Living with Wahoo Tickr Fit: Heart rate monitoring from the arm

Should you swap your wrist based monitor for one that lives on your forearm?

I know a lot of people hate wearing heart rate monitor chest straps. I’m not one of those people, but I can fully appreciate why they don’t have a lot of fans. While they are still regarded as the gold standard for accuracy, there’s no getting away from the fact that they can be uncomfortable to wear underneath your gym or running kit whether you’re going for a run or sweating bucketloads in your spin class.

It’s the main reason we’ve now seen HRM sensors crop up in¬†fitness trackers,¬†smartwatches, sports watches and even headphones. To deliver that heart rate data from a more comfortable place without sacrificing the accuracy you get from a chest strap.

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