Best used for: Basic Fitness
The Mio Select is very similar to the Mio Breeze. You can read the Mio Breeze review to know what to expect from the Mio Select.
The Mio Select is available in three options. The petite (pictured above), the unisex version, and the MioPink.
All three versions of the Mio Select offer the same functionality. The differences between the Mio Select and the Mio Breeze are:
- The Mio Selects add an hourly chime
- The Mio Select adds a patented calorie management capability (see below)
- The Mio Select has a 7 second backlight vs. the 5 second backlight of the Mio Breeze (go figure)
- The Mio Select does not have a countdown timer
The calorie management capability of the Mio Select will not only display the calories you have burned during your exercise, it will deduct those calories from the your calorie intake for the day. The Mio Select will calculate your expended calories based on your age, weight, gender, and resting heart rate. You also have to enter the number of calories you are expected to consume during a normal day.
The 2 page manual walks your through the process on how determine the number of calories you need to consumer for either weight loss or weight gain. As you enter the consumed calories during the day, the watch gives you a graphical indication on your net caloric intake/expenditure for the day. Although this is interesting, will anyone really enter all this data into a watch with only 1 button? We wouldn’t. Would you?
What Amazon users have to say about the MIO Select Classic:
There over 40 reviews at Amazon between the Mio Breeze and the Mio Breeze Petite. You can read all of the reviews for the Mio Classic Select Petite, the MioPINK Classic, and the Mio Classic Select to see for yourself.
Our user reviews for the MIO Select Classic:
Best fitness accessory I own
I’ve had my Mio Classic for 2 years. It just works. In 2 years all I had to do was change the battery.
This heart rate monitor has a ton of features: - It shows you your heart rate. And it's accurate.
- It shows you how many calories you’ve burned during your workout
- And it’s a regular stop watch
- The best part is that you can even enter the calories you’ve eaten throughout the day. It will make an alarm when you go over your limit.
It's like having a conscience in my arm!
It's not that bad
There are a lot of bad reviews for this heart rate monitor. I like it. You might need to try it twice to get a good reading but, frankly, I'm not in that much of a hurry. You can't beat a strapless HRM for $30. It's convenient and a great value.
I must be dead
This MIO Select is terrible. Some of the readings are so low, I must be dead. Of course, that's when you can get a reading. This is going back.
Bad is not bad enough
There are a lot of bad reviews on this watch. Anything for this price will have a few. When I read them I wondered if they were from people with higher expectations from a $30 HRM. I didn't expect much- and I wasn't disappointed. It doesn't deliver much.
During breaks in my workout (like when I change moves in class), I check my heart rate. It only takes a few seconds. The reading seems accurate- at least the numbers are consistent with how I feel. They are high when I am pooped. They are low when I feel fine.
I am addicted to using the HRM and I like my workouts a lot more when I use it.
U get what U pay 4
I bought this heart rate monitor a few months ago. The HRM is already messing up. Spending a few extra bucks and get a better one. I'm looking at a Timex this time.