Interbike 2015 – Mio Global Heart Rate Monitors

by Brian Mullin on October 22, 2015

Mio makes the most accurate wearable heart rate monitoring technology in the marketplace, and they were highlighting their new Mio FUSE Cobalt at the show. The FUSE Cobalt is the ideal activity tracker for bikers, offering precise heart rate tracking for training and a complete picture of daily activities. It is an ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wristband that enables users to monitor their heart rate with EKG-level accuracy at performance speeds while also tracking calories, steps, distance and pace.

Mio Global makes heart rate monitor watches and wristband devices that are EKG-accurate and don’t require a chest strap. The technology was developed in partnership with Philips Healthcare is uses a continuous optical heart rate sensor to measure your heartbeat in real-time using two green LEDs and an electro-optical cell. Integrated into the back plate of their wristband or watch devices, the LEDs shine light into the skin, which enables the electro-optical cell to detect your pulsing volume of blood flow.

Mio FUSE Specs:

  • EKG-accurate heart rate data, with no chest strap required
  • Tracks steps, pace, distance, and calories to provide a complete assessment of your daily effort
  • Customizable display and configurable heart rate zones
  • Connects to fitness apps with Bluetooth Smart
  • Sync heart rate to bike computers & GPS watches via ANT+
  • Stores activity data and wirelessly syncs to the Mio GO app
  • Water resistant to 30m (3ATM)

They have four products, the Mio FUSE Heart Rate Training + Activity Tracker, the Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Sports Watch, the Mio VELO Cycling Heart Rate Band, and the Mio LINK Heart Rate Wristband.

All the devices are EKG-accurate heart rate data monitors with no chest strap required, are water resistant up to 30m depths and allow customization of your workout with up to 5 user-settable heart rate zones. The Mio ALPHA 2 watch tracks calories, pace and distance during workouts, has a built-in countdown, chronograph and repeat timers and utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to iPhone & Android fitness apps. The Mio VELO Cycling wristband sends heart rate data to smartphone apps, GPS watches, and bike computers via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ and can transmit data from existing ANT+ speed and cadence sensors directly to iOS smartphone apps. The simple Mio LINK wristband connects to your favorite fitness apps and sports devices with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+.

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