Wahoo Fitness have kept up their streak of innovative product launches into 2018 with the new Tickr Fit, a heart rate monitor that is worn on the forearm and connects to all your devices with Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.
Wahoo say it offers accurate heart rate and calorie burn data with the addition of being comfortably on your arm instead of around your chest, which some cyclists can find uncomfortable. It can pair with any Bluetooth/ANT+ bike computer or smart phone wirelessly, and it can also be linked up with Apple's Workout app if you're an Apple Watch user, plus it can be used with Apple TV. The battery is rechargeable via USB, and you can get a claimed 30 hours of usage off a full charge. The device is also fully water-resistant.
It's not the first heart rate monitor we've seen that does away with a strap: Mio's Velo Heart Rate Wristband received a favourable review from Mat back in 2015. There are also numerous GPS watch options from Garmin and Suunto to name but two that measure heart rate from the wrist.
You can buy the Tickr Fit now on Wahoo's UK website for £64.99. It's adjustable and is also available in small or large sizes for a perfect fit. We'll also be hoping to review one shortly, so check back for more updates soon...
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