Rated 5 out of 5Â by prothopectore Should be mandatory in highschool gym classes
I'm just a country bumpkin. been bicycling / mountain bikin' since I was a wee lad. I never really understood heart rate limits. I used to push myself so hard without realizing I was doing damage....I didn't have a tachometer. I got bi-lateral DVT and CVI back in 2012. Doc. told me to never go above 180 on my heart rate. So I purchased this amazing Heart Rate Monitor from Polar. K.I.S.S. principle! keep it simple stupid! this heart rate monitor gives me everything I need to know about my heart rate and the range and time and Average and Maximum heart rates logged. This thing I built like a tank. It's April 2016 now and I've used this for a few hours a week since March 2013. I even sleep with it on 1 or 2 nights a week to log my sleeping heart rate. Also wear this while strength training, it works. In my opinion the best heart rate monitor available on the market. Thank you Polar for giving my doctor and myself the needed peace of mind to keep my dumb butt from blowin' my heart up or dislodging a clot while im out rehabbing myself. If anything ever happens to this heart rate monitor I will replace it with the exact same make n' model.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Celeste nice but....needs some better stitching.
this is about the 5th one I brought!!! Love them...plain simple and thats all I need to check my heart rate. Once battery goes, you have to buy a whole new set. I use it everyday and in all kinds of fitness. However, this last one, the stitching from the edge that connects the break apart thing to get band off, came un stitched and now worthless. Am not a sewer but took it to a tailor shop to restitch and can use again. Told them to make heavier stitching. so , if the people who make these, need to make it re enforced stitching. I will still buy them.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Skyle waste of money
I got this for a Christmas present and am so disappointed the packaging got thrown away. It takes forever for it to pick up my heart rate and then it says it's 40BPM when I know it's not - when it gets above 100BPM it start tracking, maybe a records it a little high...I'm not quiet sure though because it spends about 10 minutes or more on each of the functions and rarely gets to telling me my heart rate - SOOOO frustrating. Â If you press the one "easy" button to try to get it to scan, it stops the whole workout. Â What a waste of money.Â
Rated 2 out of 5Â by treebeard Disappointed
I've been satisfied with my polar products in the past - the main problem here is that the instructions are so poor. I can see under "file" the total amount of time spent exercising, the average heart rate and the maximum heart rate, but what the heck does the last number mean? Nothing in the instructions explains how to use the watch - you have to figure it out by trial and error.