Boring, Boring, Boring. Review Data Comparison

I have to say I am getting VERY VERY bored while trying to pick fault with the accuracy of the WAHOO TICKR FIT optical armband

A few weeks ago my opinion was that the Polar OH1 probably very, very slightly edged it in terms of accuracy over the Scosche Rhythm+.

But now I can’t find any way, so far, to say that the OH1 has that same slight advantage over the new TICKR FIT.

Have you ever had an interesting time trying to compare 3 numbers? I mean, like, trying to compare 25 with 25. And with 25 being the third number? That’s pretty much what it’s turning into.

Here are today’s effortsrunning tickr fit cycling tickr fit

Actually I can pick fault. I also tried to pair the Tickr Fit with the Android version of Bioforce HRV (a waking HRV app I used to use a lot). It didn’t pair. Could be my android phone which is a little notorious at pairing or simply there is no HRV capability in the TICKR FIT

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14 thoughts on “Boring, Boring, Boring. Review Data Comparison

  1. That’s awesome if they are this accurate (hoping the rhythm 24 is the same).

    Perhaps the things it does beyond HR for its root device is the defining attribute (OH1 might bring other/future functionality/metrics to only polar watches–like how HRM-Tri/run does advanced running metrics power to garmin watches alone)?

    If not, and they can indeed give back the exact same HR info, all it comes down to from my point of view is:

    -Battery life
    -physical fit of device
    -device pairing choices.

    So far that I’ve read, the tickr fit is 30 hours of battery, the same price as the OH1 (and $20 less than the rhythm 24) dual band and fits on the arm just like the competition.

    So…Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner?

    1. if pairing choices includes ‘caching’ then i’d broadly go with that.
      if physical fit includes the strap (longevity and flipability) as well as aesthetics/size then i’d go with that all again.

      is dual band THAT important? It is to me. But I suspect BLE will be most important longterm for most people. once battery get above 17/20ish hours then it becomes a bit moot. I tend to forget to turn these devices off. so i just see now that my wahoo has been merrily measuring the air for the last ‘however long’..that doesn’t help battery life. so polar has an issuette there

      caching enables special ‘use cases’…swim, gym, team sports. some of those then revert back to vendor-based choices

      1. My H10 eats coin batteries. My hrm-tri….once a year? And yes “air measurements” kill the battery. Stryd has this problem too as my abovementioned H10. Could they just not have bothered to put a button to turn it off when not using it?

        Dual band it very important, just from a utility reason. I might be wrong on this but didn’t the rhythm + cache info? I know the Tickr X chest strap held a ton of info (something like 16 hours and music control?) You have the fit, does it say it caches data?

        I said this in your prior posting, but at most this is (for me) an alternative thing, I’m fine with my chest strap, but it might be worth it if I am doing something low impact.

      2. No… Scosche Rhythm + doesn’t cache. It’s just BTLE and ant+ broadcasting. Some extra bits with the latest firmware, like run cadence, but not caching.

      3. you’re lucky
        the latest version is full of bugs apparently.
        UK phrase: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” (which i always ignore when there is new firmware available)

      4. I find dual very important for emitters. Increases flexibilty when using with BLE/ANT+ only receivers; or when used in combo mode (eg. ANT+ head unit, but BLE watch/tablet)

        Just my twentyfive cents. ?

      5. For Bike I use Zwift on aTV4K (BLE only) and for Ski-/RowErg I use Zwift on iPP (also BLE only). My old Android (no Zwift, but other other apps) tablet would theoretically be able to do ANT+, but I found it very annoying to use an USB OTG. My GF’s PM is ANT+ only, but the CABLE does a great job with Zwift.

      1. Aren’t we all? 😉 Yes I’d seen that other test, pretty good I must say and it puts into perspective all the frustrating track (or not) sessions with the FR235, FR935 or as you write pretty much all wrist based oHRs.

        As you point out too HRMs have come a long way feature wise and they keep the HRV edge. They give you a pretty compelling “ecosystem” now on watches like the FR935 with PC, Power, balance, or HRV Test and LTHR although the latter seems to be broken currently with the pace it gives (I get my Mace these days).

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