PUMA Unisex PU910501001 Cardiac II Black and Silver Heart Rate Monitor Watch
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- Chronograph, count-down timer; Heart rate monitor with wireless ECG sensor belt included and preset HR zone or manual set hi/lo HR zone
- Equipped to display heart rate as BPM, heart rate as percentage of maximum heart rate, HR max (age based) calories burned during workout, minimum HR of total exercise, maximum HR of total exercise and average HR of total exercise
- Dual alarm
- LED HR zone indicator, EL backlight
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
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This watch is your brand new very-best workout buddy. It has it all: a heart rate monitor coupled with a wireless ECG sensor belt, plus a calorie counter, timer, and lap counter. Best part is, this guy makes it super easy to check your intensity with an easy-to-see LED zone indicator as well as audible alarms when you hit your low and high heart rate targets so you can turn all your attention towards powering through those last couple of miles.
- Digital display
- Flexible polyurethane band for a comfortable fit
- Heart rate monitor with wireless ECG sensor belt; features low and high target zones visually and with audible alarm
- LED zone indicator displays intensity levels (5 stages) for easy visibility
- Displays minimum, maximum, and average heart rate for total workout
- Calorie counter
- 1/100 second chronograph
- Exercise timer with lap counter (up to 99 laps)
- Dual daily alarm
- Auto calendar
- Back light mode
- Water resistant to 50 meters
- Case dimension: 40mm
- Weight: 60g
- Two-year manufacturers warranty
- Instruction manual available at www.puma.com/time/support for convenience
Puma's active watches are well-designed accessories that also tell you time! The idea is to be able to wear our digital watches to the gym and out with your friends at night. A true accessory company for the active lifestyle.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- ASIN: B003BNY8QK
- Item model number: PU910501001
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 14, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||PUMA|
|Dial window material type||Acrylic|
|Case diameter||38 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band width||30 millimeters|
|Special features||alarm-feature, Chronograph, heart-rate-monitor-feature, Timer, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||1.76 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top customer reviews
Overall, I would say this watch is geared toward the mid-range user who wants a good looking watch. This watch doesn't have any distance or GPS features, so this is not ideal for outdoor running (if you need that type of data). It does not store workout history or transfer data to a PC. For those reasons, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this HRM Watch for a hardcore fitness enthusiast.
With that out of the way... I was aware of this watch's feature set before I bought it, and was not in need of those advanced features. I bought this to wear during my P90X workouts to "stay in the zone", and it suits that need perfectly thanks to the Zone Indicator feature. The watch also tracks workout time, calorie burn, and some stats on your min/max/avg heart rate. I am happy with the data that it tracks and plan to use this during all my workouts.
For the Pros:
- Chest Belt is very comfortable
- Watch strap is also very comfortable
- HRM readings seem accurate
- Lots of features/data readings
- Min/Max for Target Heart rate has simple setup, but also has manual over-ride
- Unique and modern design
- Backlight illuminates entire watch face
- Mine came with a $100 price tag on the watch, and I paid $60!
- There is a button with a Puma on it!
...and the Cons:
- Screen is a bit dim, hard to read when not in direct lighting
(The above issue is likely due to the negative red display of this particular model)
- Some of the detailed HRM icons are tiny and hard to see while moving
- In HRM mode, the backlight button also toggles HRM functions
- Only records one workout worth of data
(You can use the pause feature to record multiple workouts within one day, but you will only have one set of totals)
- Instructions leave a bit to be desired
- I can't find a way to enable to Heart Rate Zone LEDs without also enabling the Heart Rate Min/Max alarms* (This would make me give it a 5!)
- Does not have a Knight Rider scanner mode (This would make me give it a 6!)
*This feature makes the watch alarm beep when you are below or above you target zone. While this is a great feature for when you cannot stop to look at the watch, the beeps are going to be annoying during interval training when you are not constantly trying to stay "in the zone", or if you are working out with others. You have to dig pretty deep through the setup menu to turn the alarm feature on and off. Hopefully in a future version of this watch, they will allow you to turn on the LED independent of the audible alarm. If anyone found a way to do this, please post a reply so I can update this review to a 5!
I love minimalist things that really have something special, despite of the lack of cosmetics. This watch caught my eye with a couple of things: The colors, I love black, red, and my favorite color is stainless steel. And the best part is that they are done so subtly, with the black band, the vertical stainless steel strips on the side, and the one "mysterious" red glass-line, the look was really appealing to me. Regardless of the fact that the digits that tell the time and the rest of the functions are very simplistic, and there's nothing special about them, they serve its purpose, and get to the point without going overboard with the fanciness. I appreciated that statement; that "Here's a good watch/heart rate monitor. You won't be overwhelmed with the digits because we focused on the point of the watch, not flashiness".
Overall, I love the look of it. It's like a good suit, where it doesn't have to be covered in bells and whistles to look great. It just needs to get the message across, and do it well. And this watch does it very well.
The band itself has some nice engraving, giving it texture, and there's a stripe of "puma" lettering going around it. Very nice, without going overboard.
-Versatility and Fucntionality:
The watch has many functions: Time (in 12/24hrs), Heart Rate Monitor (get to that one later), Stopwatch, Timer, and Alarm (x2).
+Time can be set in 12/24 hrs. Also, it sets date, including year, and also the day of the week. All digital.
+Stop Watch includes a "Split timer stopwatch" and a "Lap stopwatch" for those of you looking to go sprinting. Simple, but useful and to the point.
+Timer apparently goes all the way up to 99 hours, and 59 minutes and 59 seconds. Something that I won't be testing any time soon, but it's nice to know it can go that high, since my last watch only went up to one hour. Comes in handy when you want to take a nap, and don't want to reset one of your alarms.
+Alarm, simple, but to the point. Able to set two separate ones. And simple to enable/disable them. The beep is standard, and loud enough to hear. I have a very loud a/c unit next to my bed, and the watch was sitting on a table halfway down the room, and I still heard the alarm.
+ Last but not least, the Heart Rate monitor:
It comes with a torso band that is very standard, for those of you who have used one before. And while the watch, when you first open it, feels very high quality, even the band; the torso band seems simpler, and of lesser quality. Standard elastic band that attaches via loop clamps, and a buckle to adjust the length. The transmitter part is the one that seems of lesser quality, and the plastic feels a little cheap, but it's a simple part, and doesn't really need to be "high quality", especially if it's going to get sweated on a lot. It uses 2 CR2032 batteries, which, I hope last for a while.
The band itself is only activated when it's pressed against your torso, and the heart rate monitor reads it wirelessly. So, I'm thinking that the batteries are only being used when used in conjunction with the heart rate monitor. So, theoretically, they should last a while. The heart rate monitor on the watch is the second function, for accessibility of ease.
The good thing is that it is extremely simple to read your hear rate. SIMPLY, strap the torso strap on, tightly, and the watch will read it automatically, without you doing anything, as long as it is ON your body. The band itself never gets uncomfortable.
The not-so-good thing is that it is somewhat confusing to adjust all the settings in the memory.
And the one thing that REALLY sold me on this watch: The Knight Rider red strip on the face of the watch. At first, I was already sold on the look of it. I mean, for a watch to have the balls to put a red stripe in the middle of a watch. But it actually has a functionality. It lights up, incrementally, as it reads your heart rate, when you have the strap on.
One of the settings, in the HRM ( Heart Rate Monitor) Function, lets you set your "hi" and "low" BPM settings. This is, for those of you not very "fitness savvy", for the purpose of, for instance, to keep your heart rate in the "fat burning zone". For me, being 30, and according to my weight, height, and fitness level, that is between 122 and 142. You can set these into the watch memory, and when you begin your workout, the light will come on, and light the bottom of the strip as you reach the low end of your BPM Range, and light up higher and higher as you reach the high end of the BPM Range.
Super cool function! This is what sold me completely on the watch.
The watch has this memory settings, that save your age, gender, height, weight, high BPM and low BPM, and level of fitness. HOWEVER, the manual that the watch comes in is very inaccurate, and confusing, and you might have to play with the watch yourself to really figure it out. Once you do though, you'll enjoy all the functionality that this watch has to offer.
+Extras: The light is a light behind the glass plate of the digits that lights up the entire screen, making the red digits bright red, and the black background gray (With light), hard to explain, but there's nothing fancy about it. It's simple, but to the point.
+Extended buckle, it's something I REALLY appreciated. Because, since this watch is meant to be used actively, the extended buckle tucks the excess band when you notch it in, and on top it has the regular loop to tuck the rest of the excess. I really appreciated that detail.
Another thing I really appreciated was that ALL the buttons are on the face of the watch itself. The four buttons (including the "puma" buttons are easy to use, and much better than the old standard "off the side" buttons.
Overall, I am extremely satisfied with this watch/heart rate monitor. And for the price, you can't beat it. I got it for 70 bucks here, on Amazon. So, any price around that range is well worth spending. The watch even came with the tag that said it was "$100" before. So, I know I got a very nice product.
I highly recommend this for someone looking for all, a stylish modern, watch, AND a heart rate monitor.
The major flaw? Well Amazon recently changed it but it used to say the display was made of mineral, which it isn't and they have subsequently changed it. How did I konw? Well that's easy cause I went to get a soft cloth to clean what I thought was a smudge (was a bad scratch) and scratched the lens more. This watches display was made of acrylic! Acrylic are you kidding me? I spend this much on a watch to have an acrylic display?!! Who even uses Acrylic anymore for displays or what not? DVD's don't even use Acrylic they use polycarbonate, so that means this watch will scratch easier than your DVD discs. Mine came scratched heavily on delivery.
Here's the even worse deal about acrylic and that's the fact that you CAN NOT USE ANYTHING TO CLEAN YOUR WATCH except for specialty cleaning kits for acrylic surfaces, which will cost you time and money. Yep, that's right, so if you see that smudge on it. Don't touch it! because you'll probably scratch it. In comparison you can use a 100% cotton t-shirt to clean your DVD discs by gently rubbing them with lukewarm water, but you can't do the same with Acrylic lenses or surfaces.
Returned mine for a refund. Stick with mineral or above for watches.