34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great fitness aid, 26 Feb 2012
There are a few things you will need to read in the instructions - for example how to set the date / time and access the different modes but once you've done that this is a very simple piece of kit.
The elastic strap goes horizontally across the solar plexis or breast bone I think, with the reader in the middle - not on the left.
Put it into heart mode, click again for it to start reading, and off you go. The strap is not uncomfortable to run in, but keep it reasonably tight to stay in place - especially if you are thin - not like me!
There are so many uses for this device. Firstly it shows how high your hear goes if you go out running from 'cold'. I went up to 210bpm, but once I was warmed up it went down, first to 180 then 160. Next time I'll take it more gently to start. It's also good to get you moving. When I rested between running spells, I used 110bpm to start running again.
Also you can take off the watch and attach it to your bike or device in the gym eg rowing. The watch is waterproof.