Strengths: Easy to use whilst training and simple to review / interpret aftewards. Very lightweight and attractive to look at. Very reliable watch which has most of the functions that a runner who is new to heart rate training would wish to see. Good sized display and comfortable to wear.
Weaknesses: LED light does not stay on for long enough to be of much use when running. Rubber strap can 'grab' cuffs of running tops and is irritating.
Overall: I would be more than happy to recommend this watch to anyone new to training with a heart rate monitor. It was my first watch and has proved to be a useful tool when assessing the session you have just done and in addition your overall progress as you work towards a specific goal. Whilst it doesn't have some of the features of the more expensive watches on the market quite simply this isn't one of the more expensive watches on the scene ! Great investment at a very reasonable price !