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> is anyone using a heart rate monitor watch and downloading/viewing the
> data in gentoo? If so, what brand if monitor du you use? I would like
> to buy one and would prefer buying from a manufacturer that isn't too
> linux-hostile. Here in Sweden the most common brands are Polar and
> Suunto, how well do their watches work with gentoo? Do they use highly
> obfuscated formats and bizarre nonstandard usb-stuff for downloading
> data or i it all fairly straightforward stuff that can be plotted
> almost right away in gnuplot, octave or similar software?
The first choice:
It seems that Polar spits out just raw sound, and someone did a hack to read it:
There is also:
Otherwise you can build your own linux heart monitor! :
In general it seems to me Polar it's the most widely supported brand.
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