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.
Summary: When I first purchased my FR70 two years ago, I loved it. For the past year I have had problems with the heart rate. I have replaced batteries (at the jeweler's, and tried two different straps. It no longer works consistently and is unreliable. I will start my workout with a heart rate reading and then it will show nothing except the seconds passing. Very disappointed that I can't get an accurate result on calorie burn or heart rate data.
Summary: I have been trying to replace my previous sports watch but was debating between all the options. Finally I decided to go with a brand that had been around for sometime and had a lot of positive feedback. I have been running for years and years and the more research I did, it was obvious that knowing your HR while training is extremely beneficial I have also purchased the Foot Pod and the combination of the two are great!
Summary: Looses my heart rate almost every time I wear it therefore it stops counting my calories, which is the only reason I bought it. I wanted to see how many calories I burned during my workouts and it's never accurate.
Summary: Heart rate monitor strap didn't work, tried changing battery still wouldn't work. Very little direction on the use of the device, only initial set up directions provided. Returned item and chose something else.