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Does not live up to the New Balance name...
on April 10, 2012
Since the DCrainmaker doesn't have a review of this watch I figured I would post one for everyone considering this as a running watch. This watch is identical in design and function to the Soleus GPS watches and the Timex Marathon with almost the identical firmware. The only difference between those watches and this one is that it comes with a heart rate monitor. On the couple of runs that I took it on, the heart rate monitor was extremely inaccurate, off by almost 50-60 bpm during my work out. I tried adjusting the belt several times but could never get an accurate heart rate reading. The software that comes with the device is terrible and slow. Unlike the Timex Global Trainer and Garmin, none of the fields on the watch are customizable through the computer. This is a major pain because the watch has like 14 view screen settings that must be cycled through until you find the one you want. When you turn the watch off, you loose the screen and have to recycle though all of the screens just to choose the view you want. Overall I could not recommend this watch, especially at its current price. Go for a Garmin or Timex Global Trainer(which is currently $20 cheaper), you will get all of the function and customization and none of the headaches of this watch!