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Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Hoping one of you meatheads can answer this:

Looking at getting an ANT+ HRM. Is the protocol universal i.e. can brand 'X' chest monitor communicate with brand 'Y' receiver as long as they're both using the same protocol?
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Why don't you use an Iwatch or something...

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:33 am

4zilch wrote:Hoping one of you meatheads can answer this:

Looking at getting an ANT+ HRM. Is the protocol universal i.e. can brand 'X' chest monitor communicate with brand 'Y' receiver as long as they're both using the same protocol?
ANT+ means it can communicate with anything ANT+.

Example: I have a Garmin HR strap and a Bontrager cycling computer that reads what the strap says.
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Zillon wrote:
4zilch wrote:Hoping one of you meatheads can answer this:

Looking at getting an ANT+ HRM. Is the protocol universal i.e. can brand 'X' chest monitor communicate with brand 'Y' receiver as long as they're both using the same protocol?
ANT+ means it can communicate with anything ANT+.

Example: I have a Garmin HR strap and a Bontrager cycling computer that reads what the strap says.
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maxtdi wrote:Why don't you use an Iwatch or something...
Through the skin HRM is iffy at best even on good units, and the iShitwatch is consististanly the worst of the smart watch HRM's.


That being said, based on my experience with the moto 360 sport so far (smart watch 1st fitness tracker 2nd) and my previous microsoft band (fitness 1st smart second) , the band was significantly better at HRM.

that said, smart watch life is nice.
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maxtdi wrote:Why don't you use an Iwatch or something...
Through the skin HRM is iffy at best even on good units, and the iShitwatch is consististanly the worst of the smart watch HRM's.


That being said, based on my experience with the moto 360 sport so far (smart watch 1st fitness tracker 2nd) and my previous microsoft band (fitness 1st smart second) , the band was significantly better at HRM.

that said, smart watch life is nice.
Good to know. I'm definitely more interested in fitness tracker over a watch.

I really just want to monitor HR in real time as well as track workouts. I may dig into some of the Garmin offerings.
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4zilch wrote:
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Through the skin HRM is iffy at best even on good units, and the iShitwatch is consististanly the worst of the smart watch HRM's.


That being said, based on my experience with the moto 360 sport so far (smart watch 1st fitness tracker 2nd) and my previous microsoft band (fitness 1st smart second) , the band was significantly better at HRM.

that said, smart watch life is nice.
Good to know. I'm definitely more interested in fitness tracker over a watch.

I really just want to monitor HR in real time as well as track workouts. I may dig into some of the Garmin offerings.
I use a polar bluetooth strap, works great. Way better than the wrist crap.

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Chest straps will always be more accurate than a wrist HR monitor.
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Good to know. I'm definitely more interested in fitness tracker over a watch.

I really just want to monitor HR in real time as well as track workouts. I may dig into some of the Garmin offerings.
I use a polar bluetooth strap, works great. Way better than the wrist crap.
Zillon wrote:Chest straps will always be more accurate than a wrist HR monitor.
After doing some reading last night, and for my needs, that's probably where I'm leaning.
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Zillon wrote:Chest straps will always be more accurate than a wrist HR monitor.
dat. curious to see what you guys come up with. If i can add one and get the data to my phone or watch i might do that.

I finally got my watch to track my HR decently during a workout; moving it up my wrist a bit and tightening it did the trick.
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Eyeballing this one. http://www.wareable.com/sport/wahoo-tickr-x-review It has Bluetooth and Ant+. Nice features and app. Doesn't require a phone to work.

Downside it doesn't integrate with my work optionally mandatory fitness tracker. (Mandated for cheaper health insurance premiums)

I don't need it to hit my work mandated goals, but it'd be nice because I'd likely hit goals sooner and that would mean money in my pocket sooner.
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4zilch wrote:Eyeballing this one. http://www.wareable.com/sport/wahoo-tickr-x-review It has Bluetooth and Ant+. Nice features and app. Doesn't require a phone to work.

Downside it doesn't integrate with my work optionally mandatory fitness tracker. (Mandated for cheaper health insurance premiums)

I don't need it to hit my work mandated goals, but it'd be nice because I'd likely hit goals sooner and that would mean money in my pocket sooner.
whats your work fitness tracker? fitshit?
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4zilch wrote:Eyeballing this one. http://www.wareable.com/sport/wahoo-tickr-x-review It has Bluetooth and Ant+. Nice features and app. Doesn't require a phone to work.

Downside it doesn't integrate with my work optionally mandatory fitness tracker. (Mandated for cheaper health insurance premiums)

I don't need it to hit my work mandated goals, but it'd be nice because I'd likely hit goals sooner and that would mean money in my pocket sooner.
whats your work fitness tracker? fitshit?
Virgin Pulse is the program virginpulse.com. They give us a Virgin proprietary activity tracker (pedometer) as the program awards you on the number of steps you take in a day, I don't get the benefit as my fitness routine doesn't involve walking/running. The Company understands that and allows users to self enter activity (weightlifting, yoga, etc) for points, or they can upload activity from other fitness devices.

Reaching goals gets you $40/mo off of premium, company provided $600 to HSA, and up-to $200 in giftcards to use at your own discretion. The hoops are fairly easy to jump through, though its annoying to me because I know I'm more fit than the majority of people here, yet I have the same hoops to jump through as them for the same rewards. :bs:

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Azumio
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Misfit
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I've always been happy with the garmin stuff

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updates? my new watch is crap for HRM. Looking at straps.
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golftdibrad wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:55 pm
updates? my new watch is crap for HRM. Looking at straps.
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ye ole :fap: tracker
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dubshow wrote:
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updates? my new watch is crap for HRM. Looking at straps.
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ye ole :fap: tracker
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ye ole :fap: tracker
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007S ... UTF8&psc=1

These are at an all time low on the amazon, have good reviews. Just purchased a pair for the unit and I.
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