“For the minimalist”
Easy to set-up and use, the pearl white New Balance HRM is small, sleek, and feminine which made it a favorite for Women’s Adventure testers, especially more casual athletes who appreciated the easy set-up and simple functionality of this unit.
This model offers all the basic HRM functions needed for training and basic fitness and automatically estimates your maximum heart-rate (209 – (0.7 x age) and sets three heart rate zones, light, medium, and heavy intensity and has optional alarms to help you stay on track. HR values are front-and-center in all display modes, which makes it easy to monitor visually as well, but also makes it harder to see split, or lap-times during more regimented workouts. Though this HRM ranked on the low-end in terms of data storage (only 9 workouts) it is an excellent value for first-timers or for testing the waters of heart rate monitors.