1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Sportline 630 Cardio Coded Heart Rate Monitor Review

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating

By

Updated February 01, 2014

Sportline 630 Cardio Coded Heart Rate Monitor

Sportline 630 Cardio Coded Heart Rate Monitor

Courtesy of Pricegrabber

The Bottom Line

This is a good, entry-level heart rate monitor that is also easy to use. It displays heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate, exercise session time and calories burned. It also has a stopwatch function. I like the large number display and found it comfortable to wear.

Compare Prices

Pros

  • Displays heart rate and percentage of maximum heart rate

Cons

  • No in-zone alarms or memory function.

Description

  • Coded, chest-strap, heart-rate monitor with sports watch display.
  • Shows beats per minute and percentage of maximum heart rate.
  • Shows exercise session time and calories burned.
  • Stopwatch function.
  • Day, date, alarm and back light.

Guide Review - Sportline 630 Cardio Coded Heart Rate Monitor Review

The 630 comes in men's and women's versions. Both include an ECG-accurate chest strap sensor and a sports watch display unit.

I find the set-up for Sportline watches to be pretty easy. In this case, you need to set your age and weight in order to display a percentage of maximum heart rate and calories burned.

The chest strap was comfortable to wear. I didn't have any problems with the device maintaining proper skin contact for sensing heart rate, even though I've had that problem with some other brands.

The unit is easy to use. Once you are ready to start your exercise session, just press the Start button on the watch. Now you can view your heart rate and the percentage of maximum heart rate, plus exercise time and calories burned, as well as the time of day. The heart rate and percentage are in big-enough numbers for my aging eyes, plus there is a back light on demand. The Sportline is an entry-level heart rate monitor, however, so you can't set heart rate zones, out-of-zone alerts, review time in zone or save a workout to memory.

The watch also has a stopwatch (chronograph) function for timing. And you can set an alarm.

Compare Prices

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.