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Thank GOD there's someone that actually says something useful.
justagigilo85 wrote:I bought this heart rate monitor when it was available in May. I've used it in every workout since it arrived, and I wouldn't workout again without it!
If you're wondering, a heart rate monitor like this can tell you how hard you're working out and will lead to more efficient workouts.
The chest transmitter, however, is NOT water resistant. Can't use it for swimming. But the cardio machines at my gym pick up it's signal, so I don't have to hold onto those handles, or look at the watch to check my heart rate (though you will need the watch to activate the chest strap).
The chest strap needs getting used to. The day it arrived, I wore it for 24 hours (minus shower time) and even slept with it on. SO, I can vouch for it's comfort. My chest is about 38" so I had to adjust the strap almost to the point where I couldn't tighten it anymore. So there's plenty of give for some of you not so slim wooters.
The contact points on the transmitter belt need to be moistened prior to each use. Some people use saliva and lick them. I'd rather not lick something that's been profusely sweated on, so prior to working out, i'll put a little bit of lotion on it (I use Cetaphil).
If you're comparing a heart rate monitor with a chest strap as oppose to one minus a chest strap, pick this one. You won't get as accurate and consistent of a reading from those other ones.
Guys, this is THE reason I joined w00t. I missed the January one, and checked the site every morning religiously until it was on sale again. I have no cons to mention, and i HIGHLY recommend this product. Don't miss out on this!
I bought a bunch of stuff and all I have left is this not-very-witty signature.