Here's the website for Polar USA:
There is a Product Finder link. Click on your activities (from what you said...NOT running!) and it will make recommendations. Or you can click on your goal. Three goals to choose from: Get Active, Improve Fitness, Maximize Performance.
I know a lot of people like the Polar FT4 for basic Heart Rate functionality:
Fitness Improvement. For those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple. At a glance:
For those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple.
Shows when you’re improving fitness based on your heart rate
Displays calories burned
Comes with comfortable fabric transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
It's priced at $100 on the Polar site.
The next model down is the FT2 at $90.
Lots of models to choose from. This information might give you a baseline for comparison.
Also, check eBay and CraigsList when you decide what you want. Never know what you'll find out there.
Edited by: GSNIDER40 at: 9/14/2012 (14:52)
Endurance = momentum forward.
WL = CB/T (Weight Loss = Consistent Behavior over Time)
| current weight: 191.8