- Training Manager for Optimum Exercise Evaluation and Monitoring
- Automatic Exercise Zones to Calculate Ideal Limits
- ECG Precise Heart Rate Monitor, Compatible with Cardio Machines
- 50-Lap Counter
- User Replaceable Battery
The Sigma Sports PC 15 Heart Rate Monitor Watch is an affordable heart rate monitor watch that comes bundled with loads of features such as heart rate zones, zone indicator and a summary of total training time and total time in zones. The watch presents a display of heart rate fields such as Current HR, Average HR and Maximum HR readings. Offering Calorie measurement, cardio machine compatibility and bike mount make it suitable for cyclists as well as runners.
If you have read our article on How to Buy a Running Watch, you’ll be aware that Lap Memory Storage is vital for the serious athletes who do interval training. While The Sigma Sports PC 15 Heart Rate Monitor Watch offers a 50 Lap counter for the current session, it does not facilitate saving of splits. Because of this the watch is only useful for single runs.
It should be noted the handle bar attachment for the bike is made for small handle bars. If your bike has a large handlebar then the O-ring included in the bike mount might not “lock” into place. This should not prevent usage, but when the watch is removed the mount might not stay in place.
This watch is large in size so is most suitable for a male wrist.
A lot of customers have reported loss of Heart Rate Monitor Signal, but we think in most cases this can be attributed to normal heart rate monitor issues that are covered in our Heart Rate Monitor Guide. This watch is a cheap starter quality watch. Good for a first-timer, but is liable to be less reliable than other HRM watches we have looked at in the past.
For a little more money, you might prefer to consider a Heart Rate Monitor Watch of higher quality:
- Garmin Forerunner 50 – Sports Watch with Optional Bike Cadence/Foot Pod
- Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor Watch For Runners
- Timex Ironman Midsize 30-Lap Heart Rate Monitor Watch
However for an inexpensive starter Heart Rate Monitor watch, the Sigma PC 15 Heart Rate Monitor Watch does have a lot of nice features not seen in other heart rate monitor watches.
Other features included in the PC 15:
- Easy-to-use menu
- Time menu with 7 functions
- Pulse menu with 6 functions
- Zone Indicator and 3 Zone Alarm
- My Name Function
- 5 Language Support
- Backlight Illumination