Top positive review
Easy to use, reliable and comfortable heart monitor
on 12 October 2011
Having used Timex watches before, I was concerned that the heart monitor might stop working after a period of use (my experience with Timex), but the Garmin heart monitor strap seems to be much more reliable. There are a couple of features I miss from my Timex watch (e.g. my recovery rate and current heart zone) but generally it's a great watch. I like the large display and comfortable watch strap. The memory of prior runs is also a great feature, so I can easily see when I ran and how hard and far. The menu system is very simple to use with up/down buttons and "back" to return. I separately bought the optional foot pod and found it to be very reliable (it guessed I had ran 25.2 miles when I'd completed 26.2) and I'll probably calibrate it to improve the accuracy. The watch display is easy to read while running. It displays the total run duration, not the duration of the current lap. This is generally what I want, but not always. The watch I received was missing a user manual but I found it easily by Googling "fr60 manual" and downloading the PDF file. I'd recommend this watch, but do check the price of the FR60 deal that includes the foot pod - it's definitely worth including.