(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Monitor but buyer beware
Easy to read dial
Good Battery Performance
Pairs Easily With Iphone
buttons are small
Lacks Exercise Modes
No Lighted Dial
I read the CR evaluation before purchasing this monitor, and was impressed enough to purchase this product. I have an iPhone with an exercise app which tracks all my pertinent information including course, times, inclination, etc. This product pairs with and works flawlessly with it. <br />Buyer Beware - If you run or fast walk this device is spot on accurate 99% of the time, I think that is because it is optimized to work best when your forearm is bent or held somewhat parallel to the ground as in running or fast walking. If the arm is held down as in normal walking/hiking or slightly bent as in biking the reading is way off rendering the device useless. The company should provide additional algorithms for walking and biking which would account for the difference in blood flow when the arm is not parallel. If you wear it for walking or hiking and keep your forearm bent it will work excellently but that is awkward when you hike for hours on end. You must also be careful not to wear the band too tight around your wrist for a long period of time. It really doesn't have to be worn very tight anyway so test it yourself for comfort and function.<br /><br />I don't make much use of the max, min, and in-zone features because the app on my phones captures that information and displays it in a far better format.<br />There is no history function either on the monitor which will be an issue if you don't use a phone app with the monitor. <br />Please keep in mind that if you use a phone app the phone must be with you when you wear the monitor. You can't save the data and download it later.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.