Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor

MPN: HR100C
Product Details
Description
Knowing your heart rate is important because if you are working out too hard, your activity can become counter productive and strain muscles. To achieve an effective workout, no matter what the aerobic activity, you must maintain your heart rate at a proper level for a minimum of 20 minutes. The proper level is generally 65% -85% of your maximum heart rate.
Summary
Product Title Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor
Manufacturer Omron
Lowest Price $82.50 from Fullfillment By Amazon
Power Score 4.4 | 12 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Best Heart Rate Monitor
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 19, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor as a best pick for the Best Heart Rate Monitor. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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User Reviews
Great heart rate monitor for the price!
4 Star Review   By member jeffreywakins - Jan 25, 2009   

Strengths: Low cost, ease of use.

Weakness: Limited capabilities (very basic)

I have been using this HRM for about 6 weeks now and I have been very satisfied so far, but of course I can't speak for the longevity of this product. I am a beginner runner and this was exactly what I needed as a starter model. It seems to be very accurate and consitent and it is extremely simple to use. If you are a beginning runner and are on a budget, I would recommend this HRM.

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Works very well
5 Star Review   By member pqinsheng - May 3, 2008   

Strengths: greatly improved my exercise plan

I used to do some running almost everyday but found it's not very effective without some planning. I did some research and found out it'll be greatly improvement to exercise at certain heart rate. But I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of these heart rate monitors, so this product fit my price range perfectly. I'm not certain what other bells and whistles the more expensive ones have, but this one seems to be everything I need...heart monitor including alarm setting to let you know you've reached your target or fallen from it, stop watch, clock, and etc. highly recommended

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omron heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member MATTSMITH35 - Mar 21, 2008   

Strengths: inexpensive accurate

Weakness: complicated to set up

I WOULD BUY THIS UNIT AGAIN. IT CAN BE USED ON A TREADMILL OR OUTDOORS.I GOT IT TO REPLACE THE EAR LOB ATTACHED MONITOR WHICH CAME WITH MY TREADMILL AND WAS VERY INACCURATE.

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Inexpensive, functional heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member cornkid - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Inexpensive, includes clock/timer, comfortable, easy to change battery

Weakness: Needs a lot of moisture to get readings, seems to be inaccurate

Very inexpensive heart rate monitor. The watch includes a clock and timer, and can be set to indicate when your heart rate is in the optimal range. The monitor sits below your chest and is pretty comfortable and readily adjustable. In addition, the battery on the belt monitor can be changed by the user. However, you have to be sweating a lot or either apply some moisture on the monitor in order to get a heart rate. In addition, although I feel I am not really exerting myself, I sometimes get heart rates of >180 making it seem as if the readings are inaccurate.

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Great watch with heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member axu7803 - Sep 8, 2007   

Strengths: Inexpensive and easy to carry

Weakness: Manual does not provide good explanation where to put the belt. Also, the device does not provide the distance/ calories burned.

Overall, I am satisfied with this device. It is in expensive and light weight. I use it for exercise (walking) every morning. The monitor can provide the time and heart rate at the same time. It also has a function of stopwatch and alarm.

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Nice heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member lyan0733 - Jul 23, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, very comfortable to wear.

Weakness: The chest strap is a little bit bigger than expected.

Being a person who hasn't ever joined a gym, I never knew stuff like this existed. I was very interested in this item because I've been walking for exercise but wasn't really sure I was reaching my target heart rate consistently. The monitor, which displays the time as well as your heart rate on a watch, works in conjunction with a gizmo that you strap around yourself, just under your chest. (I will tell you, since I was concerned about this, that it's hardly noticeable once it's in place...it's a 12" or so long piece of plastic with an adjustable elastic strap...not very bulky at all!) The monitor also features a stopwatch and an alarm, so that after you set your minimum & maximum desired heart rates, you can be alerted when you are out of range. The alarm is a "beep-beep" that I can hear over the book on tape I drag along with me. Your heart rate is updated every second or two so you will always know if you need to pick up the pace a bit. Although I have not yet had to do so, the chest strap has a removable backing, and you apparently can change the battery yourself (this is a big deal, I guess, since some of the more expensive monitors require that you send them to the factory for a battery change). The elastic strap is also completely removable, which makes it very easy to wash (and you will need to if you're exercising!). The monitor comes packaged in a small, zippered carrying case, and includes an attachment that allows you to place it on a bicycle handlebar. This does everything I need it to, and I recommend it for anyone who is just getting started in an exercise program.

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Good inexpensive item
4 Star Review   By member percky - Jul 4, 2007   

Strengths: The price is very low and it works great.

Weakness: The manual is not clear.

Because it is so cheap, I feel very satisfied with this product. The watch is great with time, date, alarm, not only for heart rate. But the manual does not show how to put on the belt and the best position to let it to measure the heart rate.

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Nice wireless solution to increase your workout monitoring.
4 Star Review   By member howyoudoing - Jul 4, 2007   

Strengths: Comfortable fit chest band, full function watch with stop watch and alarm features.

Weakness: Watch alarm sound level is weak. Sometimes takes a while for the watch to sync with chest band causing delays in heart monitoring function.

I purchased this product so that I could monitor my workouts and push myself when I wasn't getting optimum performance. There is a chest band that fits around your body just below the pecs. This band stretches to fit tight, but you hardly notice that it's on. next you strap on the watch and hit the heart rate button. Usually within 30 seconds it picks up the signal from the chest band and starts to display your heart rate. Occasionally, I have noticed that it takes a little longer which can be somewhat annoying especially if you want to start your workout. You can set an upper and lower heart rate alarm to alert you to stay within a range, but the alarm is not too loud and impossible to hear if you are listening to music so I do not use it. There is also a stop watch function which I use a lot, plus normal time functions. Overall, I think this is a good product with a few minor short comings. For the price, I'd consider it a good value and worth a try.

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good simple HRM
4 Star Review   By member mikek753 - Jun 18, 2007   

Strengths: works out of the box simple price

Weakness: no Ave/Min/Max HR can't see time and HR at the same time - you have to press "Time" button to switch all the time

This is very good simple and inexpensive HRM. Yes, Ava/Max/Min what is missing here, but other devices that have it cost twice much. I think I can live without it ;-)

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Omron Heart Rate Monitor, HR-100C
4 Star Review   By member b9031 - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: inexpensive and you are able to replace battery without returning unit to manufacturer

Weakness: doesn't show calories burned

this monitor worked fine right out of the box. still working without any problems. comes with a receiver mounting bracket for a bike handle instead of wrist. a good deal.

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Knowing your heart rate is important because if you are working out too hard, your activity can become counter productive and strain muscles. To achieve an effective workout, no matter what the aerobic activity, you must maintain your heart rate at a proper level for a minimum of 20 minutes. The proper level is generally 65% -85% of your maximum heart rate.
Summary
Product Title Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor
Manufacturer Omron
Lowest Price $82.50 from Fullfillment By Amazon
Power Score 4.4 | 12 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Heart Rate Monitors Type: monitors
Pulse/Heart Rate: 30 to 220 beats/min - Lower
Placement: Hand
Product Model: HR-100C
Brand Name: Omron
dietary and weight loss type: fat control
medical aid type: heart rate monitors
Color: Red
haircare color: red
Frequency Band: Soft zippered storage caseAlarm option for low and high heart ratesTime of day display and daily reminder alarm featureEasy to program monitor with ventilated watch bandWater resistant watch and chest transmitter belt to 98 feet (30 meters)Mounting bracket to mount watch receiver to most treadmills and bicycles
Temperature: -4F (-20C) to 140F (60C) Storage
supplements size: 100 capsules
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Expert Reviews
Best Heart Rate Monitor
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 19, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor as a best pick for the Best Heart Rate Monitor. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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User Reviews
Great heart rate monitor for the price!
4 Star Review   By member jeffreywakins - Jan 25, 2009   

Strengths: Low cost, ease of use.

Weakness: Limited capabilities (very basic)

I have been using this HRM for about 6 weeks now and I have been very satisfied so far, but of course I can't speak for the longevity of this product. I am a beginner runner and this was exactly what I needed as a starter model. It seems to be very accurate and consitent and it is extremely simple to use. If you are a beginning runner and are on a budget, I would recommend this HRM.

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Works very well
5 Star Review   By member pqinsheng - May 3, 2008   

Strengths: greatly improved my exercise plan

I used to do some running almost everyday but found it's not very effective without some planning. I did some research and found out it'll be greatly improvement to exercise at certain heart rate. But I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of these heart rate monitors, so this product fit my price range perfectly. I'm not certain what other bells and whistles the more expensive ones have, but this one seems to be everything I need...heart monitor including alarm setting to let you know you've reached your target or fallen from it, stop watch, clock, and etc. highly recommended

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omron heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member MATTSMITH35 - Mar 21, 2008   

Strengths: inexpensive accurate

Weakness: complicated to set up

I WOULD BUY THIS UNIT AGAIN. IT CAN BE USED ON A TREADMILL OR OUTDOORS.I GOT IT TO REPLACE THE EAR LOB ATTACHED MONITOR WHICH CAME WITH MY TREADMILL AND WAS VERY INACCURATE.

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Inexpensive, functional heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member cornkid - Jan 4, 2008   

Strengths: Inexpensive, includes clock/timer, comfortable, easy to change battery

Weakness: Needs a lot of moisture to get readings, seems to be inaccurate

Very inexpensive heart rate monitor. The watch includes a clock and timer, and can be set to indicate when your heart rate is in the optimal range. The monitor sits below your chest and is pretty comfortable and readily adjustable. In addition, the battery on the belt monitor can be changed by the user. However, you have to be sweating a lot or either apply some moisture on the monitor in order to get a heart rate. In addition, although I feel I am not really exerting myself, I sometimes get heart rates of >180 making it seem as if the readings are inaccurate.

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Great watch with heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member axu7803 - Sep 8, 2007   

Strengths: Inexpensive and easy to carry

Weakness: Manual does not provide good explanation where to put the belt. Also, the device does not provide the distance/ calories burned.

Overall, I am satisfied with this device. It is in expensive and light weight. I use it for exercise (walking) every morning. The monitor can provide the time and heart rate at the same time. It also has a function of stopwatch and alarm.

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Nice heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member lyan0733 - Jul 23, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, very comfortable to wear.

Weakness: The chest strap is a little bit bigger than expected.

Being a person who hasn't ever joined a gym, I never knew stuff like this existed. I was very interested in this item because I've been walking for exercise but wasn't really sure I was reaching my target heart rate consistently. The monitor, which displays the time as well as your heart rate on a watch, works in conjunction with a gizmo that you strap around yourself, just under your chest. (I will tell you, since I was concerned about this, that it's hardly noticeable once it's in place...it's a 12" or so long piece of plastic with an adjustable elastic strap...not very bulky at all!) The monitor also features a stopwatch and an alarm, so that after you set your minimum & maximum desired heart rates, you can be alerted when you are out of range. The alarm is a "beep-beep" that I can hear over the book on tape I drag along with me. Your heart rate is updated every second or two so you will always know if you need to pick up the pace a bit. Although I have not yet had to do so, the chest strap has a removable backing, and you apparently can change the battery yourself (this is a big deal, I guess, since some of the more expensive monitors require that you send them to the factory for a battery change). The elastic strap is also completely removable, which makes it very easy to wash (and you will need to if you're exercising!). The monitor comes packaged in a small, zippered carrying case, and includes an attachment that allows you to place it on a bicycle handlebar. This does everything I need it to, and I recommend it for anyone who is just getting started in an exercise program.

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Good inexpensive item
4 Star Review   By member percky - Jul 4, 2007   

Strengths: The price is very low and it works great.

Weakness: The manual is not clear.

Because it is so cheap, I feel very satisfied with this product. The watch is great with time, date, alarm, not only for heart rate. But the manual does not show how to put on the belt and the best position to let it to measure the heart rate.

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Nice wireless solution to increase your workout monitoring.
4 Star Review   By member howyoudoing - Jul 4, 2007   

Strengths: Comfortable fit chest band, full function watch with stop watch and alarm features.

Weakness: Watch alarm sound level is weak. Sometimes takes a while for the watch to sync with chest band causing delays in heart monitoring function.

I purchased this product so that I could monitor my workouts and push myself when I wasn't getting optimum performance. There is a chest band that fits around your body just below the pecs. This band stretches to fit tight, but you hardly notice that it's on. next you strap on the watch and hit the heart rate button. Usually within 30 seconds it picks up the signal from the chest band and starts to display your heart rate. Occasionally, I have noticed that it takes a little longer which can be somewhat annoying especially if you want to start your workout. You can set an upper and lower heart rate alarm to alert you to stay within a range, but the alarm is not too loud and impossible to hear if you are listening to music so I do not use it. There is also a stop watch function which I use a lot, plus normal time functions. Overall, I think this is a good product with a few minor short comings. For the price, I'd consider it a good value and worth a try.

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good simple HRM
4 Star Review   By member mikek753 - Jun 18, 2007   

Strengths: works out of the box simple price

Weakness: no Ave/Min/Max HR can't see time and HR at the same time - you have to press "Time" button to switch all the time

This is very good simple and inexpensive HRM. Yes, Ava/Max/Min what is missing here, but other devices that have it cost twice much. I think I can live without it ;-)

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Omron Heart Rate Monitor, HR-100C
4 Star Review   By member b9031 - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: inexpensive and you are able to replace battery without returning unit to manufacturer

Weakness: doesn't show calories burned

this monitor worked fine right out of the box. still working without any problems. comes with a receiver mounting bracket for a bike handle instead of wrist. a good deal.

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an accurate heart rate monitor
4 Star Review   By member nn2000 - Apr 15, 2007   

Strengths: accuracy

Weakness: manual explanation

The equipment manual does not tell but you have to put the belt very close to heart for the equipment to detect the heart beats. Otherwise it is a very accurate one, which is designed very well for aiding in exercising.

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