Mio Drive Heart Rate Monitor Watch

 
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Product Description

Designed for fitness enthusiasts who want to maximize their workouts with on-demand, accurate ECG heart rate readings without a chest strap, the Mio Drive heart rate monitor watch is an ideal workout companion, tracking such information as your personalized heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate, and total calories burned. Specific features include five exercise timers (count up, count down, count down with warmup, walk/run, and repeat), Mio's 3,500 Calorie Countdown program, and a user-accessible battery hatch. As a bonus, the watch comes with the MioSense Guide for Healthy Living, a booklet that includes information on health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and exercise, along with carb and calorie tables at the back for easy reference.



The Drive offers ECG accurate heart rate monitoring without a chest strap.
Key Features:

  • On demand, ECG accurate heart rate monitoring without a chest strap
  • Calculates calories burned during exercise
  • Visual indicator of exertion level
  • Percentage of maximum heart rate
  • Get results faster with the MIO 3500 Calorie Club program
  • Five exercise timers: Count up, Count down, Count up with warm-up, Walk/Run and Repeat
  • User accessible battery hatch

About Mio
The story of Mio began in 1999 when it was created by entrepreneur and mother of three, Liz Dickinson. Like many of us, Liz balances family and career, leaving little time for fitness. After several unsuccessful attempts to achieve her fitness goals and shed the pregnancy weight-gain of her third child, Liz turned to a personal trainer for advice. While working with a trainer, Liz realized the key to getting in shape and staying in shape is to practice smart eating habits, monitoring calorie intake, and using a heart rate monitor to ensure that she exercises at the right level. Liz realized there wasn't a product available on the market that would easily help her follow her trainer¡¯s advice.

Liz didn't have time to read labels and carry a calorie journal in her purse, nor did she have much patience for the uncomfortable chest strap she had to wear to get her heart rate. She knew there had to be a better way, so Liz used her technology and marketing savvy to create Mio, the world¡¯s first heart rate monitor to work without a chest strap. And, it didn't stop with just heart rate, as Mio also has a patented calorie management system that offers a straightforward approach to managing your diet. With the help of Mio and a balanced diet, Liz was able to shed those unwanted pounds and gain the benefits that come with improved fitness: more energy, more vitality, and less stress, and help many others do the same with the creation of Mio's products.

Features:
  • Sleek heart rate monitor watch designed for fitness enthusiasts
  • Provides on-demand, accurate ECG heart rate readings without chest strap
  • Tracks personalized heart rate, percent of max heart rate, and total calories
  • Five exercise timers: count up, count down, warmup, walk/run, and repeat
  • Integrates Mio's 3,500 Calorie Countdown program; 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Unsatisfactory
    I was hoping I could monitor my heart rate during exercise. Unfortunately, I was never able to get a reading on a consistent basis. Directions are to pace 2 fingers on the heart sensors and wait for a readout. I could usually get a readout when resting, but could rarely get ane during exercise. The watch indicated it was taking a reading, but would rarely go into display mode....more info
  • Against my better judgement
    I was not convinced there is a watch on the market at all that will monitor heart rate as well as a chest strap model - but I wanted to give it a chance. I purchased the watch against my better judgement and against the odd of baseline feedback. I just really wanted a watch that would not require a chest strap, I thought it would be too cumbsersome and I would not wear it - I checked feedback on all makes and models for this type of watch is pretty consistent (hit and miss but not stellar) and this seemed to rate above or at least a little better than the rest.

    I tried the watch, while it was easy to set up, had great features, and the concept is dang cool to watch yourself burn off a pound of weight - I wanted to measure my workout to see where I was during spin class etc. as far as burning and heart rate and this just did not do it. I have to say I think it hurt my work out, not enhanced it. I would have to nearly slow down or stop so much to get a reading "IF" I was able to get one at all.

    The watch is very big, cumbersome and not for a women.. Women CAN wear it, but not comfortably - I would have kept the watch had it at least had comfort because of the other features, but honestly, I had to take it off mid-class and it went straight back into the box to be sold.

    I dont bash the quality, again, the concept and timing features are very user friendly and beneficial, but.. if you are looking specifically to guage your heart rate when working out - suck it up and buy the chest strap. I have to..

    My best, C...more info
  • MIO watch
    Pretty accurate heart rate monitor. Red band that comes w/ it is a little uncomfortable, but I have a small wrist. Fingers do have to be on monitor just so, or it won't take reading. It's a little hard to do when you're on a bike or running at times. All in all it's a great product though to not have to wear the chest strap(I had 1 like that b4). I'd buy it again.
    ...more info
  • Very convenient, but a little finicky
    I bought this watch because I really, really hate wearing the chest straps for other heart rate monitoring watches.

    It certainly fits the bill but like others I have had the experience that if I'm moving too much while I'm running (especially at higher heart rates) it has a hard time picking out my heart rate. It'll get it but it might take 20 seconds of me grabbing my wrist.

    The calorie countdown function is sort of neat. I guess it gives you another goal to shoot for if you need one. It seems to count higher calories burned for the same amount of work than other watches that I've used. I think I'm decent at keeping my heart rate consistent so I'm not sure if this one is more accurate or less accurate. The difference doesn't seem to be that much regardless.

    I also found the wristband something that took a lot of getting used too. Maybe it's because I'm not used to wristbands like this but I didn't find it comfortable at all. I hardly notice it now though.

    Overall, I'll keep using it in lieu of other heart rate monitoring watches because not having to wear that chest strap means that much to me, haha. ...more info
  • I love this gadget watch!
    I wasn't making any progress in my weight loss efforts, so I got this watch to see where my heart rate is while I exercise. Turns out, I wasn't exercising efficiently. Now I know right where to be. I love the dual timer modes, and use them while following the run-walk program in the book. it is easy to measure your heart rate while you are doing your workout.I also love how it keeps track of your total calories burned, so you know once you burn a whole pound off (3500 calories)....more info
  • Mio Heart Rate Monitor Watch
    I couldn't get a reading while I was running, that was irritating. Maybe I am just not a HRM kind of person, but I found it cumbersome and not that helpful....more info
  • Good gift
    I bought this as a fathers day present, GREAT idea. I haven't really gotten to touch it but he tells me that it is comfortable and very handy. It makes my dad think twice before he takes the elevator :)...more info
  • so far, I like it!
    I have been using the MIO for about 2 weeks now and I like it. I am always looking for new ways/ tools to make my workouts interesting and that is why I bought it. I especially like the 3500 cal countdown which I find even motivates me to use the stairs as I just love seeing the numbers reduce.
    Not sure if it is because I am just not used to wearing such large watches but I find it a little uncomfortable and for some reason it seems either too tight or too slack.
    Despite that - I think it is good value for money and would recommend it to my friends.
    ...more info
  • It's alright when it works
    I thought this watch would be a good alternative to wearing a chest strap, because the MIO website touts their HR monitor as being 'very accurate'. Though, there have been moments when I'm either jogging or at rest and the watch registers my heart rate as 216. Since it thinks my max heart rate is 200, it doesn't compute the percentage. When I've received inaccurate readings, I've passed the watch to my husband to see what his heart rate is, and it reads something similar; 220 or higher. When I calculate my own heart rate the 'old fashioned way' (i.e., counting my own heart beats for 10 seconds and multiplying that by 6) I calculate a 'normal' number that I usually have when jogging a 10-minute mile; 157.

    But there have been other times when I'm jogging and the heart rate monitor is closer to reality (within 15 beats, which still isn't "accurate" IMHO). So it's inconsistent so far.

    The interval timer is somewhat kludgy to use since it operates different than the interval timers I'm used to using on running watches, but it works fine. However, I can't hear the beeps when running on the trails outdoors, which renders the interval timer meaningless.

    So I'm not happy with the purchase, but I'm trying to give it the benefit of the doubt and use it more often to see if it will 'behave' more often than not. If you have the extra money to buy a Polar or Nike HR watch, then do so. You won't be disappointed with the those products that use a chest strap. Until MIO does something about the accuracy of their HR function, I can't recommend this product....more info
  • It's alright when it works
    I thought this watch would be a good alternative to wearing a chest strap, because the MIO website touts their HR monitor as being 'very accurate'. Though, there have been moments when I'm either jogging or at rest and the watch registers my heart rate as 216. Since it thinks my max heart rate is 200, it doesn't compute the percentage. When I've received inaccurate readings, I've passed the watch to my husband to see what his heart rate is, and it reads something similar; 220 or higher. When I calculate my own heart rate the 'old fashioned way' (i.e., counting my own heart beats for 10 seconds and multiplying that by 6) I calculate a 'normal' number that I usually have when jogging a 10-minute mile; 157.

    But there have been other times when I'm jogging and the heart rate monitor is closer to reality (within 15 beats, which still isn't "accurate" IMHO). So it's inconsistent so far.

    The interval timer is somewhat kludgy to use since it operates different than the interval timers I'm used to using on running watches, but it works fine. However, I can't hear the beeps when running on the trails outdoors, which renders the interval timer meaningless.

    So I'm not happy with the purchase, but I'm trying to give it the benefit of the doubt and use it more often to see if it will 'behave' more often than not. If you have the extra money to buy a Polar or Nike HR watch, then do so. You won't be disappointed with the those products that use a chest strap. Until MIO does something about the accuracy of their HR function, I can't recommend this product....more info
  • Great item!
    This is a great watch! Easy to use and convenient. Is BIG for a small wrist, works great for wide arms person. ...more info
  • NICE WATCH
    I like the watch and its features however, it is difficult sometimes to get a reading out of it....more info
  • love it!
    My favorite watch ever. Love it. Love not having to wear a chest strap! ...more info
  • I love this gadget watch!
    I wasn't making any progress in my weight loss efforts, so I got this watch to see where my heart rate is while I exercise. Turns out, I wasn't exercising efficiently. Now I know right where to be. I love the dual timer modes, and use them while following the run-walk program in the book. it is easy to measure your heart rate while you are doing your workout.I also love how it keeps track of your total calories burned, so you know once you burn a whole pound off (3500 calories)....more info
  • Oh Yes
    This watch is great. My trainer wanted me to get a heart rate and calorie monitor. I first opted for a more stylish Suunto... returned it immediately once i saw the chest strap. I later decided that that brand is garbage. Anyways, the MIO is strapless and the heart rate monitor is flawless. I just got back from the gym and was eager to rate this product because i matched the exact HR with the running machine I was on. It does what I need it to do and at a great price. I recommend it. PS although not quite stylish enough to wear if u are going out....more info