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Easy to use watch/heart rate monitor
on December 22, 2011
-This device consists of a wrist-watch and a heart-rate sensor which is strapped around your chest. The sensor continuously measures your heart-rate and sends the information to your watch where it is displayed. Before the sensor can measure your heart-rate, you must moisten it slightly using some water. You can at anytime switch between displaying the time/date or displaying your heart-rate. You can also use the watch without the sensor, if you just want to display the time and the date (use it as an ordinary watch).
-The watch can display time (hours and minutes, but NO seconds) and date (month and day, but NO year)
-The heart rate monitor can display your heart rate in beats-per-minute, and after you finish your exercise, you can display the following information from the internal memory of the watch:
-how long you exercised
-your average heart rate during the exercise
-your peak heart rate during the exercise
-Very easy to use, if you just want a simple, but accurate heart rate monitor that is not expensive, get this one.
-The buttons on the watch (3 in total) are almost 1/2 inch wide, so you can easily press them with your index finger.
-The display is large and easy to read.
-There is a night-light you can activate for reading the display in the dark.
-The chest-strap with the heart-rate sensor and the watch look and feel like they are made of good quality material.
-The chest-strap is easy to take on/off and feels comfortable to wear.
-Other than the features I listed here, the watch has no other functions. For example you can NOT measure how many calories you burnt, you can NOT use it as a stop-watch, etc.
-If you want to monitor your heart rate, you MUST wear the chest-strap with the heart-rate sensor. This is a disadvantage, because I know that there are some strapless heart-rate monitor watches in the market.
-On the watch, you can set the month and the day of the month (example: 11-29 for November 29) but NOT the year. Since some months have 31 days, while some have 29, this means that you will have to re-set the date every once in a while.