Performance HR400 Heart Rate Monitor

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $140.00

Product Description

Performance HR400

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mario a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, Washington

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2001

Strengths:    Simple to use

Weaknesses:    Can not turn off audible warning. Beeping can be annoying when audible warning is not required at times.

Bottom Line:   
This was the high-end HRM from Performance until they came out with the HR-600 this year, 2001. Great basic HRM. But I need more features on it, and I did not like not being able to turn off the audible warn when I need to. So I returned this HR-400, and got the HR-600 instead for $30 more. With the HR-600 you can turn off the warning sound, and you have last max/avg, and interval training. For something a little above basic HRM's, get the HR-400. But for a more great to have feature, get the HR-600.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Polar XT

Bike Setup:   Serrota, D Ace

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alf a Cross Country Rider from the frozen high desert of SW Wyoming

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

Strengths:    Accurate, easy to use

Weaknesses:    Didn't hold up.

Bottom Line:   
The thing fizzled after a little over a year. Just past the warranty date. Up until then it was great. It is easy to use and seemed to be very accurate. It apparently just didn't hold up to being mounted on the handlebar. I'll probably go to a Polar next.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Stockton, CA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2000

Strengths:    My 1st heart rate monitor, was on sale for $50 off. The display shows the % of max heart rate is nice. So far its easy to use

Weaknesses:    The % display is hard to read & does not have a max heart rate function (which it appears not many monitors d)

Bottom Line:   
I think this will be a great training tool....just takes some getting used too.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   C-dale SuperV1000

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by ad a Cross-Country Rider from brooklyn, ny

Date Reviewed: December 7, 1999

displays HR as % of max
comes with bike mount

uncomfortable wrist band
doesn't record max HR

Bottom Line:   
The HR400 was made specifically for cycling (no lap splits), has lots of features and limit/recovery alarms which can be made inaudible. I bought it because its the only monitor that displays HR simultaneously in bpm and as a % of your max. This is useful for indoor trainer workouts, as you don't have to remember number ranges (ie 160-175) to stay on track.
I've started running though and the % display is small and hard to read at a glance while moving. This is not an issue on the bike though, as your upper body is still. It doesn't record your max HR for the workout though. A feature I sorely missed as I forgot to look at my watch during the finishing kick of a race. You do get an avg HR for the workout. The handlebar mount seems a bit dicey to use off-road, as its just a nylon strap stretched tight around a piece of foam. Works fine on the trainer though. Overall a lot of functions for an inexpensive price.
For a full list of features you can download the manual at

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Favorite Trail:   
south mountain

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
Klein Attitude Comp
Klein Stage Comp

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Wutt a racer from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: February 12, 1999

Bottom Line:   

I have never used a heart rate monitor before, but I must say that the HR400 is a lot of HR monitor for the money. It has every function (minus computer downloads and coded transmissions) that you could want, including a user replaceable battery in the chest strap and in the receiver, water-resistance to 60m (so you can swim with it), and a handlebar mount. We'll see about the durability, but so far so good. It is also quite easy to use (no more difficult than a digital watch). Cheers to a quality and yet inexpensive HR monitor.

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