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Timex HEALTH TOUCH® contact HEART RATE MONITOR

The Timex Health Touch® Contact heart rate monitor gives accurate heart rate measurements without a chest strap. It's easy to use - just place a finger on the bezel ring to see your heart rate; and then watch it displayed in BPM and %-of-max formats. Features Target zone with alert Tracks calories burned Stopwatch and countdown timer Daily alarm Second time zone Watch water resistant to 50M (Heart rate feature not available underwater) Indiglo® nightlight Case width: 39mm Lug width: 18mm Battery Type: CR2032 Estimated battery life: 2-years UPC: 753048369133 Manufacturer's Part Number: T5K470L3
Average Customer Rating:
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Timex HEALTH TOUCH® contact HEART RATE MONITOR
Review 1 for Timex HEALTH TOUCH® contact HEART RATE MONITOR
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Value for Money: 
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bounder
Location: toronto
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Intermediate

average product

Date:July 27, 2014
it works quite well when you are not doing a strenuous exercise, but does not work well when you really worked out and start to sweat as the watch will NOT be able to measure your heart rate accurately
Review 2 for Timex HEALTH TOUCH® contact HEART RATE MONITOR
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Value for Money: 
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oldyellr
Location: Ontario
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Intermediate
Age: Over 64
Next Purchase: Other Device
Top 50 Contributor

Great heart monitor for non-extreme exercise

Date:January 7, 2013
I got a cheap exercise bike for recovery from hip surgery, but didn't trust the heart rate monitor it had. So I looked around for a heart monitor and found this watch on sale. This watch is perfect for the job because it reads accurate heart rate within about 5 seconds, whereas the monitor on the exercise bike takes a long time to read and reads low.
Looking at various heart monitors available, almost all used a separate sensor and cost much, much more. With this watch, you just have to touch the bezel to get a reading. The instructions describe how to calculate maximum and high/low optimum heart rates for your age and input them into the watch. When you read your pulse while exercising it also shows where you are within or outside the optimum zone.
To look at, you wouldn't even know this watch was a heart rate monitor and it has all the features of most digital watches. As a watch, it's a bit thick for my taste (almost 15mm), but would please those who follow the bulky watch fashion.
The instructions, and other reviews, warn against exposing the watch to excessive moisture because the HR would not read correctly. This would be a problem for someone exercising to where they are sweating profusely. For someone heavily into exercise and fitness, perhaps a dedicated HR monitor would be better.
Review 3 for Timex HEALTH TOUCH® contact HEART RATE MONITOR
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Value for Money: 
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3 / 5
OttawaGuy
Location: Ottawa
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Intermediate

nice features

Date:April 30, 2013
the watch has nice features - however not impressed at all with the cheap PLASTIC case of the watch.