What is best to measure heart rate?

Chest strap is the industry standard. Pros and cons are what you would expect, you need to either always wear the chest strap or always wear the helmet. I use a chest strap for longer rides or harder training sessions and I have a wrist based monitor I wear and use for commutes etc.
 
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Chest strap is the industry standard. Pros and cons are what you would expect, you need to either always wear the chest strap or always wear the helmet. I use a chest strap for longer rides or harder training sessions and I have a wrist based monitor I wear and use for commutes etc.
Thank you King Boonen
 
No problem. I should have also said that a chest strap is independent of any other equipment, a helmet monitor either ties you to that brand/one it'll retrofit to if you can remove it or has to be replaced when the helmet is, means you can't wear different helmets, has a much lower battery life etc. For me personally, the simplicity over the chest strap would be outweighed by having to remember to charge the thing.
 
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I see. It looks like I'll go with the strap then. I'll also change the speedometer. I had a wahoo but it was quite unstable. Kept giving me problems. Thanks for the great info.
 
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My choice is also the chest strap. It's the most popular, reliable, durable, and affordable. But it could make it difficult for obese people (BMI over 30) and women.
 
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I have a Polar H10 chest strap and a Polar Verity Sense which fits on the arm.

Having done a few running and cycling comparisons the Verity Sense performs well against the H10 and has become my default choice, particularly during running, where I find chest straps too restrictive.
 
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