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Heart rate monitor and turbo trainer/ zwift

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 Reach>Talent 16 Nov 2020

After finally admitting I am a fair weather cyclist I purchased a turbo trainer to keep up my fitness during the winter. 

Any suggestions for a heart rate monitor that'll play nicely with an Elite Direto XR and Zwift? Just to make life complicated it needs to be a wrist based one as the chest strap designs don't work well on me (wonky rib cage). 

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 Sans-Plan 16 Nov 2020
In reply to Reach>Talent:

I hate chest straps so only ever use one on the turbo, i use a Wahoo Tickr chest strap with Zwift to Laptop, they do an arm version one too that's Bluetooth and ANT+

You should note that the arm ones are nowhere near as accurate as the chest straps and give some strange readings sometimes

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wahoo-TICKR-Heart-Armband-Bluetooth/dp/B078GRMFSN/ref=asc_df_B078GRMFSN/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309924740778&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1449401715237804681&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006834&hvtargid=pla-420863279649&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

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 Reach>Talent 16 Nov 2020
In reply to Sans-Plan:

Cheers that should do the job nicely. 

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 Dave B 16 Nov 2020
In reply to Reach>Talent:

Dc rainmaker reviews them. The polar oh1 and scosche are alternatives to the wahoo listed above.

He concluded that the polar is best, followed by the scosche with wahoo in third place in terms of accuracy. 

Read more https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/optical-heart-rate-sensor-armband-shootout-schosche24-polaroh1-wahoo-tickr-fit.html

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 Reach>Talent 16 Nov 2020
In reply to Dave B:

Thanks that article was really detailed, looks like I am all sorted.

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 wilkesley 17 Nov 2020
In reply to Reach>Talent:

I have got the Wahoo wrist sensor and a Garmin chest strap. I did some comparisons when I first got the Wahoo and found differences in readings were so minor they weren't worth bothering about. 

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