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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

FitBit Launches Ionic Smartwatch

We have been expecting Fitbit to launch their first smartwatch for a while now. They bought up the IP from Pebble late last year, at the same time fitness tracker sales have been declining for Fitbit. So releasing a smartwatch was an inevitable move. This week Fitbit finally announced their entry into the smartwatch market … Read more