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CardioSport HRM(14 posts)

CardioSport HRMIkus
Jan 21, 2002 6:57 AM
Does anyone have experience with CardioSport HRMs? Specifically the Club?
re: CardioSport HRMVelocipedio
Jan 21, 2002 7:34 AM
The one on special at Nashbar?

I've never had tried one, but I do know of one local distributor who almost went broke dealing with returns of Cardiosport products one year...
re: CardioSport HRMElefantino
Jan 21, 2002 7:52 AM
Have had my Club for a little less than two years. Never had a problem. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't have time in zone or average bpm, which I knew going in, of course. When I buy my next HRM, I'll get those.

But for my first, and at the price, the Club was and is hard to beat.
re: CardioSport HRMno ex
Jan 21, 2002 7:56 AM
I fell for the $50 price on the Club monitor from Nashbar. Now I have the headache of returning the monitor because it didn't work out of the box.
Second consideration after I received it was that I noticed that the watch/receiver package seems huge on my wrist.
re: CardioSport HRMVelocipedio
Jan 21, 2002 11:20 AM
Second consideration after I received it was that I noticed that the watch/receiver package seems huge on my wrist.

Then you should try the Polar s510... You want big? This thing has its own zip code! [Works pretty well, though...]
re: CardioSport HRMVelocipedio
Jan 21, 2002 8:30 AM
The one on special at Nashbar?

I've never had tried one, but I do know of one local distributor who almost went broke dealing with returns of Cardiosport products one year...
re: CardioSport HRMIndiana Rider
Jan 21, 2002 9:29 AM
I was never happy with my cardiosport. I have since bought a polar and love it.
re: CardioSport HRMRich Clark
Jan 21, 2002 10:01 AM
I've had a Cardiosport TZ for about six months, and while it works fine in general it seems to be a bit more susceptible to power-line interference than my old cheap Nashbar was. But I can't swear to this, since the Nashbar was usually on my wrist and the CS is usually on the bars where I tend to look at it more.

(The Nashbar was destroyed in a crash and I thought I'd get something with time-in-zone, which I really missed.)

RichC
Piece of Crapjtolleson
Jan 21, 2002 1:43 PM
There. I've said it. Others are merely hinting at it.

This oversized ugly counter-intuitive contraption has proved both hard to use and unreliable to me. Like others, I feel for the "bargain" price through Nashbar after losing the chest strap to my Polar.

Skip it.
Has anyone tried the top of the line Nashbar?Lone Gunman
Jan 21, 2002 2:28 PM
It is made by Cardiosport and I bought mine from the Nashbar returns section for an unreal low price of $22.50. It did not work right out of the box so I tested the batteries @ Radio Shack and sure enough, dead chest strap battery. Works fine so far.
That's the one...jtolleson
Jan 21, 2002 3:31 PM
Mine works. It just stinks. Big and ugly like the watch out of a cereal box, with counter intuitive settings, buttons do not always respond when pressed, no fast "on" function like Polar (ie., "on" by sweeping the watch near the chest strap) and the obvious... not compatible with HRM-ready equipment at most health clubs.

Blech.
Weird. I must have the only one that works just fine. nmElefantino
Jan 21, 2002 4:21 PM
my Cardiosport experienceDaveG
Jan 21, 2002 5:01 PM
I had a Cardiosport a few years ago. Worked great, easy to use, resistant to errors. Then, one day I wanted to use the thing while doing NordicTrack in my basement. I went to my garage to fetch it off my bike. The temp. in the garage was about 35F. When I went to pull the watch strap tight, the base cracked in half from brittleness. Glued it together but it was never the same. Bought a Polar.
bomb proofWagnerite
Jan 22, 2002 3:36 PM
mine was awesome. it's simple and does exactly what i wanted it to do. dropped it many times, had it for over a year. even survived an bicycle/auto accident, where i slid several feet on my chest.