Reviewed by Bexter from Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This is your standard HR monitor with a band that goes around your chest and a readout unit that can be worn as a watch or mounted on your handlebars with the included device.
I didn't say that it was uncomfortable because all HR monitors like this mean wearing a sort of rubber strap on your chest and this is about the same as others I have used. It is easy to put on and adjust.
The monitor only has one button and is pretty easy to use if you read the brief directions. The handlebar mount uses a sort of heavy rubber band and looks easy to attach, but I haven't tried it yet.
Nothing fancy, but a good value that won't drive you nuts.
Best Uses: Running, Spinning, Treadmill
Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete
Pros: Accurate, Easy To Use, Gives A Quick Reading
Reviewed by Opal from Denver on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
My husband ordered the next model up from this one and sent it back because he didn't realize that one required the user to rig up this strap around their chest. He thought this one didn't. However, he was wrong. It also requires the "rigging" and to him, the large plastic piece and band looked uncomfortable. He couldn't picture using it so he sent it back. We have no idea if the product works well or not. He was just put off by having to hook himself up. I agree. Probably all of these heart monitors work like this and we are just not the right people for this type of product.
Reviewed by Boulderite from Boulder, CO on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I should have checked the [@]reviews for this watch -- it has a 1-star rating there. It does work occasionally but often the watch does not pick up the signal from the band. (Of course it worked out of the box so I threw away the packaging and cannot return it.)