I tried placing the Scosche on my upper arm instead and it was no better, maybe worse. The unit works great for running, fine for uphill cycling, mostly fine for flat riding, but is useless descending the hills of Colorado, at least for me. Again, I really would like this to work as I’m not wild about the chest strap. Any other ideas? Anyone else having problems on fast, steep, chip seal descents?
For swimming HR I use a Garmin FR60 worn next to the Scosche Rhythm. I’m also experimenting with an old Sony Xperia Pro (has ANT+) in a waterproof pack worn next to the Scosche Rhythm to replace the FR60 but so far haven’t found a good enough way to do that.
Just as much as the reviews, I really appreciate you following up in the comments. You helped narrow my choices (for optical heart rate monitor) to this or the Mio (instead of another watch). The heart rate lights seem pretty cool on the Mio but I’m thinking that I’ll find the Scosche more comfortable.
Thanks, i bought it last week in eBay, shipes crime USA to France. I sent a mail to scosche support, because I bought this product for ANT+ and it seems to not work. That’s why I wish I must not to ship it in UsA for an exchange.
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