App and mioPOD

new MioPOD Announced

MIO recently trailed a new announcement (here) and today it’s properly official: mioPOD The new mioPOD is what the first generation of Mio devices should have morphed into in 2015/6 when their super-innovative optical HRM bands somewhat stalled in the marketplace as the larger GPS companies and smartwatch companies started to take over the leadership…

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Mio POD: Mio are back….with the Mio POD

Mio Pod It looks like one of the first optical HR companies is back with a bang…I mean band. This is Mio global who made the MIO Link (Velo, Fuse) and similar HR straps. They used a Phillips sensor and were GOOD at the time and I think I still l have them in a…

Wahoo Tickr Fit Review - Scosche Rhythm+

Optical Heart Rate – A Chat With Valencell

I had an interesting chat recently with Valencell. There are no revelations as such but it was good to hear some of the directions the company and the wider market are heading down. In no particular order here are some of the things we discussed: Valencell estimated that optical HR sensors for sport are probably…

Scosche Rhythm 24 Review

Scosche Rhythm 24 | Opinion | Optical HRM 2018

Scosche have just announced a successor to the highly successful RHYTHM+ armband (Source: prweb.com). This post will take some of the key points about the new RHYTHM 24 arm band and add some initial thoughts prior to more of a hands-on in Q2.2018 when it should be available to review in a non-beta version. Consumer…

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Apple Has Best Optical HR – err…… no it hasn't

A bizarrely scientific, yet incomplete, study by the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic published through the American Medical Association  purports to show that the Apple Watch has the best accuracy of wrist-based optical HR. Or at least that is how it is being headlined by various tech publications on the internet. This is the first page:…

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…