April’s update on Kickstarter for BSX’s LVL Hydration monitor shows that BSX are pretty much on schedule…always good news. The original schedule I believe was for a product in June 2017. That’s soon and they are on Alpha devices now.
I was aware sometime ago that some studies had been completed that showed LVL met good levels of validation. However that information now seems to be public on Kickstarter so I have shared it, below. Looks good.
So, as well as being useful it might also be accurate 😉 Always good to hear.
The developers also specifically confirmed that HR *WILL* be broadcast over existing BLE standards. With some of the newer Garmins also supporting BLE then I can live with that by itself.
My understanding is that the chip is dual ANT+/BLE and that the developers are working on a HYDRATION profile that can be written to a FIT file. I’m not 100% sure if this WILL be in the final specs..anyone?? Also I’m not sure if HR will be broadcast over ANT+. $1.2m was pledged so that did exceed the ANT+ $800k stretch goal by a fair way. Let’s see.
TBH, I’d be happy with no HR and a single Garmin HYDRATION data field. That’s all I need. No apps. No clocks. No notifications. Just hydration.