At the beginning of the week I received my Polar Watch heart rate monitor in the mail. I was so excited to use it and was really impressed with how easy it was to set up. This is the one I got:
The transmitter strap you wear to track your heart rate was really comfortable and I didn't even notice I was wearing it. Overall I was really impressed until I started to notice the little things that bothered me. For one it didn't track distance, now that I am more into running this is a huge issue. I really didn't think it would bother me so much. You also can't upload your information online to keep track and the biggest downfall is that you can't charge it. If the battery goes dead you have to send it back to have the battery replaced and that could cost upwards of $25 + shipping.
I soon realized that this watch was just not for me. I got a great price on it through Amazon and thankfully I am able to return it. After talking with Kyle and a few fellow bloggers I decided on this one instead:
Garmin Forerunner 10. It has everything that I want, it tracks heart rate, calories, and distance. I also can upload everything online and it's rechargeable.
So all in all, the Polar Watch is not a bad product, it just wasn't for me.