Sports Instruments Pro 9 Metal Heart Rate Monitor

DESCRIPTION

  • 5-Zone Automatic Programming
  • Dual Time Zone Settings
  • 5-Automatically Programmed Training Zones
  • Chronograph: 100-Lap 200-Hour
  • Percentage of Time Spent in Each Training Zone

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 07, 2012]
Mike

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

inexpensive

Weakness:

Poor band quality

Is any one still looking for a band? I am looking at having a few made (rubber only) I have only had the part with the holes in break. I would be happy to have a few sets made if there is still interest in this product.

I can be reached at [email protected]

[Jul 15, 2010]
Randall
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Great Design ease of use, multiple functions lots of lap counters, Heart rate function works great. I liked the band for ease of changing, and the battery was easy to change as well. Solid construction.

Weakness:

Band breaks, have gone through a number of them and can no longer find a replacement

If you have it, you won't for long as the band will break if it has not already done so. Don't waste your money, find some other product that you will be able to find replacement parts for.

[Nov 29, 2009]
nb
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a well designed HRM for runners. It has five zones which are set via either your max HR or resting HR. The workout data tells you how many minutes and what % of the workout you spent in each zone. For each lap you get an average HR, a max and a min. Zone 3 corresponds to long run zone, Zone 4 tempo, Zone five speed. This is about all you need to do a serious training run. I've used it in marathon races and wherever you know the mile markers or the distance.

Weakness:

The plastic watch band breaks about once every year. I have gone through five of them. It is nearly impossible to use the watch with any off the shelf band and I can no longer find the manufacturer of the product. So while the watch works fine 5 years on, it is the band that makes it obsolete.

IF you can the PRO 9 Metal for this price but you'll need an allen wrench to replace the battery and the watch band will go in a year if you wear it every day. You can't find anything as inexpensive as this that does as much as this and does it as well.

Similar Products Used:

Timex Ironman HRM, Garmin ForeRunner 201 (no HRM)

[Jul 13, 2009]
BJ
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Watch is/was very tough. Stood up to anything thrown at it - cold, heat, water, sweat, bumps, drops, scrapes, etc. Accurate and reliable.

Weakness:

Battery life average. Less than one year use and need for new battery only installed by "qualified" reps. They won't send you one. BIGGEST problem - watch band sucks. Gone through 5 of them in less than 2 years. Cheap plastic that always broke on latch side.

The company has stopped manufacturing this model. After calling to buy another band, they stopped making this specific replacement band as well. IF I can find substitute or retrofit another band - I'll keep using it, but.....

If you have one and your band breaks, you are S.O.L.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Jun 18, 2009]
jomo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

easy to use

Weakness:

watchband wears out too quickly

I've been using this HR monitor for a little over 2 years (mainly for running) and it works great except for the fact that I've had to replace the band twice already and unfortunately didn't keep the receipt. I'm having trouble finding a supplier to replace the band (3rd time). Other than the band issue, it's a great monitor for the price.

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