A guide to choosing the right heart monitor for your smart phone.
Do you run or workout with your smart phone? Adding a heart monitor can turn your phone into the ultimate training partner. You will have all the necessary tools right at your finger tips: heart rate data, speed/pace/distance (phone's GPS), music, and an endless number of fitness apps (most are free) to choose from.
Whether you have an iPhone 4S, iPad 5, Galaxy S III, Droid RAZR... it can be confusing to figure out which heart monitor is compatible with your device. Use this as a guide to choosing the right heart monitor for your smartphone or tablet.
Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th gen), iPad (3rd and 4th gen)
Samsung Galaxy S III, new Motorola Droid RAZR, Windows 8
Technology: Bluetooth Smart
- Wahoo Fitness BLUE HR, $79.99
- Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart and Gym Link, $79.95 (*Also works with gym equipment)
- Polar H6 Bluetooth Smart, $69.95
Apple iPhone 3, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (3rd gen+), iPad (3rd gen)
*If you are not sure what type of iPhone you have, click: Here
Technology: ANT+ Key
Android, BlackBerry, Windows
Nike+ SportBand, Nike+ SportWatch GPS, iPod nano (5th gen+)
Technology: 5 kHz transmission, transfers data into the Nike+ system
Top Free Fitness APPLE Apps, click: Here
Top Free Fitness ANDROID Apps, click: Here
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