Finally, the Garmin HRM-Pro chest strap has re-surfaced and I have already confirmed that it will be announced properly next week(ish) along with the Forerunner 745 and new Venu. The original leak on the HRM-PRO was SOOOO long ago that I’m going to have to google my own old posts to recall the details 😉
The image above is from Garmin (via Gadgets&Wearables) and is the first public taste you’ve had of the exact design, which is clearly the same as the HRM-TRI/HRM-RUN but in yellow/green! G&W also claim two BLE connections are added and that they are the only material difference from the HRM-TRI. My understanding is different but the two BLE connections are right. There still is an HRM-SWIM, of course, but I always wondered what happened to HRM-BIKE?
Available now: HERE and it will be priced initially at Eu/$129.00
My other source on this claims there is more to come than just 2xBLE connections! Indeed this is partly what we had last year where some Fenix 6 product listings on retailers sites clearly referenced ski power and ski dynamics (these might come later through firmware, IMO they should be here next week). Let’s just leave the mysterious source as ‘the internet#…it’s a mostly wonderful place.
The HRM-PRO is probably going to become my strap-of-choice, although I’m using Wahoo Tickr and HRM-TRI right now (sometimes Polar H10). I used to get excited about heart rate straps but I’m not sure about the green on this one. I might have to switch over the blue bit from my HRM-TRI kinda like when you buy Georgio Armani clothes but take the labels out to avoid the embarrassment of being seen to spend 100 on a T-shirt – I’m going back a few years!