Sigma Sport Germany Sigma Pc15 Heart Rate Monitor Watch
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- Includes Clock, Date, Stopwatch, Alarm Clock, Lap Counter, Total Training time
- 3-Settable Zones with Audible Alarm, Calorie Counter, Total Calories, Back light
- Compatible with Cardio Machines
- Includes Handlebar Mount
- With Chest Belt
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The PC 15 is like its users: sporty, ambitious, and committed. Anyone with a passion for sport and fitness will soon find a place for it in their heart. It is an individual trainer that allows you to control, plan, and evaluate your exercise sessions with total precision – complete with Training Manager and Lap Counter.
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Edit: My earlier review was a bit too early I guess since it was based on my outdoor run only. After using it in the gym I realised that the Heart rate transmitter got sync with the treadmill and didnt record any data on the watch. Once i was off the treadmill, it started working fine again.. but I guess i lost a lot of data since my maximum time is spent doing cardio.. I would recommend you go for coded transmitters rather than analog to avoid this problem..
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- Has a lot of functions and features
- So much so that it can be a bit complicated to find the info you want
- Is very reasonably priced
- Occasionally had synching issues with HR monitor (more on this later) but not often
I hadn't used it for some time and pulled it out to start using it again as I try to go back to running after two leg breaks and knee surgery (wish me luck!). Unfortunately when I pulled the watch out I found the battery had died. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the battery cover to open and it just stripped until there was no way to get it off at all.
So here's the great thing....I contacted Sigma through their website and within a day was contacted by someone in their IL office with a Return Authorization number. So I sent it back to them and very quickly they repaired it and sent it back to me. Not only did they replace the battery cover (and the batteries!) they ran some tests on it and found some issues with the heartrate synching so replaced the electronics and back plate as well. They also sent me some Buh-Bump cream to put on with the heartrate monitor to increase conductivity. AND they included a discount for future Sigma product purchase. All at NO CHARGE.
Consider the cost of the watch, the many functions it performs and the excellent customer service of Sigma and I just have to go with five stars.
I'll give the bad first, since at one time, I was ready to throw the thing in the trash.
1. For the first week, I had a difficult time figuring out the menus to get the information that I wanted after a workout.
In defense of the manufacturer, I only casually looked at the manual once I had it configured for my heart rate zones, age, weight, etc.
If I'd read it a bit more thoroughly, I could have saved myself some aggravation. I suppose that's the curse of being a male.
2.There is no back-light. I've gotten so used to Timex HRMs and watches that I didn't pay attention when I was buying this and didn't notice that it wasn't included. I do early morning bicycling and would really, really love this feature. Also, because it has a reasonably stylish design and displays date and time very clearly, I wear it as my regular watch. So if your listening SIGMA, I would really, really, really like a back-light feature on this watch.
3. When changing the watch battery at one time I lost my language settings and the watch defaulted to German, if I remember correctly. I had to go out to the Sigma Sport web site to lookup the manual to figure out how navigate the menus to get myself back to English.
4. Now, the really annoying. When I first got the device, I was having problems with connectivity. It would sometimes take 5 minutes of exercise before the chest strap and watch would synchronize. It would then frequently drop the connection during the workout. I bought new batteries for both pieces twice. I bought electrode gel to get a better connection between my skin and the chest strap. By the time I decided it was a piece of junk, the warranty had expired. I shelved it for about 3 months before I stumbled upon a reasonably priced replacement chest strap on the internet and decided to buy it. That solved my problem, and I'm in love again.
Now for the good.
1. This HRM has features normally found only on much more expensive devices. It's very cool that you can get your calories burned per workout as well as a running total. The calories burned seems fairly accurate when compared with calorie counter on our treadmill. It also lists time in the various heart rate zones, which I find pretty useful.
2. The display is very clear, both as a watch and when displaying hear rate information.
3. The menus now, after long-term use, seem pretty intuitive. I have no trouble navigating to the features that I want.
4. The silicon rubber watchband is very comfortable. It seems nearly indestructible. It's easy to clean with a wet cloth, and doesn't stink. I sweat buckets when I'm working out hard and the no-stink-thing is a big deal. My old velcro sport bands would hold the sweat and start smelling funky in no time. I don't have to worry about wearing this watch out in public and having people wonder if I have a dead mouse in my pocket.
The take home on this is that even with my initial problems, I still love this watch. If it had a back light, it would be perfect.
I've had this HRM/watch for a long time now, and someone here on Amazon just pointed out to me that it does indeed have a back light feature. It is activated by simultaneously pressing the 2 opposing buttons on the bottom on the watch. I apparently missed that feature in the manual and it's not one that I was likely to stumble across during normal use.
I've been using for 2 years now and it still works like a champ. With the discovery of the backlight feature, I'd now give it 5 stars.
When I first used my PC15 I thought it wasn't working. It turns out that I needed to moisten the chest strap a bit (as per the instructions!). My previous monitor/strap must have been more sensitive as I never had to moisten. In any case, once I moistened the electrodes the watch picked up the signal almost immediately.
The monitor is definitely worthy of 5 stars. I give it only 4 stars because the menu isn't the most intuitive. The instructions are somewhat confusing and could have been clearer.
Finally, I am very happy with my Sigma PC 15 and recommend it as an alternative to its higher-priced, name-brand alternatives.