Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pablo Magnificent HW, poor SW.
The gadget is great! Work perfect for biking and swimming, I owned a Link also, but decided to move to Alpha just for tracking my swim training.
The sw is poor. No way to manage info outside the phone.
I don´t know if it is my MotoG but the BT connection is very unstable and hard is to finish a training session all monitored (another reason to move to Alpha with built in memory).
I also have had trouble working with the PAI sw.
I hope both sw would improve in the future to be up to the HW´s level.
By the way, I ask for a future firmware update to have a setting to set off the blinking lead. Is very annoying at night or in the theater. Thanks. Pablo
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thx1138 Need some more features, anyway great product
I've been using this product for 4 months and I can say it's a great product. I love the design, the comfort and the big clear display. Also the fact it can work in the water was a main reason I preferred over other products. Anyway, I would suggest a few things: first, to give the option for a small version also for male: I have a small wrist and the large version is a bit too large, also the strap has a poor lock system which tend to open during training sessions. I would add some more feature, as: a clock alarm, useful when we bring the clock in vacation; the possibility to keep the light always ON, during night training sessions.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eben Great product
Love the MIO Alpha 2 - great product served me well over the last year.
Would be fantastic if it can produce average heart rate per lap!
Rated 3 out of 5 by lcernakml Lack of precision
While it keeps its precision during activities like running and biking, it goes completely off the course with sports like Box, KickBox or Crossfit. When at the peak of your performance, Mio is unable to read your heartbeat from your hand and shows dropped data (sometimes 90 instead of 190). It needs some time to adjust during your recovery, but it makes your training data worthless.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rangersgt Accurate and convenient.
Extremely easy to use and also very accurate. Don't listen to sf157 as he is probably a shill for Polar and has been on other sites bad mouthing different products. no doubt a chronic malcontent! The Alpha2 is a great, well designed product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aurel Love the watch!
I'm using the watch since more than one year and I love it. However, last week I have lost the plastic watch strap mio clip which secures the end of the strap (the one which has the MIO logo in the front - can I order a replacement part ?
Rated 5 out of 5 by edmund Love the Mio Alpha 2
Love the Mio Alpha 2 (its actually my second Mio Alpha watch) but part of the strap has come off. The two prong press-fit tab must have released during a workout. Would love it if there was a chance of getting a new tab.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Biker G Ant+ compliant for the future?
This is a great heart monitor and so comfortable to wear, you dont even realize its on.
The one big feature that is missing is the Ant+ compliant feature. As an avid cyclist it can be very dangerous looking at the watch to see the heart rate. I'm wondering if MIO will be adding this feature on the next generation so it can pick up the heart rate on my cycling computer. Otherwise its a fantastic fitness tool.