Garmin HRM-Pro vs HRM-Tri vs HRM-Run vs HRM-Dual vs Wahoo Tickr X Compared – What’s changed and is the HRM-Pro the best heart rate monitor for Garmin

Yesterday, Garmin announced the new Forerunner 745, and also the new HRM-Pro chest strap. There are a lot of heart rate monitors on the market, and you would think they all do the same thing, so it doesn’t matter, but that is not quite the case. Compared to Garmin HRM-Tri & HRM-Run In short, the … 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

Polar Vantage V Premium Multi-Sport Watch Announced – £60 cheaper than Suunto 9 & includes running power

While most people opt for Garmin multi-sport watches there are still a few decent alternatives, with the Suunto 9 being a popular choice for ultra-endurance athletes. Now Polar are throwing their hat in the ring with the new flagship Polar Vantage V. Similar to Suunto, Polar appears to have avoided trying to compete with the … 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

Nokia Steel HR Review – A Fashionable Wristwatch Style Fitness Tracker

I have reviewed quite a lot of fitness trackers, and sports watches now, from cheap to expensive. One thing that is common with them is that they are all a bit ugly. The Suunto Spartan is possible the most attractive one I have reviewed; if you don’t mind the sports watch look, none are suitable … 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

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones Review – Bluetooth Earphones with Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)

I have reviewed quite a few wireless earphones this year, and most of them have been in the budget end of the market. This week I have been reviewing the new Bose SoundSport Pulse earphones which cost a hefty £169.00 making them one of the most expensive wireless earphones on the market. These are not … Read more

6 Amazing Fitness Present Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us and if you have a fitness fanatic in your life we hope the following 6 ideas might help you. These are our favourite fitness gadgets of the year and all reasonably priced. Garmin VivoSmart Pictured above, we loved the Vivosmart in our recent review. It offers the same functionality as … Read more

TomTom Runner Cardio Launched

We have blogged a lot about fitness gadget the past few months, as the whole industry has really taken off. Most of the gadgets are more lifestyle orientated that you wear all day, but there are also some big breakthroughs in specialist gadgets such as Heart Rate Monitors. TomTom have recently launched their new Runner Cardio watch, which unlike many HRMs in the past does not require a chest strap to monitor your heart rate. To promote it they have launched quite a raunchy video including Victoria’s Secret model Alexandria Morgan running using the watch, we found it quite enjoyable so you should definitely check it out.

Normal HRMs monitor your heart rate through  electrocardiographic technology to monitor your heart beating through the electrodes on the chest strap, they tend to be uncomfortable to wear, they are prone to moving about, losing connection and having random spikes and drops in tracking. The TomTom uses an optical sensor built into the watch itself, which is considerably more convenient, is apparently more accurate and is also less prone to false spikes in your heart rate readings.

The watch also has built in GPS, a motion sensor and compass it so you can track your runs accurately. It also has Bluetooth so you can sync your activities online with ease, and it should last up to 8 hours using both GPS and the heart rate monitor which should be enough for even the longest of runs.

To help optimise your training the watch has various other features built into it including tracking your time, distance, calories, pace and goals which allow you to set which intensity zone you want to work out in such as sprints, or fat burning.

Reviews of the device look very promising indeed and we hope to get a chance to review it ourselves in the future.

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Polar WearLink Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor Belt for Android Phones Review

While Mighty Gadget doesn’t really blog about fitness products much we recently were given a Polar WearLink Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor to try out. Unlike most HRMs the Polar Wearlink appealed to us as it connects to Android phones and is compatible with multiple apps including Endomondo, RunKeeper, Sports Track, Runtastic and many more. The … Read more