Well, I started working out in a gym a month ago. One of the things the trainers want, is for you to monitor your heart rate. I noticed otheres int he gym had these monitors to help with that.
So, I did some research and picked one out I thought I could use, with ease. This is the one. This is so easy to set up, and use in the fors 20 minutes you open the package.
It has a HUGE readout, yet the monitor itself is not that large. It makes it easy to look at if you are on the treadmill, or an olyptical machine.
It has a chest receiver that is easy to place, and easy to use. I like that this is waterproof to 50 Meter, because I can just wear it in the shower when the workout is complete, and I do not have to worry about taking it off.
This is just so simple to use, I almost feel like something is wrong, when I set it up. I thoguht there has to be more to this. But no, it's very easy.
Since I am not a triathalete, and I dont run marathons, this is perfect for just monitoring your rate when you workout. I didnt need any of the other features in the more advanced, and pricier models.
This is under 50 dollars, and there are others that are closer to 100 if you need them to do more.
This monitor also has audible alarms in case you reach your zone before you get to check it with your eyes! Its a continuous monitor, so it doenst stop when you do.
The band is very strong, and seems to take a pretty good beating if I bang it on equipment while working out.
This is a great beginner product for the price.