Zephyr HxM Smart Heart Rate Monitor
Zephyr HxM Smart Heart Rate Monitorby Zephyr
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- Named #3 best health & fitness accessory by Techradar.com
- Tracks Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, R-R Interval, Stress, Intensity, Activity Level and Calories while you work out
- A heart rate monitor built for Bluetooth Smart/Low-Energy (4.0) devices including iPhone 5 & 4S, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Mini, and Android 4.3
- Comfortable, adjustable strap is Machine Washable
- Sensor is Waterproof up to 1m
- No Subscription Required! Compatible with the most popular running, cycling and fitness Apps such as Armour39, Wahoo Fitness, RunKeeper, Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Runtastic, iCardio and dozens more
- Price: $54.95 Save: 45%
- $99.95 List Price
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- Brand: Zephyr
- Dimensions: 5.71 x 4.13 x 1.77 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.05 pounds
- Item ID: upc:639737290523
- Item ID: ean:0639737290523
From the Leader in Physiological Monitoring
The Zephyr HxM Smart is a wearable fitness-tracker designed for use with iPhone 5, 4s, Android 4.3* and other Bluetooth Smart devices. It combines our Smart Fabric, heart rate sensor technology, movement sensors, and Bluetooth Smart connectivity on a chest strap for athletes who live on the cutting edge of technology.
Built to last
Using technology developed for NASA, Military Special Forces and Hospitals, the HxM Smart is durable, waterproof (1m) and built with firmware that can be upgraded over-the-air.
Strap-on comfort for all-day performance.
Smart Fabric is conductive fabric that provides market-leading comfort and accuracy. It is woven onto a soft, elastic, adjustable Machine Washable strap worn around the chest. It is covered by a 12-month limited warranty from defects and the strap itself is replaceable.
The freedom to run: your phone, your app*...no subscription fees!
Why should you be tied to a device that only lets you use one app and charges you a subscription fee for the privilege? With an open communication design, the HxM provides unparalleled flexibility with the phones and applications you use. Supported by dozens apps including: Armour39, Endomondo (iOS only), Strava (iOS only), SportsTracker, Runtastic, Wahoo Fitness and more!
Physiologists and fitness trainers recommend working out within certain heart rate zones to achieve goals such as weight loss or cardiovascular improvement. You no longer have to hold on to dirty handle bars on treadmills because the HxM continuously monitors you for faster feedback. With Zephyr, you can measure life anywhere!
*Android users should visit the Zephyr website for a list of apps that support HxM Smart before buying
I'm using my Zephyr HxM Smart with my Nexus 5 and my Moto X, both of which are on Android 4.4 (Kit Kat).
To connect the HxM Smart to your Bluetooth LE equipped Android device, there is a trick that is NOT obvious if you're accustomed to pairing Bluetooth devices within the system-wide Bluetooth settings: DO NOT ATTEMPT A BLUETOOTH PAIRING WITHIN THE SYSTEM BLUETOOTH SETTINGS. Instead, connect to the HxM Smart directly from the app you plan to use.
For example, if you want to use the HxM Smart with SenseView, do the following:
1. First make sure you install the companion.
I've had it for about a month now, paired with an iPhone 4s running the Cyclemeter and Digifit apps, and it's served me well so far.
The sensor has worked seamlessly with Digifit; no issues whatsoever. Cyclemeter has sometimes hiccuped and lost pair when I left the phone on the floor and ran out of range; that required deleting the sensor in Cyclemeter and re-pairing. Since discovering that, I've stuck to Digifit at the gym ($2.99 for the sensor package, or $7.99 for the Pro package).
The sensor band is fairly comfortable, easy to put on, and works well after wetting the pads with water, even when worn overnight.
The sensor is small and lightweight; I mainly notice it when lying flat on my stomach.
Heart rate values have been believable at all times -.
I am currently using the heart rate monitor with an iPhone 5S and generally for mountain biking.
I use the iPhone app polar provides and also Strava for cycling.
The polar works well, sync quickly and works well with the apps I normally use. Also the polar is compatible with gym machines which is another added bonus. It does use a CR2025 battery which is smaller and drains faster than the larger CR 2032
The Zephyr bluetooth HRM worked well also and syncs quickly. It works well with the polar app, but for some reason I cannot get it to sync with the Strava app (I am a premium member and it supports this feature). The polar bluetooth monitor works fine with the Strava app.Uses larger CR 2032 battery which lasts longer than the smaller CR2025 battery in the polar
The Wahoo fitness was more finicky. Seemed to sync, but the heart rate would not.