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Disappointed with perfomance
on March 1, 2009
I just purchased this item and am returning it today because it didn't work well at all. I have had several heart rate monitors so I am very familiar with using them. The problem I had with this model is that it would not reliably pick up the signal from the chest band. I followed directions on wetting the band and even used special gel to get better contact. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. Even when it did pick up the signal, the rate shown was very inaccurate. For example it would show a rate of 109 which I am sure my heart rate was at least 140. Also, when it did pick up the signal, the display would often freeze and not change for many minutes.