Summary: Up until I got the PoolMateHR my swimming sessions were boring. Was I swimming faster? Is that 1500 or 1600m now? Was that last set quicker or slower than last time? Am I getting better? How I wish my myopia did not prevent me from seeing the timing clock!
Summary: I swim about 7 to 8 miles a week. Keeping track of my laps is very important and hard to do at times. I found this watch to be extremely accurate in keeping my lap count. The quality of the watch is excellent. I have a very large wrist and the watch fit very well. If my wrist was small the band would fit just as good since my wife who is very small tried it on and it worked for her too.
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Versatile, Good Fit, accurate lap counting
Summary: As a swimming-specific HR watch the least I expected that it would constantly monitor my heart rate. Unfortunately, even after it has made contact with the chest band it appears to lose it when swimming, giving a ridiculously low reading and needing me to stand out of the water at the end of each set in order to get a reading again. It also switches itself off after 11 sets, which is a major frustration as I rely on it to keep the record and not my memory.