Originally Posted by Grissim Connery
so what is the real benefit of the expensive heart rate monitors over the cheaper ones? are the cheap ones accurate enough?
Expensive HRMs have more features. You can do splits, time spent in each zone, download options, etc. I have two cheap watches and one on my bike that measure time and HR, and, at the end, the average HR. That's all I need. If all you need is to monitor the zone you're in at that moment, you don't need to spend a lot of money.