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Review of Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Wireless Heart Rate Sensor for Android and Windows Phone 8
4.20 stars Very Good Form 173 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 08, 2013 Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$84.95

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable fabric strap
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent integration with several fitness apps
  • Dependable Bluetooth connection for Droid
  • Endomondo interface is seamless
  • Works great indoors and outdoors
  • Rechargeable via USB

    Cons

  • Relatively short battery life
  • Strap cannot be extended
  • Strap needs to be wet for conduction
  • Poor consumer service
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Wireless Heart Rate Sensor for Android and Windows Phone 8. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.20 stars, and the price range is $84.95.

The Zephyr HxM BT is the first fitness-tracking device that uses Bluetooth to provide heart rate, speed, and distance to your Android or Windows Phone 8 device. It combines the Smart Fabric, heart rate sensor technology, movement sensors, and Bluetooth connectivity on a chest strap for sport-lovers and professionals. Paired with the HxM, your phone can track exercise intensity level, speed, and distance while playing your music, tracking your GPS location, and providing calling services.

This Zephyr HRM is woven onto a soft, elastic, adjustable machine washable strap worn around the chest. The Bluetooth 2.0 module has 26-hour battery life per charge and is snap-detachable letting you recharge the HxM on the USB charger. It is supported by dozens of Android apps including: Endomondo, Strava, SportsTrackerLive, Runtastic, Run.GPS and more. Users love the fact that this heart rate monitor has a rechargeable battery and seems to hold connections brilliantly when connected to a Bluetooth device. However, some reviewers have mentioned that the battery loses its charge even when it is idle. Most reviews have pointed out, while that the fabric strap is comfortable it is difficult to keep it wet enough to keep the heart rate monitor reading properly for longer exercise routines.

On the whole theZephyr HxM BT is a good and necessary device that allows you to continuously monitor for a faster feedback. It has a built-in battery which is very useful and nice comfortable fabric strap, offering reasonably good battery life with Bluetooth connectivity and range that is compatible with lots of great Android apps.

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Zephyr HxM Bluetooth Wireless Heart Rate Sensor for Android and Windows Phone 8
Works seamlessly with Endomondo It transmits the heart rate, allowing Endomondo to show that and to accurately count calories during the runs and workouts
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.50 stars
9 Reviews See Details
The fabric strap is comfortable Difficult to keep the strap wet enough to keep the heart rate monitor reading properly Poor consumer service
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
3.50 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Strap easily pairs with Droid Accurate Chest strap is comfortable Strap requires a little moisture for good conduction
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.50 stars
17 Reviews See Details
Rechargeable power system Lasts longer per charge Battery module is sealed so need to replace after charge life is finished Dependable bluetooth connection for Droid Excellent integration with several fitness apps
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.50 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Tested well on Zephyr's app, Cardio Trainer, and EndomondoPRO Supports large amount of apps in both iOS and Android
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.00 stars
13 Reviews See Details
Highly recommended if looking for a monitor to pair with your Bluetooth device Very accurate Easy to pair with iPhone and Android devices
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.50 stars
14 Reviews See Details
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