Polar Verity Sense Review – Not much change vs OH1 but still the best optical heart rate monitor
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Polar Verity Sense Review – Not much change vs OH1 but still the best optical heart rate monitor

I reviewed the Polar OH1 optical heart rate monitor back in 2018 and have continued to use it until this year when the Polar Sense Verity was launched. Every other HRM I have tried has died or just not been very accurate. Not much has changed since the older model, existing users shouldn’t feel too…

The best heart rate monitors for Garmin & Zwift for 2020 – Chest & Optical HRM
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The best heart rate monitors for Garmin & Zwift for 2020 – Chest & Optical HRM

As much as I love my Garmin Fenix 6 and other multi-sports watches, the wrist-based optical heart rate monitoring is poor. The accuracy will vary a lot depending on placement and the activity. For me, with things like cycling and rowing, accuracy is poor to the point of being useless. Generally, for things like rowing,…

Polar OH1 Heart Rate Sensor Review – Upper Arm Heart Rate Monitor – Now with Ant+
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Polar OH1 Heart Rate Sensor Review – Upper Arm Heart Rate Monitor – Now with Ant+

Originally posted May 2018 – Updated on 02/05/2019 The Polar OH1 has now had a new firmware rolled out enabling Ant+. It was a great device to start with and now, after a year of using it, I think it is probably the best heart rate tracker on the market.  Polar have recently overhauled their…

Suunto 9 Baro review – Full review with heart rate comparisons & performance mode tests
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Suunto 9 Baro review – Full review with heart rate comparisons & performance mode tests

A few weeks ago, the Suunto 9 was launched, and for the past three weeks or so I have been using it as my main sports watch, replacing my ageing Garmin Forerunner 235. I have posted some initial impressions of it, but now I have used it for around 20 gym, running sessions, and a…

RunAR Upper Arm Optical HR Sensor Review
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RunAR Upper Arm Optical HR Sensor Review

As a geek that love fitness, I love looking at data from my various sessions from running, cycling or the various cardio machines in the gym. Most fitness fanatics will have noticed irregular readings with wrist-based HRM; the problem occurs across brands and product ranges, it doesn’t matter if you have a Fitbit Charge 2…

Best Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitors for 2018 – HRM Comparision

Best Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitors for 2018 – HRM Comparision

If you are a fitness enthusiast and use a sports watch with a built-in wrist based optical heart rate monitor, you will likely have experienced a lot of inaccuracies. Depending on the sport and the level of rigorousness that inaccuracy can vary from a small amount to being completely useless. Wrist-based options are still great…

AIEX / moreFit / RobotsDeal Fitness Activity Tracker Review

AIEX / moreFit / RobotsDeal Fitness Activity Tracker Review

Following my recent reviews of the Lintelek, Letsfit and Fatmoon Fitness Trackers I decided to continue trying other brands out as I have had quite a bit of interest in them from readers. As I have concluded previously, many of the fitness trackers on Amazon are identical, and they are just white label products that…

Fatmoon DM58 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
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Fatmoon DM58 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor

This year Amazon has been flooded with fitness trackers offering wrist-based heart rate monitoring. While I like the Fitbit ecosystem they are a lot of money for what they are, and it is a high price to pay if you are just getting into fitness. I bought this particular tracker is the design is nice…