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Garmin HRM-PRO, Premium Heart Rate Strap, Real-Time Heart Rate Data and Running Dynamics, 010-12955-00 - $89.92 + F/S - Amazon

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Amazon [amazon.com] has Garmin HRM-PRO, Premium Heart Rate Strap, Real-Time Heart Rate Data and Running Dynamics, 010-12955-00 for $89.92. Shipping is free.

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  • Premium heart rate strap transmits real-time heart rate data via ANT technology and BLUETOOTH Low Energy technology to communicate with Garmin devices, compatible fitness equipment and online training apps, such as Zwift
  • Captures running dynamics, such as vertical oscillation, ground contact time, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Stores heart rate data during swimming or other activities out of range of your Garmin watch then automatically sends data to the watch when the activity is finished
  • Stores steps, calories, intensity minutes and heart rate then syncs to your compatible Garmin watch when in range
  • Small, lightweight heart rate monitoring module is no wider than the width of the soft, comfortable strap
  • Battery life: up to one year

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01-31-2023 at 11:34 PM.
Hmmm. I just bought the Polar H10 for $83. Haven't opened it yet, though. I'm using a Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar. Activity-wise, mostly running and hiking.

Thoughts on the Garmin HRM-Pro versus the Polar H10?

Thanks!
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01-31-2023 at 11:43 PM.
The HRM-Pro Plus is only $96.88 at Amazon as well. Probably worth the extra $7 IMO.
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02-01-2023 at 06:05 AM.
Quote from manolobindo :
Hmmm. I just bought the Polar H10 for $83. Haven't opened it yet, though. I'm using a Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar. Activity-wise, mostly running and hiking.

Thoughts on the Garmin HRM-Pro versus the Polar H10?

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I would go with the pro if you can return it easily. I have the H10 because I didn't want to spend the extra money, it works great. With the pro you get a few more data fields and swimming. While I can swim with the H10, I don't think there is a good way to add that HR data to my swimming activity, if that make sense
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02-01-2023 at 06:23 AM.
Quote from manolobindo :
Hmmm. I just bought the Polar H10 for $83. Haven't opened it yet, though. I'm using a Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar. Activity-wise, mostly running and hiking.

Thoughts on the Garmin HRM-Pro versus the Polar H10?

Thanks!
H10 is slightly more accurate for heart rate (HR) measurement and is a better choice if you intend to measure heart rate variability (HRV) and need as accurate readings as possible. For regular exercises (running/cycling/swimming), very unlikely you'll see a difference between the two. HRM-Pro has additional features that are Garmin specific (power, cadence, etc). I've used an HRM-Run for the past few years (similar but has ANT+ connection only vs HRM-PRO having both ANT+ & Bluetooth). After having a few years of this extra Garmin data, I've never really found a use for it so I stopped caring about collecting it and I've since switched to the H10.

I actually recently bought both of these chest straps recently and decided to return the HRM-Pro in favor of H10 because of the lower accuracy/greater artifacts with the Garmin unit. (which was something I was not aware of until recently or I would have swapped sooner).

Source - my own measurements and Polar's published paper - https://www.polar.com/en/img/stat...-paper.pdf
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02-01-2023 at 07:43 AM.
Quote from cheapskate911 :
H10 is slightly more accurate for heart rate (HR) measurement and is a better choice if you intend to measure heart rate variability (HRV) and need as accurate readings as possible. For regular exercises (running/cycling/swimming), very unlikely you'll see a difference between the two. HRM-Pro has additional features that are Garmin specific (power, cadence, etc). I've used an HRM-Run for the past few years (similar but has ANT+ connection only vs HRM-PRO having both ANT+ & Bluetooth). After having a few years of this extra Garmin data, I've never really found a use for it so I stopped caring about collecting it and I've since switched to the H10.

I actually recently bought both of these chest straps recently and decided to return the HRM-Pro in favor of H10 because of the lower accuracy/greater artifacts with the Garmin unit. (which was something I was not aware of until recently or I would have swapped sooner).

Source - my own measurements and Polar's published paper - https://www.polar.com/en/img/stat...-paper.pdf
Not really a good comparison as they cite the older Garmin HR Sensor with Soft Strap
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02-01-2023 at 09:15 AM.
Ohh, nice timing, I was just looking into these. I'm on the edge trying to decide if this is worth it for me or not - do those of you who use a chest strap find value in it? I started digging because my current tool for monitoring HR (Forerunner 235) doesn't work for my rowing workouts no matter where or how tight I put it. It consistently reads probably half of my actual HR during the workout. I'm guessing this is more accurate for running, but I've never used one so I'm not sure if I need that extra accuracy or not.

I'm hesitant to buy one just for rowing because I hate rowing. I only do it because I don't want to run in the current 4* weather and bought a rower for winter workouts because of the "more balanced" upper/lower body workout. Probably should have just gotten a treadmill, because I just want to run.
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02-01-2023 at 06:14 PM.
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Not really a good comparison as they cite the older Garmin HR Sensor with Soft Strap
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That's why I cited my own data measurements. Unfortunately I could not find any direct comparison studies between the other straps. I went from HRM-dual years ago to HRM-Run & HRM-Tri (for the past 3-4 yrs or so). In the past 6 months or so I started tracking my HRV and noticed the artifact rate for Garmin was around 5-10%. I initially thought this was due to the ANT+ connection used by HRM-Run which led me to get the HRM-Pro strap in December as it has a BLE connection. Unfortunately, the artifact rate was the same even with bluetooth so my assumption of ANT+ vs BLE was wrong. I then tried the H10 and found it to be more accurate at 1-2%. It's too bad because I wanted the other Garmin metrics but the tradeoff wasn't worth it to me. For most people this accuracy is likely overkill and irrelevant.
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02-01-2023 at 06:16 PM.
Quote from darthalal :
Ohh, nice timing, I was just looking into these. I'm on the edge trying to decide if this is worth it for me or not - do those of you who use a chest strap find value in it? I started digging because my current tool for monitoring HR (Forerunner 235) doesn't work for my rowing workouts no matter where or how tight I put it. It consistently reads probably half of my actual HR during the workout. I'm guessing this is more accurate for running, but I've never used one so I'm not sure if I need that extra accuracy or not.

I'm hesitant to buy one just for rowing because I hate rowing. I only do it because I don't want to run in the current 4* weather and bought a rower for winter workouts because of the "more balanced" upper/lower body workout. Probably should have just gotten a treadmill, because I just want to run.
A chest strap is absolutely valuable if you care about heart rate training. Optical sensors on watches are hit or miss and can be highly inaccurate in higher intensity workouts (great for sleep tracking though). I got a rower machine during covid. I put 45 minutes on it and sold it. Got a treadmill instead and so far that has lasted over a year.
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Quote from cheapskate911 :
That's why I cited my own data measurements. Unfortunately I could not find any direct comparison studies between the other straps. I went from HRM-dual years ago to HRM-Run & HRM-Tri (for the past 3-4 yrs or so). In the past 6 months or so I started tracking my HRV and noticed the artifact rate for Garmin was around 5-10%. I initially thought this was due to the ANT+ connection used by HRM-Run which led me to get the HRM-Pro strap in December as it has a BLE connection. Unfortunately, the artifact rate was the same even with bluetooth so my assumption of ANT+ vs BLE was wrong. I then tried the H10 and found it to be more accurate at 1-2%. It's too bad because I wanted the other Garmin metrics but the tradeoff wasn't worth it to me. For most people this accuracy is likely overkill and irrelevant.
What do you mean by artifacts? Are those the spikes in heart rate seen and not a smooth plot? I mostly use a Garmin watch but have an older chest strap. I am trying to decide if it's worthwhile to upgrade.
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Last edited by sreeves3 February 1, 2023 at 06:21 PM.