recording drops out at low heart rates making this unit useless for holter monitor type measurements
4 weeks ago
Summary: Buttons hard to push; watch is slow to respond button pushes; recording drops out at low heart rates making this unit useless for holter monitor type measurements; haven't been able to import data into Excel 2010 on a Win7 machine; chest strap is a pain to use because it hooks in two places making it easy for one fastener to release before the other one is engaged. That said, it does record pulse rate, and it does display it over time in several graphical formats.
Summary: The heart rate monitor on this watch involves a belt that you wear. It doesn't read correctly very often. It does not measure distance unless you have another (bought separate) little item which ties to your shoe. I prefer the older version which didn't require all the different parts. I do like it as a wrist watch! I'm a nurse and wear it to work. I wish that the seconds counter and the light would stay on for a full minute. thats what i use it for.
Summary: I bought a refurbished watch and have enjoyed using it. I have not tried it outside with GPS yet so I can't rate that aspect of it. I look forward to testing it out. The main reason I give it 4 stars is because it can be difficult to get the buttons to press down and is quite a pain to try and go through setting it up. I enjoy the link to Garmin Connect very much but when the update is not installed it can interfere.
Summary: Don't let negative reviews of this watch scare you from giving it a try! You don't need/want a GPS watch because this watch paired with a footpod is so much better. No need to worry about getting a satellite signal in bad weather, you can use it on a treadmill, indoors or out. The feedback and data gathered is more information that I know what to do with! You can calibrate the footpod to increase accuracy (more accurate than GPS watches). I've owned an FR60 since 2011.
Summary: I use this watch to keep track of heart rate and calories burned in spin class. I still need to spend some time with the manual, but it's working well for a relatively inexpensive HR monitor. It's nice that it synchs with Garmin Connect to keep my indoor cycling and outdoor (off my Garmin Edge) in the same place. It seems to get pretty accurate HR readings without the occasional impossibly high readings I sometimes get on my Edge.
Summary: I have bought two of these watches in the last two years, and both have failed me miserably. The first one leaked inexplicably and then the screen went blank. The watch is supposed to be waterproof, so I don't know why it did this. I replaced it for $150 or more. The replacement watch worked fine until I needed to replace the battery. I followed the instructions in the manual to replace it, but the screen just said "Error" after I did this. Nothing I can do will fix it.