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SportBrain is Useful for Runners, But Not for Multi-Sport Athletes

Dave Aiello wrote, "This is the third article I have written about SportBrain and my experiences in using it. At this point, I have logged more than 1.31 million steps taken while wearing the device. That's almost exactly 500 miles of walking and 85 miles of running since January."

"The major problem I am having with this device is that is not useful for sports that do not involve running or walking. When I participate in ice hockey officiating or mountain biking, the device only records heart rate."

"So, I am now trying to obtain a Polar S-710 Heart Rate Monitor. This is a lot more sophisticated and expensive training system than SportBrain. But, it is a logical step up in that it provides instant performance feedback through it's wrist watch display, and it is useful for both running and cycling."

Dave Aiello continues:

If I actually stop using the SportBrain, I will lose the ability to collect statistics on the tacit exercise I do in my daily life. So, perhaps I will use both, but stop using the SportBrain's Heart Rate Monitor Feature.

But, the number of cycling features I gain by starting to use an S-710 are mind boggling. I hope that Polar is able to clear its backlog on these units soon.

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