Customer Review

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic heart monitor, 31 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Beurer PM25 Award Winning Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Sports)
I bought this to replace an old basic Polar monitor after its battery went - since I didn't think I could replace it myself (following the reviews when I bought it). An attraction of the Beurer monitor was that reviewers said that they could replace the batteries themselves. This indeed looks straightforward for the chest strap (battery inaccessible on the Polar), though a little tricky for the monitor: you'd have to take the back off.

This monitor does all I need of it at least as well as the old Polar one did. It doesn't give me weekly summaries, but these weren't much use. It doesn't have algorithms for suggesting what my safe limits should be - but I didn't like these at all. It does give me a reliable heart rate (though with a bit more fluctuation, perhaps), and average heart rate, time at high, low and between rates, estimated calories and fat burn at the end of the exercise. It isn't as clever as the old Polar, but that makes it easier to use. I wear it at the gym and when running. The chest strap works fine with the gym machines, allowing me to use the cardio programmes.

There is probably not much to choose between this and the base model Polar (which has moved on since my old one). The Beurer is a bit simpler, and so probably better if you only want basic functionality. And you can replace the batteries more easily.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.8 out of 5 stars (178 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (87)
4 star:
 (37)
3 star:
 (15)
2 star:
 (12)
1 star:
 (27)
 
 
 
39.99 37.04
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

M. Green
(REAL NAME)   

Location: London, England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 117,457