Strengths: - Lots of features to keep the more low-key (or not-very-gadgety) runner/fitness enthusiast interested. - Variety of colours available - Clear display - Wearlink chest-strap (incredibly comfortable!) - Mostly straightforward features
Weaknesses: - Not enough features for most runners (this HRM is really for the fitness enthusiast) - 'MyOwnIndex' feature is really not that useful for the serious runner - Small (if clear) display - Female-targeted (this watch is quite pretty and girly in person) - The layout could be made much simpler - Only allows you to input HR zones up to 199bpm (not so great if your max is higher) - All %'s given by HRM are based on the 220-age formula (which can be about 15bpm out of range for many people)
Overall: This HRM is very nice to look at, but the features are really for a female fitness enthusiast rather than the more serious runner (male OR female). It promises a lot, but doesn't seem to deliver.
I wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for a simpyl HRM because it has too many features, but I also wouldn't recommend it to the more serious runner as it doesn't have enough features!
Recommended for the fitness enthusiasts out there (especially female!).
Strengths: - No need to wait for GPS signal to catch - Can be used in doors and out - No need for calibration - Large, clear display - Large buttons - Wearlink transmitter
Weaknesses: - Could be too chunky on a small wrist - Foot pod seems a little fragile - Calibration required for best accuracy
Overall: It's nice to have the entire speed/distance/HRM all in one package without the need to be outdoors to use it. However, having to strap three seperate items on is not too great, and for the best accuracy, calibration is recommended.