What's the difference between a $50 and a $300 HRM

Old 01-04-09, 10:13 PM
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What's the difference between a $50 and a $300 HRM

I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. With that being said I'm in the market for a heart rate monitor, and I'm seeing monitors range from $50 to over $300. For the basic info I'm looking for (HR alarm, calories, time, distance, etc) I can't help but think the basic $50 monitor will work for me. Should I be concerned about buying the $50 monitor? What are the main difference between a $50 and a $300 HRM? I do not mind wearing a chest strap.
Old 01-05-09, 08:02 AM
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The more features offered, the more expensive the heart rate monitor. If you want more than just the basics, then you will find that monitors cost more. For instance, Garmin 305 comes with PC software.

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