Function/Feature4iiii ViiiivaGarmin HRM-RUNGarmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM BundleLifeBEAM Smart HelmetMio AlphaMio FuseMio LinkPolar H7Polar OH1PowerTap PowerCal (Dual ANT+/BLE)Scosche Rhythm 24Scosche RHYTHM+Wahoo TICKR (Original)Wahoo TICKR FITWahoo TICKR RUNWahoo TICKR X (Original)
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Product Announce DateJan 7th, 2013Sept 16th, 2013Mar 2013Jun 25th, 2012August 8th, 2014Jan 6th, 2014Jun 19th, 2012Aug 30th, 2017Jun 15, 2011Jan 9th, 2018Jan 6th, 2014Jan 6th, 2014Jan 3rd, 2018Jan 6th, 2014Jan 6th, 2014
Product Availability DateJuly 2013Nov 2013Jan 2014December 2012December 1st, 2014Apr 11th, 2014July 2012Late Sept 2017Sept 2012Late April 2018Early May 2014Apr 2014Jan 3rd, 2018May 1st, 2014Sept 1st, 2014
Measurement TypeECGECGOpticalOpticalOpticalOpticalECGOptical HRECGOpticalOpticalECGOpticalECGECG
Typical PlacementChest StrapChest StrapHead (Helmet)Wrist StrapWrist StrapWrist StrapChest StrapUpper ArmChest StrapMid/Upper ArmMid/Upper ArmChest StrapMid/Upper ArmChest StrapChest Strap
Battery Life200 hours1-2 years13-15 hours8-10 hrs6-7 hrs8-10 hrs1-2 years12 hours1-2 years24 hours+7-8 hours350 hours30 hours1-2 years1-2 Years
Battery TypeCoin Cell CR2032Coin Cell CR2032USB rechargeableUSB rechargeableUSB rechargeableUSB rechargeableCoin Cell CR2032USB RechargeableCoin Cell CR2032USB rechargeableUSB rechargeableCoin Cell CR2032USB rechargeableCoin Cell CR2032Coin Cell CR2032
NFC CapableNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
HR Transmission4iiii ViiiivaGarmin HRM-RUNGarmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM BundleLifeBEAM Smart HelmetMio AlphaMio FuseMio LinkPolar H7Polar OH1PowerTap PowerCal (Dual ANT+/BLE)Scosche Rhythm 24Scosche RHYTHM+Wahoo TICKR (Original)Wahoo TICKR FITWahoo TICKR RUNWahoo TICKR X (Original)
ANT+YesYesYes (specific Model)No (Kickstarter model only)YesYesNoYes (with firmware update)Yes (Specific model)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Bluetooth SmartYesNoYes (specific Model)YesYesYesYesYesYes (Specific model)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dual concurrent ANT+/BLEYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Analog for gym equipmentNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Usable HR data underwaterNoNoNoNoDepends: If on same wrist, YMMV.Depends: If on same wrist, YMMV.YesNoNoDepends: If on same wrist, YMMV.Depends: If on same wrist, YMMV.NoDepends: If on same wrist, YMMV.NoNo
Bridging ANT+ to Bluetooth SmartYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Can record activity in memoryyesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Additional Data4iiii ViiiivaGarmin HRM-RUNGarmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM BundleLifeBEAM Smart HelmetMio AlphaMio FuseMio LinkPolar H7Polar OH1PowerTap PowerCal (Dual ANT+/BLE)Scosche Rhythm 24Scosche RHYTHM+Wahoo TICKR (Original)Wahoo TICKR FITWahoo TICKR RUNWahoo TICKR X (Original)
Run PaceNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYes (firmware 3.01 and above)NoNoYesYes
Run CadenceNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYEsYes (firmware 3.01 and above)NoNoYesYes
Run Economy/MetricsNoYes (ANT+ Running Dynamics)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Cycling CadenceNoNoYesNoNoYes
Cycling Power Meter EstimationCan pass through ANT+ PM'sNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Valid HRV/RR dataYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesAt rest onlyNoYesNoYesYes
Configurable Sport ModesSortaNoNoYesNoNoSorta
Displays HR ZonesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
Requires Bluetooth Smart Phone for ConfigurationYes (for bridging only)NoNoNoYesYes (for HR zones)NoNoNoYesNoNoNoFor Running Metrics OnlyFor Running Metrics Only & DoubleTap
Firmware UpdateableYesVia Garmin device/ANT+ StickNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYes for newish unitsYes (iOS/Android)YesYes (iOS/Android)Yes
App4iiii ViiiivaGarmin HRM-RUNGarmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM BundleLifeBEAM Smart HelmetMio AlphaMio FuseMio LinkPolar H7Polar OH1PowerTap PowerCal (Dual ANT+/BLE)Scosche Rhythm 24Scosche RHYTHM+Wahoo TICKR (Original)Wahoo TICKR FITWahoo TICKR RUNWahoo TICKR X (Original)
Can show workout afterwardsYesNoYesNoNoN/A (No recording)Yes
Can sync files/workout to 3rd partyYesNoYesYesNoN/A (No recording)Yes
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