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March 27, 2014 by Adam | AR
"When I was shopping for a training watch, I was only interested in a HRM. I saw this thing with the software that can track all kinds of stats like heart rate, speed, distance, and even a GPS feature and it was only a little more expensive than a plain HRM. So I jumped all over it and was excited to start using it. Worked fantastic for 2 days... then it croaked. Just like the other reviews, the HRM started showing 200+ when I was barely jogging, no matter what I did. Since the main thing I'm interested in is the HRM, this is completely useless and a huge waste of money. I contacted NB about it and we will see if there's a fixed version they can send me. Otherwise, it's getting returned."
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January 6, 2014 by trentrunning | Mount Holly, NJ, USA
"So... after a few runs, and only logging around 15 miles. I think I have a fairly good understanding of my new GPS watch by New Balance. My first impressions of the watch have been generally good, but there are some annoyances in both fit and functionality. When I first tried the watch on, I had to double check that I didn't accidentally pick up a women's version. I don't have large wrists, but the design of the watch itself seems to only suit those with child like wrists, or no wrist bone at all. However, I soon figured out that the awkward placement on my wrist (slightly turned) actually helped to read the watch while running. The GPS links up fairly quickly in new areas, and takes only a few seconds to locate satellites in an area recently used. It is also on par with many other watches across all price ranges as par as accuracy goes. I have not had any issues with maintaining a signal through dense trees or even inside my house. The HRM on the other hand is complete garbage, and is the reason I will be returning my GPS watch. Much like the other reviewer, my HRM worked great at first, but now reads around 205 BPM while jogging at an easy pace. It does seem to read resting heart rate fairly accurately though. I can only assume that this is a software related issue and not a problem with the strap (NB has made plenty of good HRMs prior to this). I would love to be able to leave a good review and be happy with my purchase, but the poor functioning of the HRM takes away from why I purchased the watch in the first place. If you are looking for just a nice GPS watch for a good price, I would definitely recommend the NX950. It is the same watch without the HRM. Hopefully New Balance will release an update to this watch to correct the issues it has. It would be an amazing watch (especially for the price) if they fixed the HRM issue."
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December 29, 2013 by vdeneau | Colorado Springs, CO, USA
"Have only used it 5 times so far, but since there are no reviews yet, thought I’d post my initial impressions of the product. The GPS works very well. Pace and distance are accurate, picks up satellites relatively quickly and keeps satellite communication in areas where my old GPS used to drop. HRM worked great the first 2 runs, but have not been able to make it work since. Cleaned the sensors, cinched up the strap, adjusted the placement, tried the spit technique but it was still inaccurate. Starts off correct, but soon displays a HR of 204-225 bpm, while running easy on flats. Will see if the company will give me a new strap/sensor unit. Charging connector works well. Aside from the HRM issues, there are other things that I don’t care for. The instructions are vague at times and it takes some trial and error to figure out what they are talking about. I also don’t like that the software that you download is for viewing your training runs only. You cannot create workouts (intervals, tempo runs, etc.) with the software and then transfer it to the device. And the workouts you can program on the unit, are very limiting, too long to explain here. I had high hopes for this unit, especially for the price, but with the HRM issues and the limited programmable training runs, this product is not much more than a chronograph with a GPS. Hope the new strap fixes that."
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