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Reviews: Polar M400

I love training myself and clients, with heart rate monitors because it gives me imperial data to work with. Its nothing like being about to measure numbers, with out having to crunch numbers. At the end of a work out, I know what the average heart rate was, the fat percentage burned, the max heart rate, how effective the workout was. This comes in hand with not only weight loss clients, but clients looking to build muscle or maintain their current builds.

This watch is far more Superior than the ft-60 a previous model. Its Also a step up from the A300 which is great, but lacks some of the robust features of this watch.

Benefits:

-The M400 is a decent size where, the A3oo was a little smaller, and kind of kiddie sized.

-Band is made from a much more durable material.

-Tracks sleep and inactivity.

-Uses standard micro USB adapter, which is great in case you lose the charger, you’re not stuck buying a proprietary adapter.

-M4oo Water proof up to 30 meters.

-Actively see how many steps you’ve taken.

-Actively see if you’re reaching your daily goals or not.

-Determine your Vo2 Max

-Connects your phone and has its own app as well.

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Reviews: Polar A300

Polar A300

I love training myself and clients, with heart rate monitors because it gives me imperical data to work with. Its nothing like being about to measure numbers, with out having to crunch numbers. At the end of a work out, I know what the average heart rate was, the fat percentage burned, the max heart rate, how effective the workout was. This comes in hand with not only weight loss clients, but clients looking to build muscle or maintain their current builds.

I hate that the wrist band is made out of a cheap material, but polar sells replacement bands, unlike other companies, which is a plus. This watch is far more Superior than the ft-60 a previous model.

Benefits:

-A3oo can connect directly into  a usb port.

-Actively see how many steps you’ve taken.

-Actively see if you’re reaching your daily goals or not.

-Determine your Vo2 Max

-Connects your phone and has its own app as well.

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Reviews: Adidas FitSmart

I didn’t know about wrist heart rate monitoring being drastically inferior to chest strap monitoring,  I just saw a brand I trusted and went for it. I also have the polar ft-60 that I still have to review, the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear S as well.

The cons:

-Not Waterproof.

-Uses proprietary adapter to charge

-Weak Battery

-Heart rate monitor was not accurate

-Difficult Navigation

-Phone syncing was terrible, borderline non-existent

-GPS Sucks

The Good:

-Nice led display when the watch actually worked.

-Motivating blogs on the site.

 

The watch barely worked, and then about 3 weeks into having it the cheap strap on the watch broke, resulting in me going back to the polar brand. I expected more than what this particular watch was capable of producing.

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