you run first. GPS are notoriously dodgy when there are trees or if you run in the city with a lot of tall buildings. (Maybe the new GArmin ForeRUnner s have a better GPS reception though, but never tested)

    If you're crazy about it. Polar just released the RS400 and RS800. I think they should be beyond the budget of almost everyone except the pros.
    just bought the RS200sd for $422 from queensway shopping center. Later go and calibrate

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    Everyone seems to be using one ... how does it help in running? Care to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrios View Post
    Everyone seems to be using one ... how does it help in running? Care to share?
    It motivates me to go running as I spent $422 on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by wind30 View Post
    It motivates me to go running as I spent $422 on it
    True. And it also remind you if you did not keep to your target. It also has a website which you can input the info so that you can track your training outcome.

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