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Take THAT unnecessarily expensive Bluetooth heart rate monitors!
on 4 September 2014
I received this heart rate monitor a couple of months ago now, and have a had a passionate and exciting summer with it strapped to my chest.
It isn't waterproof as far as I know, and seeing as I'm not a tech guru or writer who received this for free, I am unwilling to test that ability.
It's a simple heart rate monitor, attaches to the strap via two "poppers", and is rather intuitive, as the text on the front needs to be in the correct, normal orientation for the monitor to analyse and transmit heart rhythms correctly. The strap connects to itself after passing around the chest via a small metal bar, the length of which is the same width as the strap itself. I might add that it is perfectly secure, and unobtrusive. The strap adjusts in the same way one might expect to adjust a man-bag/ hand-bag strap.
I use this monitor with Runtastic Pro, and Runtastic 6-Pack Trainer, on an iPhone 5s, and have yet to have any issues what-so-ever. Initial connection to my iPhone was very simple, and took less than ten seconds. Connectivity with the phone (whilst in an arm-band) during activity has been flawless, and I haven't experienced any drop out or sporadic or anomalous readings.
One tiny gripe I have, which technically belongs to my lovely girl-friend, is the strap sizing. The device comes with one strap that adjusts a lot. It fits me (~52" Chest, 115kg male) at almost its furthest reach, however doesn't adjust small enough to fit my wonderful companion (47kg female). This is only minor however, as I bought the device for myself and not her, but thought it may be worth mentioning.
All in all this device has given me exactly what I asked for, with no problems or glitches. It has done all this as well at half the price of it's competitors, which as a student I was naturally drawn to.
Solid effort chaps, take my 5 stars.