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/FeaturePolar OH1Scosche Rhythm 24Wahoo TICKR FIT
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated July 27th, 2023 @ 10:46 am New Window
Product Announce DateAug 30th, 2017Jan 9th, 2018Jan 3rd, 2018
Product Availability DateLate Sept 2017Late April 2018Jan 3rd, 2018
Measurement TypeOptical HROpticalOptical
Typical PlacementUpper ArmMid/Upper ArmMid/Upper Arm
Battery Life12 hours24 hours+30 hours
Battery TypeUSB RechargeableUSB rechargeableUSB rechargeable
NFC CapableNoYesNo
HR TransmissionPolar OH1Scosche Rhythm 24Wahoo TICKR FIT
ANT+Yes (with firmware update)YesYes
Bluetooth SmartYesYesYes
Dual concurrent ANT+/BLENoYesYes
Analog for gym equipmentNoNoNo
Usable HR data underwaterNoDepends: If on same wrist, YMMV.Depends: If on same wrist, YMMV.
Bridging ANT+ to Bluetooth SmartNoNoNo
Can record activity in memoryYesYesNo
Additional DataPolar OH1Scosche Rhythm 24Wahoo TICKR FIT
Run PaceNoYesNo
Run CadenceNoYEsNo
Run Economy/MetricsNoNoNo
Cycling CadenceYesNo
Cycling Power Meter EstimationNoNoNo
Valid HRV/RR dataNoAt rest onlyNo
Configurable Sport ModesNoYesNo
Displays HR ZonesNoYesNo
Requires Bluetooth Smart Phone for ConfigurationNoYesNo
Firmware UpdateableYesYesYes
SDK For App DevelopersNo
AppPolar OH1Scosche Rhythm 24Wahoo TICKR FIT
Can show workout afterwardsYesNoN/A (No recording)
Can sync files/workout to 3rd partyYesYesN/A (No recording)
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PurchasePolar OH1Scosche Rhythm 24Wahoo TICKR FIT
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