|by Rob Smith RS||Date Added: Thursday 28 February, 2013|
I was pleased with the unit's connectivity worn right on my wrist as a watch. Great to be strapless and get clear readings. Battery life is short and it needs to be charged after every work out, it has however never gone out during a session. I would buy it again.
|by W.J. Podraza||Date Added: Thursday 21 February, 2013|
Works well even when playing quick movement sports like racquetball. Seems to be accurate as well. Never liked wearing the chest strap devices
|by Erin Novacek||Date Added: Friday 15 February, 2013|
I was looking for a basic monitor without a chest strap, and this does the job. Basic information about what my body is doing during workouts. Battery charging is slightly cumbersome in that once it completely dies it's not as easy as plugging it in, you have to let it charge a few minutes and then hold the power button down for a bit to get it to start charging. But that is a very minor inconvenience. Would recommend.
|by Ron Strand||Date Added: Tuesday 29 January, 2013|
My wife and I have been using these for about 2 years now and I thought I'd leave a review here after reading some of the other reviews. First of all you must READ THE DIRECTIONS. Wearing the monitor properly is key to not getting false or misleading readings. The instructions tell you to put it on and remain still for a few seconds before starting your workout. If you don't do this and let the monitor "synch?" up with you it will be confused for the duration of the workout. It only takes 15 to 20 seconds and you are ready to go. For reliable readings you cannot wear it on the wrist. We use ours about half way to the elbow facing in so it can be read easily. If you wear it too low it will lose the ability to read your pulse during during strenuous workouts like lifting. I've even had it read accurately through a long sleeved t-shirt. These things beat any strap required monitor by a mile if used properly. As to battery life? When new they lasted about 3 hours. We use them 3 or 4 times a week and have been for about 2 years. The battery life has declined to 1.5 hours so I just called epulse about getting replacement batteries. They sent me 2 new batteries at no charge and that's after all this use. That's customer service and alot of the reason I'm writing this review. We use these for biking and working out in the gym and they work great for keeping an accurate record of the amount of work you are doing if used properly. Once again READ THE DIRECTIONS and these things work great.
|by TimH||Date Added: Sunday 20 January, 2013|
Works as advertised, no issues with battery or battery life. Seems to be very accurate as well, and like the calorie counting aspects.
|by Brenda H Cumming||Date Added: Sunday 30 December, 2012|
Not a bad monitor for the price. I like that you do not need to wear a strap anymore. Comfortable and fairly easy to set up.Drawbacks: The battery life is terrible! I have to charge it after every workout. Also if you do not have the band on tight enough and it slips..you have to reset the watch to retrieve heart rate and calorie information.