Summary: Sturdy product. The simplest and cheapest heart rate monitor you can get. The chest stripe kinda bothers me because it has to stay really tight to get proper readings. Next time I will get an integrated wrist only unit.
Summary: The heart rate monitor itself is not bad and does what it is supposed to. This is a very basic model and navigating through the menus can be a time-consuming process. The unit has only one button so in order to confirm your input you have to wait around a few seconds instead of pushing another button (which isn’t there). The system takes your waiting as confirmation of your input. Other than that, this piece of equipment is rather straight forward.
Summary: This heart rate monitor is very no frills, but that's exactly what I expected. It does the trick, and the chest strap is comfortable. The zone function that can be set to beep with you go out of the zone you set is a very nice feature. You don't have to constantly look at the watch to know you're working out in the desired zone.
Summary: Spent a lot of time looking for heart monitor I could use while swimming... ended up with this one. Thrilled I did. Works great in the water... as long as you stay away from the breast stroke (putting the watch close to the chest band makes it change modes). Very visible in the water given the large numbers (even if you are short sighted like I am). Dries out without problem.
Summary: When this thing worked, it worked well. Problem was, there was no consistently good operation. I followed all directions completely, yet sometimes the wrist unit would indicate my heart rate; other times not at all - and during the same exercise period! I ensured the transmitter sensors were completely wet, and my perspiration should have taken over from there.