8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
exceptional for the price,
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This review is from: Ultrasport Heart Rate Monitor with Chest Strap (Sports)
I decided to buy a cheap monitor when my third (in about 30 years which cost £70.00 in 1991) died and would have cost more than this one to fix. I am old now and don't need high performance monitors so decided this would do and I am absolutely delighted with it.
Contrary to many reviews I found the instructions extremely easy to follow and clear as long as you read them and do exactly what it says! Possibly if you have never had a monitor before it is confusing until you get your head round the various screens and certainly the print is small - par for the course with kit like this I am afraid.
It has all the average person needs and more. Heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate and the facility to fix a different max rate if you need it for health or training reasons. Easy to use stopwatch and count down timer are both useful. Guess the only thing it doesn't have is calories burned - which I didn't need anyhow.
For those who find the instructions difficult the following might help:
Remember the watch is a mini computer so the principles are much the same.....think of it as a filing cabinet with each function a separate 'drawer'
from your main screen (time) you access each function (drawer) by pressing the bottom left button (mode)
Once in a drawer (function) you access all the individual files (different parts of the function) mainly by using the right hand buttons (u) (d). These buttons where you need to go up and down perform that function but they also do other things. The get out of jail free card is the bottom left button which takes you back to the main screen ( drawers) - press it a couple of times and you will get back to the main (time) screen and can start again if you have become confused and lost your place somewhere along he way.
Example: wearing chest strap and watch (d) gets you to screen with heart and dots then (u) then gets you to screen where your own heart rate and % is shown. I stay in this screen while training so I can keep an eye on the fluctuations of my heart rate - get familiar with this first then when you are comfortable with it you can start moving into the screens where you can use the stop watch etc