[Amazon.ca] Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap $97.57 (20% off)
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The H10 is probably the highest quality and most accurate ECG chest strap, it edges out Garmin devices with minor improvements. It supports concurrent BLE/ANT+ connections so I was able to view my heart rate on a rowing machine and record it on my phone at the same time.
This would be good for swimmers as the enclosure is water proof and the device has memory to sync to your phone when you're done. The other use case I can think of is people who don't want to be distracted by a watch or phone while running or biking. ECG sensors will typically be more accurate than PPG and this will beat out virtually every watch as it's less subject to variations from clenching your wrist like a watch would be. I've personally compared about 10 or 15 devices and some of the watches stray as far as 30-40 BPM from actual heart rate at higher ranges (eg. showing 150BPM when I'm at 190BPM)