Author Topic: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan  (Read 1517 times)

Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« on: January 02, 2009, 11:57:46 am »
I have one of these from a year or so ago and they're good value, better than my previous HRM that cost over £30 from Wiggle.

On Monday they're selling for £4.99  :o

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 12:04:08 pm »
I've got one and they have to be physically turned on to work, and after breaks. Irritating when you need a cumulative distance for Audaxes, useful for training though.

Damon.

clarion

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 12:08:49 pm »
:( Not in any of my local stores :(
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mattc

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 01:37:29 pm »
Very confusing interface, battery went flat very early.

Lots of features for the cash.
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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 01:46:16 pm »
I've got one and they have to be physically turned on to work, and after breaks. Irritating when you need a cumulative distance for Audaxes, useful for training though.

I haven't figured out how to get mine to record distance but then I only use it for weekly spinning class & infrequent turbo sessions so I'm not actually going anywhere  ;) It does max, average, time in/out zone, kcals and a couple of other things I don't use. It has about 10 memories I think. I find the kcal estimate useful to benchmark the level of effort I've put into a session.

clarion

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 01:55:17 pm »
Can someone get one for me, please?

Thanks. :)
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Andrij

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 09:29:11 pm »
My local Lidls won't have the HRM.  Can anyone pick one up for me, please?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 08:51:29 pm »
Gods, that was close - I popped in to peek at the HRMS and get some eurochocolate and nearly got a bass guitar.  Narrow escape!
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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 07:32:38 pm »
Just got back from a 14 mile round trip to the local(ish) Lidl in Leicester where I discovered that they have loads of other fitnessy things but no HRMs.  :(

It was a bit raw out there but at least it woke me up after the first day in the office for two weeks.  I have also logged a bit more for uploading to OSM.

mattc

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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009, 11:58:06 pm »
It would seem that the training benefit of cheap HRMs is outdone by the miles in teh saddle required to locate one.
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: Cheap decent HRMs - Lidl 5th Jan
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 07:26:22 am »
 :)