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Good HRM, shame about the connectivity
on 29 September 2011
I use this heart-rate-monitor (HRM) daily when I'm running and cycling and once you've gone through the process of setting it up, it takes seconds to get going. The watch is comfortable to wear on the wrist and the buttons are large enough to be easily accessible even when jogging or cycling about. The screen is also large enough to be clear without having to stop and stare at it. The watch also packs a bunch of additional features such as a fitness test which I have found to be in-step with a Cooper fitness assessment and a fitness log to keep track of your workouts. You can also program the watch with various work-outs so that you can easily change settings without having to re-enter targets and training times.
The downsides I have found to this watch are:
- The case can be marked quite easily. This includes both the face of the watch and the rubber outer.
- You need to buy additional accessories if you want to liberate your training data for analysis, but this data is not easily shared with applications apart from Polar's own web app.
Overall, I'd give it 4 stars and would be happy to recommend it to fellow fitness fanatics interested in improving the quality of their training. The downsides are design issues that Polar should address or at least improve upon, but in the interim the watch packs plenty of features for the price and is straightforward to use.