What is it with Germans? Why must they produce such brilliant machines with such horrifically fatal flaws? I loved the Sigma Sport BC1200 - but then I moved it to my stem to make way for aerobars and sweated on it - game over.
Now, my beloved Sigma HRM is shot. Changed the batteries repeatedly, finally cracked open the strap/watch and found that my perspiration had overcome the seals and spread massive corrosion. Does Erik Zabel not sweat? Or perhaps my vitriolic personality is the result of an especially corrosive body chemistry?
Anyway, when I replaced the BC1200, I grabbed the first, cheapest, wireless computer I could find. Resilience aside, it's been 3,000+ miles of wrestling with a miniscule display, crappy UI, and largely useless features (a light that illumates only 1/3rd of the face, for example). So I have decided, uncharacteristically, to ask for opinions on a new HRM.
Not much needed for features, just max/average HR from a workout and maybe, maybe HR zones, with time spent in each zone. Primary criteria are durability, readability, and price (my range is always "as cheap as possible").