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Discussion: Heart Beats

in: TheInvisibleLog; TheInvisibleLog > 2020-04-20

Apr 20, 2020 7:32 AM # 
gruver:
Heh heh. I've been avoiding hill running while I get some hamstrings under control but tonight I ran my 4km "home block" barely faster than a good walk. Garmin feels that was "highly impacting". In the first part, downhill and flat, it claims HR was 140-145. And cadence was guess what 140-145. At the start of the sustained uphill, HR mysteriously dropped 20bpm, then gradually rose again. Well that part might be true. But I doubt it. I was completely un-puffed.
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Apr 21, 2020 1:12 PM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
To have any faith in the Garmin wrist HR, I have to wear the watch facing inwards toward the body and uncomfortably tight.
Apr 22, 2020 5:12 AM # 
gruver:
And then, perhaps, the GPS aerial is shielded by your body and the positional accuracy is worse. An example of "the invisible arm of the market".
Apr 22, 2020 6:30 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
GPS isn't that bad. Its one of the older models so the antenna isn't micro. I regularly have this on together with an eTrex and the Samsung inbuilt tablet gps when mapping. If it wasn't for the "smart recording" function, I think the forerunner would do better than the eTrex.

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