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How important is a heart-rate monitor?

How important is a Heart Rate Monitor when cycling for weight loss? I have an old Everlast HRM watch, but it cannot display the average HR after a workout. I am using RunKeeper to track my rides and ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?

I just bought a Sports Tracker Smart heart rate monitor that communicates via Bluetooth. Then I saw the cadence sensor that also measures speed and distance plus it communicates with Bluetooth Smart. ...
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Compatible heart rate sensors for CC-RD420DW

I purchased a bike computer about a couple of months back; which is a Cateye CC-RD420DW. Now this computer is supposed to provide a cadence and a heart rate monitoring, but the heart rate sensor is ...
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Exertion time vs heart rate or %LT(Lactate Threshold)?

Are there any tables out there that show how long a person can exert themselves at a given heart rate or %LT (assuming adequate fueling)? events lasting up to(LT = 185): 3 hours: 170+ 4 hours: ...
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What can I do to help me sustain frequent long-ish rides?

After nearly a year of commuting by bicycle to and from work 2-3 days per week, I have recently started cycling to work every day, 5 days a week, rain or shine. My commute is about 11-15 miles each ...
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Effective use of heart rate monitor

I have a Garmin Edge 500 with hear rate monitor, which I use while riding. Now I have all this hear rate data which I don't know how to apply. Can anyone point out how I should use this data for ...
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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Not Reporting Accurate HR Anymore

With my first Garmin Edge 305, I got the cadence and heart rate accessories. Cadence is still humming along, but the heart rate monitor has been not accurately reporting heart rate over the past ...
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How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output

On my Saturday's ascent race I was riding 181bpm HRAVG and saved some power for the last km where my HR peaked at 190 (which is my highest ever recorded HR at my 37 years or age). I felt rather normal ...
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Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?

Since I last used a heart rate monitor (about eight years ago), wrist-watch only monitors seem to have increased in popularity (based on the offerings at Amazon) update apparently these watches come ...
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How do you calculate aerobic and anaerobic heart rates?

What are some of the methods to determine my aerobic/anaerobic heart rate threshold.
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How should I measure my 60 second resting heart rate?

My heart rate monitor has a feature that measures my drop in heart rate over a 60 second resting period. It is suppose to just be a measure of heart fitness (the faster the drop the better your ...