Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart World’s First According To HRWC
The Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart is the beginning of a wave of new devices that are Bluetooth Smart for fitness from the leader in heart rate monitor technology.
Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
The new Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart is the world’s first ever Bluetooth Smart foot pod for measuring speed, distance and cadence running for any Bluetooth Smart compatible device according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.
“This is a first”, says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, “What this does is bridge the gap for all run data between the Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart and any Bluetooth Smart compatible device that has an app and this is the direction everything is headed”.
GET IT AND GO
“For running this new Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart and your Bluetooth Smart compatible watch or Smartphone loaded with an app that is Bluetooth Smart and you are good to go”, says Squire. He adds, “This is a brave new world where devices like the new Garmin Edge 510 can instant upload so expect Bluetooth Smart to dominate the future of sensors and devices as ANT+ quickly gets eliminated”.
THE NEXT WAVE
Sensors and devices are all starting to make the move to Bluetooth Smart. “Cycling is still somewhat entrenched in ANT+ but that will change over time as runners, triathletes and others begin to move to the new standard,” says Squire. He adds, “The big deal with Bluetooth Smart is that it uses less energy and all the smartphone manufacturers are moving toward it and what this opens up is real-time access to data moved over a network”.
The Polar H7 heart rate monitor was Polar’s first entry into Bluetooth Smart and has proven successful as a device for iPhone 5 and 4S.
The Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart is priced $50 below Polar’s standard S3+ stride sensor at $79.95 meaning that it will have broader market appeal according to Squire.
RUNNING WITH A SMARTPHONE
“The big deal about running with a Smartphone is where do you put it because it is not like a watch that fits on your wrist”, says Squire. He adds, “The best solutions are armbands or waist belts but visibility while exercising can be challenging so simply recording data for later purview is often the methodology”.
The new Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart is available at the Heart Rate Watch Company.
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