I am an absolute novice around heart rate monitoring and its implications, just trying to validate/argument my knowledge through a discussion here.
I do 30 kms a day commute and upto a 100 km a day on the weekends, Over the past one year, I haven't seen a significant dip in my weight, although I can definitely fell that I am less fat. Thinking of optimizing my cycling for better results, for which a lot of people recommend considering your heart rate.
I am using Strava for a while now, and I think Wahoo HRMs are the best to use, as people mostly recommend it. There is also the Polar H7, which is a cheap and supposedly compatible HRM with Strava.
I have a budget of around 100$ but can stretch to 150$ if I get good value for money.
My questions are -
- How do you guys use heart rate monitors with cycling?
- What are the features that you guys consider as a must in a cycling/Running centric HRM.
- Any other suggestions/trivia.
I guess I just need a basic way to monitor my heart rate while cycling. Any value addition would be nice, lets assume for now that strava integration is not necessary but would be a significant value addition.
I brought a Garmin VivoActive HR. Have been training with it for almost a month now and its serving me just fine so far. :)