Compatible heart rate monitors and where to buy them

In the 1.5.2 release of BitGym for iOS (android support is coming later) the app has support Bluetooth Smart heart rate monitors. These are also known as BT 4.0 or BT Low Energy devices. 

Usually these are worn on your chest. For the last several years only chest rate based straps had any level of accuracy for exercisers, but lately some new entries which work in your ears or on your forearm are hitting the market. 

A great device is the Wahoo Tickr, available here: http://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-TICKR-Monitor-iPhone-Android/dp/B00INQVYZ8

A capable and lower cost option is the 60beat Blue, available here: http://www.amazon.com/60beat-Heart-Monitor-iPhone-Androids/dp/B0096DM3ES

Some iOS devices do not have Bluetooth Smart support, so to use this feature you must have one of:
  • iPhone 4S, 5, 6 or newer
  • iPod Touch 5th gen or newer
  • iPad Air, Mini, 3rd & 4th gen or newer.
Looking for help on how to connect your new heart rate monitor? See this page

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