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Decent HR monitor for the price if you don't need all the bells and whistles.
on July 13, 2014
I originally purchased this for use when I travel and because I suspected the heartrate monitor on my exercise bike loses my heartrate occasionally or miscalculates it about 10-15 beats/minute less than actual. I have found the FT7's displayed heartrate to be accurate and responds quickly to changes in HR.
The instructions it came with were pretty basic, but you can find more in depth instructions on the web site. Like some other reviews, I would like to have seen a screen that showed both heartrate and elapsed time on the same screen. But, the strap is very comfortable, I don't even realize I have it one once I start exercising. The calorie counter assumes you are walking/jogging/running. It would be nice if you could have programmed the form of exercise. For example, I bike. And so I'm not burning calories at the same rate as a jogger. The calorie count on the watch is about 35% higher than my personal exercise bike and an exercise bike I used at a hotel for several days. But heartrate is spot on so far. And I've had no problems with the sensor detecting my heart beat, even when completely dry. I have also found the screen to be easy to read even in direct sunlight.