Garmin heart rate monitor

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I currently have a polar FT4. The screen blanks out and when I tap it it does come back on. This is different from the low battery warning typically. I am thinking of getting a garmin heart rate monitor. I heard that they have GPS in them and I thought that would be neat since I run. Anyone have any model numbers to suggest. Also, it appears like the belt and sensor come seperate from the watch. Is that correct. The Polar belt and sensor won't work? Thanks.

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  • bunnytoes2016
    bunnytoes2016 Posts: 2 Member
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    I have the watch and will have to buy any additional bits and suits seperately. Can't answer your question of cross brand comparability. Sorry.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
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    I have a garmin 225 which I love (I'm a runner)
  • MeanderingMammal
    MeanderingMammal Posts: 7,866 Member
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    It depends on your budget, but any of the Forerunner range will do what you need.

    And yes, Polar doesnt work with Garmin
  • SLLeask
    SLLeask Posts: 489 Member
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    I have the Forerunner 15. I love it. It's not the fanciest or most expensive but it's been really reliable, has the GPS (love to look at my little map after I've been somewhere with the GPS on). It has a step counter as well, which I like as I like to get at least my 10,000 in every day. I can also swim in it. The chest strap is okay, stays in place, can be a bit annoying but I got used to it very quickly and now don't notice it when I'm wearing it. Mine came with the chest strap so don't know if it's compatible with other makes.
  • SwindonJogger
    SwindonJogger Posts: 325 Member
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    garmin 235. heart rate is built into the watch, no chest strap and it has gps. Plus it tracks steps. I really like it.
  • EvgeniZyntx
    EvgeniZyntx Posts: 24,208 Member
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    It depends on your budget, but any of the Forerunner range will do what you need.

    And yes, Polar doesnt work with Garmin

    This. Depending on the kit you buy, strap may or may not be included.
    For an in-depth review of models - go to dcrainmaker.com
  • pomegranatecloud
    pomegranatecloud Posts: 812 Member
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    garmin 235. heart rate is built into the watch, no chest strap and it has gps. Plus it tracks steps. I really like it.

    Same.