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7/20/12 8:30 P

BTW, bia looks very interesting. Thank you for the link!


I like the idea comes from our needs, not from lab or competitive athletic world.

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7/20/12 7:17 P

umm... I'm not really worried about face size. I'm worried about wrist band.

When it comes to men's and women's, at least in watch world, face size actually doesn't really mean anything. It needs a face to states its purpose, sometime it's totally cosmetic, sometime it has very specific practical purpose. HRM needs lager face to function well, it's totally understandable. Even cosmetic watches can have larger face to state it's identity. that's nice too.

But wrist band structure and size often have certain physical expectation to its owner. That's what it means.

Most of the case, it's still adjustable. But it doesn't look right when other end almost touches watch face (well, at least for me. I would replace wrist band itself when it happens), or it's very inconvenient when we have to ask professional assistance to adjust it. That's what I wanted to know.

Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 7/20/2012 (19:23)
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7/20/12 4:52 P

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7/20/12 4:36 P

From a completely practical perspective, the reason they're so bulky is that they're not a timepiece; you're used to small, miniature clocks on your wrist, and these contain more computing power and sophisticated gadgetry, so it needs to take up more room. There's some fairly stylish options out there; I saw some at best buy that actually looked really nice! I have an inexpensive Sportline watch that I actually rather like the look of; I am not much of a girly-girl, though, so I don't care, honestly. I wear mine all the time, though I only wear the chest strap and use the heart rate monitor when I'm actually exercising. The rest of the time, it's a plain old stop watch and clock. :)

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7/20/12 4:32 P

Mine is a Garmin forerunner 305, it is big but serves its purpose. I also have a Nike sprots watch. Gramie does not thing either are sylish enough to wear with my tux. What do I need a watch for when I'm wearing a tux?

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7/20/12 2:34 P

Mine is just a forerunner 50 that my son let me have. I'm guessing it's around 3-4 years old. I'm not even sure it has GPS or a calorie counter. I only use it for checking my HR during intense jogging or training. So there is also a chance if this is an outdated model, that you can find one on Ebay for cheap if that is all you use yours for too.

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7/20/12 2:07 P

Oh, some Garmin look very nice, like Forerunner 405/410. It's modern clear face, looks really smart. I was thinking it too. But it was just overkill for my purpose. I don't need GPS. Also, amazon reviewers pointed out it has some issue with sweaty person, which happens to me, so I passed it.

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7/20/12 1:17 P

I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholders. I have a gamin and I actually do wear it daily. I don't know if I'd wear it to a formal outing, but for daily use it is fine. Then again, I'm not as much into fashion as into health and fitness. I would rather be the fit guy in a sloppy shirt than a pig in a $5000 suit. ;-)

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7/20/12 1:04 P

Typically they are large, their primary function is to give you info while you are out there doing things and bigger make it easier to read the face. some split the sceen, my allows upto four pits of data per screen so big is better and at least necessary.

Since the heart rate function is only useful for Cardio fitness they are not really designed with the idea you will be wearing them all day long.



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7/20/12 9:21 A

I've been looking for HRM for awhile. Last night, I spend good amount of time on amazon.com and google, and get very frustrated.

Why do most HRM look so horrible? emoticon

I used to be a watch collector, not expensive swiss automatics but affordable, fashion watch kinds. They were very cute, often cool, and fun.

Well, It's HRM, not watch, practical use first, so I know I have to compromise my aesthetic satisfaction, but I want something I can love with.

Anyway, I found Sunnto HRM have distinct design, not perfectly fitting my taste but still looks very nice. Anyone using it? How do you like it?

I'm thinking M4, M5 or Quest. My concern is, all looks very large, even though M5 has men's and women's model, I can't tell the size difference. maybe just color difference?

Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 7/20/2012 (09:25)
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