Tag Archives: Optical HR

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Fitbit Blaze In-Depth Review

Almost exactly two months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Fitbit announced their latest higher-end wearable, the Fitbit Blaze.  The company positioned it as a smart fitness watch, aiming to offer something midway between the higher-end … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix3 HR In-Depth Review

Last month at CES in Las Vegas, Garmin introduced their most advanced wearable device with an optical heart rate (HR) sensor in it – the Fenix3 HR.  This device took Garmin’s Elevate optical HR sensor and added it to their … Read More Here

Understanding continual (24/7) optical HR data and resting heart rate

(Updated April 9th, 2017) More and more devices over the last 1-2 years have begun to include the ability to record your heart rate (HR) data around the clock.  No longer are you limited to just workout HR data, but … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin’s new Fenix3 HR with optical HR, new Fenix3 bands, major software update

Update! My Fenix3 HR In-Depth Review has now been published (click here)! You can swing over to that post to read all the details! Today at CES Garmin has introduced three new fitness devices, first up is the new Fenix3 … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review

It’s been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their lineup of fall running watches, including three new units: The Forerunner 230, 235, and 630.  Each of those units replacing previous iterations of the FR220, 225, and 620.  The FR230 … Read More Here

First look at the new Garmin Vivosmart HR with optical sensor

Update! See my in-depth review of the Vivosmart HR – now located just one click away here! Today Garmin rolled out their latest wearable, the Vivosmart HR.  This new wrist-bound device takes the Vivosmart band that they announced slightly over … Read More Here

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A few quick thoughts on Polar’s new A360 with optical HR sensor

Heads up! I’ve now posted my full A360 In-Depth Review, which can be viewed here!  Enjoy! Earlier today Polar announced their latest wearable, the A360.  More notably – it marks the first Polar product to include an optical heart rate … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 225 In-Depth Review

This past spring Garmin announced their Forerunner 225 GPS running watch.  The unit would mark the first Garmin watch that contains an optical heart rate sensor within the watch, allowing you to view and record your heart rate without a … Read More Here

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Mio Fuse Activity Tracker and Optical HR Sensor In-Depth Review

This past summer Mio announced two new products to their lineup – the Mio Fuse and the Mio Velo.  These products just recently started shipping in the past few weeks, giving me an opportunity to use the final hardware and … Read More Here

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Hands-on with Epson’s new Pulsesense optical heart rate activity trackers

While no doubt everyone associates Epson with printers, the company was at Outdoor Retailer and there was clearly no printer in sight.  Instead the team of very fit looking engineers was demonstrating the first two fitness devices they’re bringing to … Read More Here