Compared to wearing an HR Monitor on the wrist you can also wear one around your chest. The Wahoo Tickr X Chest Strap offers you something different. First, it takes the basic heart rate measurement, has an accelerometer, and offers you extra features. The great thing is we found many positive reviews from runner and cyclists. Let us see what they had to say.
Pros / What Customers Like:
One of the biggest positive comments from runners and cyclists is how quick the device starts to detect. As soon as it makes contact, with the skin, the LED sensor lights up, and you have two LED sensors. The first one shows the connection between the unit and a smartphone while the other detects your heart rate.
Another notable feature mentioned by all consumers is it connects with Bluetooth LE and supports ANT+ connection to use with fitness devices at the gym.
All athletes welcome the fact that it works with both Android and iOS versions and it offers different workout apps to track your health and fitness. Using the apps provide you with your running cadence, audio readouts while running, and distance updates.
Gym users love the accelerometer picking up every rep completed giving accurate measurements.
Joggers and runners found the running analysis useful without any complaints.
Another highlighted point is that you do not need to charge the battery and is replaceable after 12-months of use.
Different sports professionals mentioned that the device has onboard memory and great to use the fitness tracker without another device connected.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
The heart rate monitor works accurate, but remains basic according to many sports users when it comes to measurements and graphs.
Android users are not too happy with the presentation of data when using the Workout Tracker app.
One health fanatic found that their running metrics do not go through to their smartwatch.
The great thing is the Wahoo Tickr X is not just a chest heart-rate monitor, but a run tracker as well. You can use it indoors or outdoors to count steps and measure your strength training. This is an absolute steal when you look at the price.