506 of 521 people found the following review helpful
Good product for active users,
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This review is from: Omron HR-100CN Heart Rate Monitor (Health and Beauty)
- Works as advertised
- Easy to setup
- Rugged and well constructed
- Wrist watch does not start receiving heart rate unless you are sweating at lot/apply a lot of water on the strap and your chest
- In a gym setting, there seems to be interference from electrical equipment (treadmills, etc) and the monitor works intermittently
- If there are other users w/ heart-rate monitors in the vicinity, their readings and my readings overlap causing some amount of confusion
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Initial post: Feb 6, 2009 8:06:12 AM PST
David Jackson says:
Most heart rate monitors tell you to run them under the faucet first (in regards to the sweating issue) this helps them transmit.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:57:01 AM PDT
Jorge H. Lopez Airaghi says:
Veru unexpensive electrolitic gel (used in echo medical images images available in any drugstore no prescription needed), spreaded over the strap in a minimalistic way will give you unbelievable results even with the dryest skin ever.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2010 12:01:46 PM PST
unbelievable as in bad or good... Its very accurate, or worse?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2011 8:11:15 PM PST
Steely Blue says:
I believe it's spelled "electrolytic". Anyway, I'd search for electrode gel.
Posted on Jun 23, 2012 2:56:12 PM PDT
HSPevolved Archer says:
Great insights, but it seems to me this more of a 2 star review. I am curious with all the sources of error, how come you give it such a good rating.
Posted on Jan 4, 2013 9:52:10 PM PST
Why buy gel when water works fine? What are the advantages to paying for gel?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 8:36:29 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Gel is easier to use because it picks up the heart rate quickly. Water works most of the time as well. But it may stop working unless you produce more water (sweat) quickly enough.
Some of the issues with this product are inherent to this category of devices. Unless you want to pay a significant premium. I gave it a 4 star rating because the item works and fulfills its purpose.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 9:30:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2013 9:32:03 AM PST
Steely Blue says:
Plain water is not a conductor of electricity. Sweat can be because it is somewhat salty. Moreover, water alone can seep away, whereas gel sticks.
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