Keeping track of your heart rate can be useful for a variety of reasons. Making your workouts more efficient, tracking your heart for medical reasons, and just watching your natural beat. There are many different methods of keeping tabs on this information, ranging from rings to apps, but if you prefer something that will always be right in front of you during your workout, and won’t feel too foreign, then you might like something along the lines of a watch.
The Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor will give you constant, accurate data about your heart rate. It uses two light beams and an electro-optical cell that will sense the volume of blood moving under your epidermis. As your heart beats, the signal will act accordingly. This thing can work when you’re running over twelve miles per hour, and can transmit data to a bike computer if you prefer to cycle. This will cost you around $199 if you want one, but hasn’t launched just yet.