Originally Posted by Stinez
I'm not sure that I want to make that kind of financial commitment.
I do like the looks of some of the less costly options but I'm not sure I actually need one for what I do.
I'm sure there are low cost HRM that will allow you to download the data but without a GPS, you won't be able to overlay the data on a Garmin map - you'd be missing the time/distance/position data. The Garmin does that very nicely, it's power-efficient and is reasonably weatherproof.