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Quality of materials not up to scratch
on 14 September 2011
This unit is not the best for use on a MTB, the range of the speed sensor does not suit long forks, and the sensor itself is too flimsy - I broke one of the ends off mine pulling the zip tie. The watch unit is water proof but again the quality of materials is not great - in particular the plastic face - mine cracked when my bike fell over through the vibration going through the bars - it did not get a direct hit!the innards then got wet and the unit failed. The face of the unit should at the price they charge be a mineral glass surely.The plastic face scrathces very easily too. Polar aftermarket replaced the whole watch - at cost! despite me giving them a maximum £35 service.
If youre in the market for a cycling specific HRM - I would shy away from this one to be perfectly honest.
I do like the polar online trainer and the ability to upload workouts to your calendar. That is the best feature of the unit.