Cardiosport Heartsafe TZ Heart Rate Monitor

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $135.00


Product Description

Cardiosport Heartsafe TZ


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jonas Jakobsen a Racer from Copenhagen, Denmark

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap. It can take a lot of sweat and rain. Easy to operate. Training Zone function is good.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes it does not show my HR at all and sometimes it shows a way too high or low HR - and not because it is used near other HRMs which is also not a good idea. It interfears with other HRMs so that you cannot rely on the display. Too few functions - I really miss the average HR function.

Bottom Line:   
Ok, the price taken in consideration I guess it is maybe an all right HRM. But the unstability cannot be forgiven. I can see in another review on this page, that I am not the only one who have experienced this weakness! I have just bought a Sigma PC14 HRM. Looking forward to see if that is better!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Føtex (departmnt store/supermarket)

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Mixed 105, ultegra, dura ace.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark Straka a Weekend Warrior from Chicago

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Strengths:    Great features when it worked, easy to read display

Weaknesses:    Buttons stopped functioning, heart rate would only transmit about 50% of the time, poor customer service (Cardiosport as a Co.)

Bottom Line:   
When the thing worked (4 months) it was great. The buttons would only work some of the time (???) after a few months, and then the thing would only pick up what seamed to be 1/2 my heart rate, eventually wouldn't pick up any beats for a good portion of my workouts. Went through all the re-adjustments, changed batteries, etc., etc., yet unit still did not function like my trouble free old Polar. Cardiosport is impossible to get a hold of, doesn't return phone calls or emails and was just a blatant hassle to deal with. When they finally did decided to warrantee their product, it took about 3 months to get it back, at which time I received a used replacement. I realize once in a while a product can be defective, but stand behind it?!?! Best advice - not matter how well others review their products, I wouldn't patronize them as their company sucks.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Polar Pacer, Sigma Sport PC 14


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cesar from Palo Alto

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2000

Strengths:    Not ugly
Measures heart rate
Keeps track of time in zone


Weaknesses:    No zone preprogramming

Bottom Line:   
This would be a very good HRM if you could preprogram zones. Think about this when you choose your HRM: if you train every day, you will want alternate hard and recovery days, so you will want a different zone every day. With this HRM (and most of others I guess) you need to reprogram the target zone heart beats every time. If only you had the option of saying "zone 1 is this, zone 2 is this" once and then just choose the zone the annoyance would be eliminated. Also, I would like more memory for HR recording. All in all, a good HRM.

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Favorite Trail:   Page Mill - La Honda

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Bianchi

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Craig Young a Weekend Warrior from Wheaton, IL

Date Reviewed: August 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Easy to Use
Can change the batteries
Can't get it to not work right


Weaknesses:    
No computer interface


Bottom Line:   
Highly recommended. Other people have complained about their HRMs cutting out near power lines, etc. Have not had any problems with the Cardiosport.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
Bianchi Road bike

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Colton a Weekend Warrior from Oklahoma City, OK

Date Reviewed: August 5, 1999

Strengths:    
Easy to read, and easy to use. Can replace battery in monitor without sending back to manufacturer.


Weaknesses:    
Wrist band cheap, and tears easy


Bottom Line:   
Overall a great HRM. Good functions, easy to get to the buttons. A better price than Polar for more functions.

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Favorite Trail:   
All

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Bike Nasbar



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Gary a Weekend Warrior from Kalamazoo

Date Reviewed: June 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Great HR, it has not let me down one bit while acting as my training partner. Cardio Sport offeres the most bang for your buck. Polar look out for Cardio Sports following is growing strong.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Cross-Country Rider from ND

Date Reviewed: April 7, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Ok I haven't recived this product yet. But so far I have heard good things about it. Marco Pantani use this one and is the Tour De France Champion. So it has to be good. And it cost half the price of their competions model. So I will let you know how I feel about this product in the future. I will keep ya posted. Have fun riding.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a racer from St. Louis

Date Reviewed: March 4, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Ive had this product for one year. Mostly mounted on the handelbar (handelbar mount provide with the monitor FREE)it has held up great. No amount of jarring, sweat,slobber, or mud has made it miss a beat. It has not required any maintenace or even a change of battery. This product is bombproof, just stap it on and GO! I highly recommend this monitor.

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