21 Shares Google+ 2 Twitter 15 Facebook 3 LinkedIn 1 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 21 Shares ×

The myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor on the arm

Those of us geeks who like to stay fit have all sorts of gadgets out there that we can use to track our workouts. I’ve been using various tracking applications for years over various platforms (all the way back to my old Palm m105), along with a Polar heart-rate monitor, but generally have to rely on a lot of manual input if I want to try to match up heart rate data with various points on a run. Scosche has a better solution in their award-winning iPhone app that works exclusively with their myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor.

 

The myTREK armband gets heart-rate information for the app

Scosche starts with the myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor, an armband that tracks your heart rate and wirelessly connects to your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch (Bluetooth, I’m assuming, as it’s stated to work within 33 feet of your device of choice). From there, you use the myTREK App (free download from the App Store) to monitor your heart rate, calories burned, workout time, and on your iPhone you can see run distance and speed using the integrated GPS and accelerometer.

 

The myTREK iOS app for your iPhone or iPod touch

The app supports up to 5 color-coded training zones, based on your on personal health information, allowing you to easily identify what heart rate zone you’re in so you can adjust your workout accordingly. That’s always been a tough thing for me with the heart-rate watch solutions, as it’s not always easy to see if you’re in the right zone. With the color coded zones and larger iPhone display and user interface, you could see just at a glance where you are. You can even control your music from within the app using the integrated buttons on the myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor.

The app adds motivational voice prompts during your workouts, helping to keep you in the zone, and has an integrated calendar so that you can track your workouts and heart-rate statistics over time (nothing says data-geek more than watching your resting heart rate go down over time on a nice, pretty graph).

Via Scosche

 

21 Shares Google+ 2 Twitter 15 Facebook 3 LinkedIn 1 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 21 Shares ×
Connect With Us:
Our email robots can be trusted. Please add your name and email to get posts like these sent to your inbox
Email Frequency:

About The Author

Avatar of Andy Martin

Andy is a long time gadget hound, networking architect, musician, and all around media addict. When he's not working and learning about new ways that technology helps our lives, he's watching his fish, teaching his kids in the finer aspects of growing up geek, playing guitar, or playing way too much World of Warcraft. Find out more on , and follow him on Twitter @andymartinaz