Heart Rate Monitor
I absolutely love the 220. It is light, comfortable, and finds a signal immediately. The side navigation buttons work so much better than the stupid touch screen on the 405 and it is super easy to sync with my computer. Basically I am in love with this watch.
What I am not in love with is the heart rate monitor.
It chafes. During my hot, sweaty, summer runs I end up with a painful chafing from the strap. I have the new supposedly more comfortable strap, but I am still chafing. Ouch!
|Very unfocused picture of my chafe line. I am sure you all wanted to see this.|
3. I haven't educated myself enough on how to workout by heart rate. Basically, I just glance down and say "Oh, my heart rate is 150. Ok." Really, heart rate doesn't mean enough to me to be meaningful. I need to learn more about my different zones and how to use the information to help me.
Do you use a heart rate monitor? How often do you use it? What is the most meaningful information it gives you?