Aldi Heart Rate Monitor - GBP12.99

#4
Aldi have had some excellent kit for sale in the past - I have got a superb soft shell running jacket for £15, and lots of other goodies from them. My only advice, get there early because there tends to be alot of people with the same thing in mind as you. (When I got my computer I was there an hour b4 opening, and only just got one!)
 
#6
Sent the Mrs on a mission to get one of these as she's not working today...

got an abusive message saying that she'd been, they didn't know what she was talking about and she'd been made to look a pillock...

Pity she went to Asda, really.
 
#8
WTF are "functional sports socks"? :?

Might have to take a look in my local one when I am next down that way.
 
#9
supermark500 said:
WTF are "functional sports socks"? :?

Might have to take a look in my local one when I am next down that way.
It's the model down from the "Functional Love Sock" ;)
 
#10
I'll put my hands up to jumping on the pikey band wagon and parting with GBP 12.99 in exchange for the Aldi HRM, I opted for the black and orange model, although now out of the box i'd describe it as slightly ginger!! :D

Its got the basic functions on, will be giving it a run out later.

I use a Polar S625X with a footpod which is an awesome bit of kit...........until it breaks, sent it back under warranty beginning of December and still being fobbed off :x
 
#11
I also went pikey and went for one, I bought a training top for £4.99 too, quite natty.
I went for a run and then to the gym after setting it up. First impressions are that it is quite good and there is nothing I could moan about. The set up was easy, the chest stap stayed put throughout and had no problem with pick-up. The display is clear. If you are into calorie counting etc I checked it against what one of the machines reckoned in the gym and they pretty much tallied (I put little faith in them personally).
It carries the Baynet's seal of approval (mainly because it is cheap).
 
#12
I also went pikey and bought one but now I'll have to be even more pikey and take it back....the dam chest belt is too big, lol yes i did tighten to the smallest size, but it just falls down.

So if your a petite lass don't bother buying it :(
 
#13
Mr_Deputy said:
mrs_sting said:
I also went pikey and bought one but now I'll have to be even more pikey and take it back....the dam chest belt is too big, lol yes i did tighten to the smallest size, but it just falls down.

So if your a petite lass don't bother buying it :(
see if they have a special on chicken breasts - may solve the prob = 0 )
LOL I have no problem regarding them :wink: did think about putting the belt across to keep it up but it wasn't comfortable :D
 
#14
You could have used a couple of door wedges to tighten things up and hold it in place.....
 
#15
Mr_Deputy said:
there maybe (ahem) a few of us on here who may err (ahem) would ... offer to tighten you up ...you know.....err....the strap...I err... if you require the help.
LOL I'll keep you in mind :wink: I'm off to be a pikey and take the monitor back cya's
 
#16
Okaaay. I broke my aldi watch trying to change the battery.

So I was on the hunt for another cheap piece of kit and decided to go with Lloyds Pharmacy 9.99 Pounds HRM.

https://shop.lloydspharmacy.com/web...ogId=458&storeId=40&productId=10561&langId=-1

I ordered it on a morning, it arrived the next day AM.

There are some differences between the 2 watches. For one thing, there is no Zone alert here - so you cant tell the watch to beep if you are outside eg 175 - 185 bpm.

On the other hand, there are things about Lloyds pharmacy's offering that I like.

There is a dedicated EL backlight button. That means you can use the back light without worrying about messing up your times.

You can also see your current HR whilst in Stopwatch mode. Very convenient.

The best thing about Lloyd Pharmacy's offering, though, is that the HRM will interface with Gym equipment. That means that in the gym, you can tell the treadmill you want to run at 178bmp and the machine will adjust incline/speed accordingly. Very nice.

The HR readings I got seem quite accurate - I measure my HR using the old finger on wrist (radial?)/cartoid artery method and the watch seemed to match what my fingers felt.

One thing that worries me is the lack of the words 'water resistant' on the watch...
 

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