Wahoo Brings Their Heart Rate Monitors up a Tick, Launches Motion Equipped TICKR Line

Wahoo HR straps

The 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show is here, and with it comes the latest generation of wearable and bikeable tech. It seems that motion equipped heart rate monitors will be a big feature this year with Scosche and Wahoo showing their hand. Not only do motion based algorithms allow for improved calorie tracking from your exercise, but in the case of Wahoo the heart rate monitors are able to record acceleration, and even provide feedback on running form. Compatible with both Bluetooth Smart and ANT+, the straps are aimed at both running and cycling and provides useful training guidance with Wahoo’s Burn and Burst training app.

The HR straps will retail for $60-100 and will be available in the first half of 2014. More after the break.

TICKR – Heart Rate

  • Dual band heart rate with ANT+ and BLE

TICKR Run – Heart Rate / Running Motion Analytics

  • Treadmill Mode tracks speed and distance while on a treadmill
  • Wahoo Running Smoothness™ tracks running form and efficiency

TICKR X – Use with Any Sport / Memory / Post Workout Syncing

  • Motion analytics measures variety of motion from repetitions to swim laps to cross-training to cycling
  • Workout now, sync later: Memory allows users to workout without a smartphone and auto-sync later

 

Comments

ajbosch - 01/09/14 - 12:50am

Garmin are also doing the same with the FR620.

Robbie - 01/09/14 - 2:27pm

I’m ready to pick one up for myself – huge mountain biker over here, but have been a VIP over at RRS for years so I’m looking from these options: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/gear/heartratemonitors/

Do you guys have a recommendation from this selection?

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