Product Comparison Calculator

How to find the right product for you

This Product Comparison Calculator will allow you to compare products in one of two ways. Choose from the two dropdown menus below to auto-populate the product boxes with results, or click on the product boxes to activate your own personalized choices. Once the product boxes are shaded per your liking, click the “COMPARE NOW” button to retrieve a customized product comparison graph.

Currently there are eight product types:

– Watches (and bike computers!!!!)
– Trainers (for cycling indoors)
– Activity monitors (things like Fitbits and step counters)
– Power meters (for cycling)
– Action Cams (things like GoPro’s and the like)
– Heart Rate Sensors (Straps and Optical sensors that measure HR)
– Trainer Apps (for cycling indoors on trainers)
– Drones (primarily sport focused options)

For trainers, the focus is primarily on computer-integrated trainers that provide resistance control. Additionally, like the watches I only include units that I’ve personally reviewed and/or used.

Select product use/budget for a comparison from the drop down menus:

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Note: While many running watches have a basic bike mode, only running units that are multi-sport focused are also included in the bike-only results (in addition to bike-specific units). Hiking units are those that include a Barometric Altimeter, Magnetic Compass and navigational functions.

Or select products for comparison by clicking the product boxes below:

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COROS Heart Rate Sensor
Garmin HRM-FIT
Garmin HRM-PRO
Garmin HRM-PRO Plus
Garmin HRM-RUN
Garmin HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM Bundle
LifeBEAM Smart Helmet
Mio Alpha
Mio Fuse
Peloton Heart Rate Band
Polar H10
Polar H7
Polar H9
Polar OH1
Polar OH1 Plus
Polar Verity Sense
PowerTap PowerCal (Dual ANT+/BLE)
Scosche Rhythm 24
Scosche RHYTHM+
Scosche RHYTHM+ 2.0
Wahoo TICKR (2020 Edition)
Wahoo TICKR (Original)
Wahoo TICKR Stealth (2020 Edition)
Wahoo TICKR X (2020 Edition)
Wahoo TICKR X (Original)

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureCOROS Heart Rate SensorPolar Verity SenseScosche RHYTHM+ 2.0Wahoo TICKR FIT
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 8th, 2023 @ 8:19 am New Window
Product Announce DateJuly 27th, 2023Feb 10th, 2021Jan 10th, 2021Jan 3rd, 2018
Product Availability DateJuly 27th, 2023 (US, Rest of World Sept 2023)Feb 17th, 2021Mar 15th, 2021Jan 3rd, 2018
Measurement TypeOpticalOpticalOpticalOptical
Typical PlacementUpper ArmUpper ArmMid/Upper ArmMid/Upper Arm
Battery Life38 hours30 hours24 hours30 hours
Battery TypeUSB RechargeableUSB RechargeableUSB rechargeableUSB rechargeable
NFC CapableNoNoNoNo
HR TransmissionCOROS Heart Rate SensorPolar Verity SenseScosche RHYTHM+ 2.0Wahoo TICKR FIT
Bluetooth SmartYes (three channels)Yes (dual channels)Yes (three channels)Yes
Dual concurrent ANT+/BLENoYesYesYes
Analog for gym equipmentNoNoNoNo
Usable HR data underwaterNoUsing swim clipDepends: If on same wrist, YMMV.Depends: If on same wrist, YMMV.
Bridging ANT+ to Bluetooth SmartNoNoNoNo
Can record activity in memoryNoYesNoNo
Additional DataCOROS Heart Rate SensorPolar Verity SenseScosche RHYTHM+ 2.0Wahoo TICKR FIT
Run PaceNoNoNoNo
Run CadenceNoNoNoNo
Run Economy/MetricsNoNoNoNo
Cycling CadenceNoNoNoNo
Cycling Power Meter EstimationNoNoNoNo
Valid HRV/RR dataNoNoNoNo
Configurable Sport ModesNoNoNoNo
Displays HR ZonesNoNoNoNo
Requires Bluetooth Smart Phone for ConfigurationYesNoNoNo
Firmware UpdateableYesYesYesYes
SDK For App DevelopersNoYesNoNo
AppCOROS Heart Rate SensorPolar Verity SenseScosche RHYTHM+ 2.0Wahoo TICKR FIT
Can show workout afterwardsNoYesN/AN/A (No recording)
Can sync files/workout to 3rd partyNoYesN/AN/A (No recording)
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PurchaseCOROS Heart Rate SensorPolar Verity SenseScosche RHYTHM+ 2.0Wahoo TICKR FIT
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