It really depends on what you are using it for. I have a Garmin 305 for running outdoors that has been pretty reliable. For treadmill running and strength training, I use a Polar HRM that connects with the equipment at my gym--I don't recall the model, but it wasn't the cheapest or most expensive model. Good luck finding the right one for you!
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Don, I had a Polar in the past, but really like my Garmin 305. I use it with a Gymboss. I do a walk/run and the Gymboss has a louder beep and vibrates at the end of each cycle. The Garmin does a great job of tracking speed/pace and distance.
I just purchased a Polar FT7 heart rate monitor and sent it back because I had the hardest time reading the darn thing. Even with the backlight I had great difficulties reading the tiny characters on the dark background of the watch face.
Anyone have something they love and want to share what you are using?
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