I actually use the Recovery Time feature on my 1030, as a general tool. I only use heart rate.
Is the 1030 the only place I can see the Recovery Time? It seems to be attached to the Garmin, not the ride itself. It would be great if it was attached to each ride, then you could see improvement over the same rides as time goes on.
Is there a way to turn it off for certain activity screens? I sometimes record my heart rate during sleep, which knocks my recovery time down to the minimum. i.e. if I was counting down at 30 hours then record my sleep, it will be down to 6 hours in the morning.