Heart Rate Monitor Technologies

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In this section we deal with the combination of heart rate monitors in to modern day technology. This cover everything from strapless heart rate monitor watches to high-tech smartwatches with wrist based HR to the peripheral accessories required to add heart rate monitoring to your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Wrist Based Heart Rate monitors

These are monitors that can ACCURATELY take a live and continuous heart rate reading from the wrist with no interaction from the wearer. This is a fairly new technology pioneered by Mio now embraced by the majority of heart rate monitor manufacturers. We have been involved in heart rate monitors since 1999 and this is probably the biggest advancement in technology that we have witnessed in this time (along with integrated GPS). You will find our full list of strapless heart rate monitors here

iPhone Connected Fitness products

The devices in this section can connect to most recent variants of iPhone. These peripheral devices connect directly to your iPhone to add functionality to a fitness APP. For example, add heart rate monitoring and pedal cadence to your Strava APP with a Bluetooth heart rate sensor and speed & cadence sensor. In this section of the site we have products from Mio, Wahoo Fitness and Polar. The full list of fitness peripherals for iPhones & iPads can be found here

Android Connected Fitness products

A majority of the iPhone connected fitness peripherals are also compatible with the latest Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy and Sony Xperia products. In this section of the website you will find Android compatible heart rate sensors, bike speed sensors, cadence sensors and other fitness accessories from brands like Wahoo Fitness and Polar. You can find the full list of Android connected fitness peripherals here

Wearable Tech with Heart Rate functionality

We all know that technology waits for no-one, not even Bill Gates or the late great Steve Jobs. When we started in 1999 a heart rate monitor was for the sole use of dedicated athletes. Times have changed and it’s now a commonly understood that training within heart rate limits will get you fitter, quicker.  It’s no surprise then that Apple, Motorola and such all include versions of their smartwatches with heart rate support generally acquired directly off the wrist like. You will find our full list of wearable tech smartwatch reviews here