Got up this morning, put on my running shoes and went for my 3-mile run around the neighborhood in the fresh air. A neighbor of mine accompanies me and we truly enjoy the solace we get from this grueling workout. We run up and down steep and not-so-steep hills and at the end it is very rewarding because we got it in.
I received a heart rate monitor watch this past Christmas and as you all know I lost one and purchased a new one just this past May 2012. The watch has several features I like to take advantage of including calculating average HRM, speed and distance. That it takes the guessing out of it.
Well the problem I have with the watch is….it doesn’t calculate my proper heart rate. Each time I finish using it and look down it shows my average heart rate in the high 100′s or even 200′s! I mean I am all that but COME ONE!!!!
I called Sportline about it, spoke to their representative and basically he told me….this is a known issue with the watch and there is nothing neither I nor they can do about it. They offerred to replace it with the same model but what sense does that make? This is the 1st replacement and it doesn’t work consistently. What will another replacement serve? *Sigh*.
I am back in the market for another heart rate monitor watch. What other brand of heart rate monitors does everyone suggest considering I want to calculate and track my heart rate plus be able to report speed, distance and possibly location/GPS. I am now willing to pay a little more for a quality heart rate monitor.
I am sadly disappointed with my Sportline Duo 1060. Farewell dear friend. Parting is such sweet sorrow but we must depart because you can’t satisfy me. Bye bye…PLUNK in the trash.
- Heart Rate Monitor Watch (femmefitaleblog.com)