Strap Works Great. Atrial fibrillation Causes Minor Problems (Posted on March 24, 2012)Review by Christopher K.
- The strap sends the heartbeats that it receives to the treadmill computer. If you have Atrial Fibrillation as I do, the computer seems to have a difficult time interpreting the erratic data received. Using the Chest Strap, my Heart Rate monitor tends to hover around 100 beats per minute. When I use the handlebar sensors, my rate will climb above 120 bpm (my target). I also take beta blocker at 5 am which keeps my morning Heart Rate below 100 bpm no matter what. Identical exercise in the afternoon allows the rate to climb to 120. I believe that the chest strap is an important part of the overall treadmill purchase. It is a small % of the treadmill price. Even if you have Atrial Fibrillation, it might work perfectly for you.
Mostly works, but a few problems (Posted on Dec. 5, 2012)Review by D. Wood
- It worked right out of the box, but then I left town for a week and it didn't seem to work when I got back. I eventually got a brand new battery, and it still didn't seem to work, but while I was trying to get it to work, I noticed a faint LED flashing every once in a while. So I pressed it pretty hard to me chest, and it started working, and I eventually got it to work by cleaning it carefully and tightening the strap. So far, it has been pretty good - accurate and reliable. Should be noted that it ships without any sort of documentation, so I felt like I was on my own. It is very simple to use though - when it works. It was especially nice that it immediately talked to my treadmill with no setup of any kind (but it is a LifeSpan treadmill, so that would be expected).
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