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Review of Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Strap for iPod/iPhone$59

Review of Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Strap for iPod/iPhone

Good
Rating
3.50 stars
162
Reviews
$60-$80
Price Range
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Simple interface and no dongle needed
  • Comfortable chest strap
  • Water proof
  • Strap can be hand washed for easy cleaning
  • Works well with multiple Apps
  • Measures accurate data throughout the exercise
  • Can listen to music on device while using Wahoo App
Cons
  • Does not work consistently
  • Technology is not intuitive
  • Customer support is email only, no phone support
  • Lacks detailed documentation, need to visit website for further support
  • Strap might be tight for some users

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Strap for iPod/iPhone. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.50 stars, and the price range is $60-$80.

Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Strap with App combination serves as a great training and monitoring device for all your fitness routines. It connects wirelessly to the iPhone 5, 4S, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPod Nano (7th generation), iPad (3rdand 4th generation) and iPad Mini, without the need for any adapters. It features a comfortable chest strap with a two snap connection that is easy to wear and adjustable. The Wahoo Blue HR is waterproof up to 5 feet to protect against water and sweat, making it an ideal accessory for beach runs, jogs in the rain and even while working up a sweat in the gym. However, it does not transmit data underwater or while swimming.

Wahoo HRM works with the most popular running, cycling and fitness Apps such as Runmeter, RunKeeper, Cyclemeter, Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Runtastic, Wahoo Fitness (included) and dozens more. The workout data is easily and wirelessly uploaded to popular training websites such as TrainingPeaks, MapMyRUN, Nike+, Garmin Connect or Strava so you can track your fitness over time and email your workout data.

Some reviewers have faced some initial hiccups of needing to pair and un-pair it a couple of times. Once you can get past some of the starting issues, the app works accurately. You can pair and select a number of devices to use with each workout, such as cadence, heart rate, GPS data and more.

Overall, Wahoo Fitness blue is a low energy Bluetooth HR monitor available with one of the most fully featured and well-connected apps. It is easy to use device, with no extensive set up required except pairing it to your preferred fitness app. It tracks heart rate, time spent in each heart rate zone, max heart rate, average heart rate, and calories burned while you work out.

Note: Wahoo HRM does not work with the iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4 and is not compatible with ANT technology.

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.00 stars)
13 Reviews
Reliable heart rate measurements Comfortable strap Large selection of iPhone/iPad apps to monitor workout Works very well with iPhone Do not have to use a dongle
Review Group #: 2
(3.50 stars)
10 Reviews
BLUE SC speed & cadence sensor works flawlessly Nice and easy to read display Good integration with iPhone
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
20 Reviews
Easy setup if you use an app to pair with the monitor Works great and compatible with lots of apps Wahoo app and the device pair immediately Easily paired with Runkeeper
Review Group #: 4
(2.50 stars)
12 Reviews
Not very reliable Does not work all the time
Review Group #: 5
(2.50 stars)
12 Reviews
Trouble pairing with iphone5 Customer support is email only, no phone support Lots of buyers faced problem with pairing
Review Group #: 6
(4.00 stars)
28 Reviews
When it works, it works well Wahoo exercise app isn't the best app out there but it works well enough and is getting better with updates

Where to Buy

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eBay$59.99Price varies by seller.
Apple$69.95
Amazon$69.99
BestBuy$69.99
lifeproof.com$79.99

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By Anonymous on February 22, 2014

Does anyone know what kind of battery is required and how long is the battery life?

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By Anonymous on February 27, 2014

It uses replaceable 3 volt CR2032 coin cell battery. The battery can last about 2 years.

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