Crivit Sports HRM / Pedometer

Fantastic product, available from Lidl's. It's really easy to set up, and picks up your heart beat without any fuss as soon as you put the band on. Time will tell whether it is anywhere near as comfortable or reliable as Polar HRM kit, but the Crivit monitor should definitely compare favourably to the Cateye and Cardiosport HRM competition.

Find more Lidl sports accessories on the Crivit page!

One month on... my first impressions: Generally the monitor performs very well, with a comfortable transmitter belt and good reception on the wrist-watch. However, when I start out on a ride and my heart rate lifts to 150-odd BPM, the monitor instantly starts beeping at me because it thinks my heart rate is over 190BPM! My heart rate only reaches this high on prolonged, extreme exertion, certainly not at the start of a leisurely ride. Not sure what to make of this, but it does settle down after five minutes or so.

Another small niggle is the feeble metal buckle on the watch strap; the arm swings around quite freely and when you're trying to tighten the buckle it easily slips the wrong side of the retaining plate, which means you have to take the strap out and start again. It's really trivial, but irksome nonetheless.

Over a year on... how has it lasted? I haven't used the HRM very much, as I haven't been riding much competitive or endurance events. However, having just worn it on a 10-mile time trial I can say that it performs exactly the same as the first time I used it. The monitor still has the annoying problem of 'flipping out' at high exertion, and I think that its reading of 180 beats per minute for most of my ride was just too high.

Two years on... the watch has died, and a fresh battery isn't enough to make the buttons work effectively. Despite two years at a low workload, my Crivit heart monitor is no more.

The Manual

For the benefit of people who need the manual, I've scanned the English version in and you can download it as a PDF. The quality's not great, but it may be better than nothing. You can also find a bunch of manuals on the website.


by Heather Brynes on 20 August 2016
Hi anyone know how I display previous calories burned once I have reset it
by Denis on 07 August 2015
would like to know how to set an age before 1990?
by Moira on 04 March 2016
You keep pressing the sel button and it scrolls round to 1900 and upwards.
by aoife on 30 July 2015
Can anyone tell me how to turn the watch off or if it just sleeps itself?
by kalima on 10 April 2015
mine stopped working after 2 years and they refused to replace it even though it is still on warranty. never buy anything electronic from LIDL again
by Alex on 22 March 2015
Thank you very much for the scanned version of manual, after searching in Google I only found sites that require payment in order to read and I lost my manual somewhere. Wish you best training with this watch and thanks once again. :)
by Barbara on 09 August 2014
I just bought it and cannot find how many BAR does it have. Who knows?
by Tomasz on 12 August 2016
3 Bar
by Michael on 30 July 2014
If any body can tell me how to set hart rate sensor ,cause there is no signal being received on the watch, HRM mode dead. The rest after setting OK.
by peter on 30 July 2014
use for some years now and I am happy with it considering the very low cost; however I face some issues;

during running HR often suddenly drop to about halve the actual rate; I think it has something to do with the strap that is not tight enough and then slips away and surely not a battery issue. Also the HRM starts to beep every time my HR exceeds 160; very annoying and no way found to to change this limit; I assume it could have a relation with programmed age (60) and body size (1.73m @ 67kg); somebody might have a clue? would be great.

by keita on 30 July 2014

I have just bought this watch, someone can tell how to change the language please.

on 25 July 2014
die crivit horloge ik heb er nu ook een van de lidl ze zijn kij fijn aleen dat hartslag ding werkt niet echt of ik heb de instelingen niet goed o en de genen die vroeg hoe je alles moet resetten gewoon bij je home beeld op set duwen 4 seconden
by Ron on 22 May 2013
When I've been jogging for about 15 mins, my HRM mode and Heart rate reading go down to a very low reading, which isn't correct, very annoying.

I've changed both watch and chest strap batteries. Can anyone advise?

Thanks Ron

by GEORGE on 18 March 2013
Can you please tell me how to do setup again? I want to change from Km/hr to Miles/hr.



by Phil on 24 July 2013
George, try pressing and holding SET and SEL in order to completely reset the device.

I have a different Crivit watch but I assume the functions are quite similar.


by Mandy on 07 March 2013
Sounds like you have a heart problem John. If your heart rate is hitting 180 and settling down after 5 mins it could be SVT
by John Swindells on 08 June 2013
Hi Mandy, sorry for not getting back to you sooner and thanks for your concern. I had non-reading from another HRM for the first 25 minutes of a high exertion ride today, so am a bit concerned that it may be some sort of arrhythmia. I'll ask my GP for an ECG, and take it from there!
by adi on 28 February 2013
Can I by only the belt it self separatly, the old one dont work and from where?
by Alan on 17 January 2013
See also for instructions


by John Swindells on 17 January 2013
That's really helpful, thanks!
by Angela on 11 August 2012
How do i set a crivit sports pedometer?
by John Swindells on 11 August 2012
I don't think that there's anything to set. You just put it in 'PEDO' mode (using the top right button) and it will automatically detect your movements.
by Sam on 29 April 2012
When your on HRM how do you change it from calories per minute to calories burned?
by Jonny on 07 March 2012
Rob thanks for posting the link to the manual website really helpful , deserves good carma.

Sound man.


by Kalle Saarela on 15 April 2012
How to change batteries to this thing?
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by Robert on 23 February 2012
Thanks very much for the manual. Bought it at Lidl and lost it, so never really got into it, but my Polar has now given up the ghost and my attempt to change the battery failed, and at ?22 for a new transmitter, this will now fill the gap. Many thanks.
by john.doe.192.88 on 12 July 2011
Just bought the new crivit hrm from lidl, its for 12.xx, going to try and get it started.
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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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