Scosche RHYTHM Review

The Scosche RHYTHM+ is a Bluetooth and ANT+ optical heart rate monitor that is worn on the arm. Positives: It is the most accurate optical HR sensor I’ve seen (September 2015-March 2017). It’s comfy and easy to pair with numerous devices. Battery life is over 7 hours. It is ANT+ and BTLE compatible. Negatives: It’s…

Camera HRV

An interesting app from Marco Altini. HRV measurement by using the camera on your iPhone (not Android). Some models (iPhone 5 or 6) can take HRV-accurate readings from your finger suing the phone’s camera effectively as a heart rate monitor. Here are some more links if you want to find out more. Click on the…

NEW Garmin VIVOFIT 2 – today’s announcement

Some new improvements to the VIVOFIT. Nothing too earth shattering here. Evolution not revolution. Have a read if you are thinking of buying one.    ———————————————— Garmin PR Release follows Verbatim Garmin announces vívofit 2 and the Style Collection – an activity tracker with interchangeable design options to stay fashionably active 5 January 2015 @…

Running and triathlon gadget recommendations for 2014

These recommendations are based on products that I have used, reviewed or had access to use ‘for a while’. I mostly focus on the capability of the gadget itself rather than the app or software that may accompany it. Obviously the software *IS* still a key part of the offering and most vendors strive to continually improve…

Me vs. Steve Way – Garmin Style

OK, OK, I’m the first to admit that I would not beat Steve Way over any distance except, maybe 60m. And even that’s doubtful – although it would be close if you look at the times 🙂 Anyway. Steve kindly shares his Garmin stats to the world through his Forerunner 620. so here is some interesting…

Optical HR Monitor – eg for wrist

Source: mioglobal To eliminate the need for a chest strap MIO use optical sensing (if you are techy – photoplesmographic technology). In optical sensing, a light is shone onto the skin, allowing the measurement of blood flow through the capillaries and the determination of heart rate. The technology has existed for some years – the…