Crane GPS watch and HR monitor from Aldi instore for £24.99
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Crane GPS watch and HR monitor from Aldi instore for £24.99

£24.99ALDI Deals
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Found 27th Jul 2016
Seems like a decent deal for a GPS watch on its own. The bundled HR monitor is an extra bonus. I have tested the HR strap and it doesn't have to be used with the GPS watch; it works with RunKeeper too.

If you only want the HR strap, they are selling for £10.

Compatible with Android 4.3 and newer
Compatible with iPhone 4s and newer

Watch:
Up to 16 hours battery using GPS
Stores 50 hours of training data on watch (the data can also be synced to the Crane Connect phone app)

Found in Dunfermline, Fife branch.

24 Comments

I bought same in pink.for 4.99

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everypennycounts

I bought same in pink.for 4.99



​The bundle? or just the HR monitor? either way £4.99 is awesome!

have you got a barcode?

that's a great price.....heat added

If the barcode/product id is 92412, these are managers discounts to get rid of stock from August 2015, I bought the red version a couple of months ago (for 29.99) in the Sheffield Handsworth store.

You will struggle to find one if it is, but if you do its a bargain. The design is extremely cheap.. its a fairly big bit of kit, and the bike mount is terrible, but for the price.. (even the full price which I think was 69.99), its a bargain.

The software is a little bit basic but it syncs to the web OK.. you can also read the raw data off the watch fairly easily so can convert or upload it wherever you like.


Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 28th Jul 2016

sambartle_theone

If the barcode/product id is 92412, these are managers discounts to get … If the barcode/product id is 92412, these are managers discounts to get rid of stock from August 2015, I bought the red version a couple of months ago (for 29.99) in the Sheffield Handsworth store.You will struggle to find one if it is, but if you do its a bargain. The design is extremely cheap.. its a fairly big bit of kit, and the bike mount is terrible, but for the price.. (even the full price which I think was 69.99), its a bargain.The software is a little bit basic but it syncs to the web OK.. you can also read the raw data off the watch fairly easily so can convert or upload it wherever you like.



​can I use it for golf?

It has an HR monitor? Yes someone needs to keep a close eye on those b******s

cr7hg

​can I use it for golf?



If it is that one (ALDI have sold a couple of different ones in the past), then it doesn't have a golf mode.. and it cant follow programmed routes etc.. so probably not much use for golf (although as I dont play golf im not sure if thats what you meant)

You could use it to track the route you take.. in hiking mode or one of the 2 user modes (which basically just let you customise what is displayed on the screen but all record the same data).

What sort of info do you need for golf use and i can see if it does it?

I got the Bluetooth HR monitor band for £14.99 I think. If you have a Android smartphone, then the watch is pointless. Just buy a arm strap for the smartphone or a lanyard case - download Sportstracker or some other running app and it will log your data - heartrate, hills, times, best times, average times etc...
Edited by: "trampjuice" 28th Jul 2016

trampjuice

I got the Bluetooth HR monitor band for £14.99 I think. If you have a … I got the Bluetooth HR monitor band for £14.99 I think. If you have a Android smartphone, then the watch is pointless. Just buy a arm strap for the smartphone or a lanyard case - download Sportstracker or some other running app and it will log your data - heartrate, hills, times, best times, average times etc...



​Other than the fact those apps love your battery the watch would save your smartphone!

Original Poster

trampjuice

I got the Bluetooth HR monitor band for £14.99 I think. If you have a … I got the Bluetooth HR monitor band for £14.99 I think. If you have a Android smartphone, then the watch is pointless. Just buy a arm strap for the smartphone or a lanyard case - download Sportstracker or some other running app and it will log your data - heartrate, hills, times, best times, average times etc...



I don't always want to take my phone exercising with me. Plus, my phone is too large to be comfortably strapped to my arm. Plus, even though it is just a basic display, it is easier to access your duration, distance, calories, HR etc etc by looking at your watch when running, than removing the phone from the strap.

Original Poster

ttrraacceeyy

have you got a barcode?



92412 is the product code printed on the receipt

Original Poster

sambartle_theone

If the barcode/product id is 92412, these are managers discounts to get … If the barcode/product id is 92412, these are managers discounts to get rid of stock from August 2015, I bought the red version a couple of months ago (for 29.99) in the Sheffield Handsworth store.You will struggle to find one if it is, but if you do its a bargain. The design is extremely cheap.. its a fairly big bit of kit, and the bike mount is terrible, but for the price.. (even the full price which I think was 69.99), its a bargain.The software is a little bit basic but it syncs to the web OK.. you can also read the raw data off the watch fairly easily so can convert or upload it wherever you like.


Yeah that's the right product code!

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Whilst I am pretty impressed with the value for money you get from the hardware, the Android app is shockingly bad so far.

I haven't been able to bring myself passed the horrific registration screen.
twitter.com/tri…096

Got my garmin and strap but if I didn't this would be worth getting. Have some heat

trionkidnapper

Whilst I am pretty impressed with the value for money you get from the … Whilst I am pretty impressed with the value for money you get from the hardware, the Android app is shockingly bad so far. I haven't been able to bring myself passed the horrific registration screen.https://twitter.com/trionkidnapper/status/758446920809476096



Yeah its not great.. The app isnt built by ALDI, its built for them by the guys that make the stuff for ALDI.. a company called Latitude out of Hong Kong. (via another company called krippl from germany)

It asks for all that detail because the app supports the bluetooth blood pressure device, 2 smart watches, the bluetooth scales, and connected fitness tracker etc as well as this GPS Watch.. and they use some of that data to plot graphs of progress etc.

I have to say that I did eventually fill it all in.. and it's fairly reliable, seems accurate and works well enough.

You dont actually NEED to use that though if you just want it on a PC.. you can use the Latitude GPS Master software (its designed for the older model), which can download tracks and data fine from this model. all the route or waypoint uploading etc doesnt work.. (as the watch doesnt support it)

Software is here: produktservice.info/290…tml (not the same model as there is NO software officially for this version)

Or someone wrote an open source replacement here that works on windows and linux (its also designed for the older model but ive tried it and it works fine): github.com/mru…ase



Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 28th Jul 2016

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sambartle_theone

Yeah its not great.. The app isnt built by ALDI, its built for them by … Yeah its not great.. The app isnt built by ALDI, its built for them by the guys that make the stuff for ALDI.. a company called Latitude out of Hong Kong. (via another company called krippl from germany)It asks for all that detail because the app supports the bluetooth blood pressure device, 2 smart watches, the bluetooth scales, and connected fitness tracker etc as well as this GPS Watch.. and they use some of that data to plot graphs of progress etc.I have to say that I did eventually fill it all in.. and it's fairly reliable, seems accurate and works well enough. You dont actually NEED to use that though if you just want it on a PC.. you can use the Latitude GPS Master software (its designed for the older model), which can download tracks and data fine from this model. all the route or waypoint uploading etc doesnt work.. (as the watch doesnt support it)Software is here: http://www.produktservice.info/29097555/ba.html (not the same model as there is NO software officially for this version)Or someone wrote an open source replacement here that works on windows and linux (its also designed for the older model but ive tried it and it works fine): https://github.com/mru00/crane_gps_watch/tree/master/release



That's good to know that the app gets better once passed that screen! Also, that there is an OS version of the desktop app fills me with confidence too! Makes the odds better I'll be able to get data directly from the watch in a mobile app.

Thanks for those links, much appreciated.

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The accuracy of the HR strap is just as good as the Polar H7; I'm testing by wearing both at the same time. The reported values are always within 1-2 BPM of each other. (exactly how accurate they are I have no idea, but at least they match!)

As an added bonus, this cheap HR strap is easier to put on and take off than the Polar.

What about HRR parameter for this HR strap, does it measure HRR, as Polar H7?

Sportstracker is far better than the ALDI app.
There are others out there, Runkeeper, Strava Running, Adidas Train & Run, Nike+ Running etc.. but Sportracker works great for me and works well with the the aldi heartrate monitor via bluetooth (the HRM has got a low power form of bluetooth and only some apps cater for it I think). It doesn't need many permissions either.

I also wear Bluetooth headphones (amazon.co.uk/SAN…HUU - prob the best £19 I have spent in my life - I cannot recommend BT headphones enough) while running so my Android smartphone is playing music or podcasts, and Sportstracker interrupts every mile and tells me through the headphones my pace, heartrates, miles done etc... its really good! Plots it all on a map etc.. like the others.

BTW: You can very simply buy replacement coin batteries for the Aldi HRM - CR2032s I think - from the Poundshop - a quid for a pile of them.
Edited by: "trampjuice" 28th Jul 2016

Can these log GPS data for later download or not?

***Edit***

NM, looks like they can

youtube.com/wat…iks
Edited by: "dreamsofubuntu" 29th Jul 2016

dreamsofubuntu

Can these log GPS data for later download or not?


Yes they can log data and you can get at it a few ways.

Be warned though the YouTube video in the post above is NOT this watch.. that's the older one, which has more features than the current one this deal refers too (which I suspect was deliberately simplified).
A lot of the stuff in that video isn't in this watch.

Compass and waypoints are the big features not in the current one.


Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 29th Jul 2016

How do you delete when it says memory full! Can't find it in the instructions.
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