When it comes to heart rate monitors (HRM), most of us got started with a good ol’ fashioned HRM strapped to our chest. It worked and though HRM technology has improved and is now more comfortable after the introduction of soft(er) straps, it could still get a bit uncomfortable at times. Ever try adjusting a chest strap while riding? Forget about it.
So let’s forget them chest straps. You can now wear a HRM on your sleeve with the all-new Wahoo TICK FIT.
Weighing in at just 19 grams with the included large strap, the TICKR FIT is an optical heart rate monitor armband that tracks heart rate and calorie burn data with an optical sensor on its underside, much like how the Apple Watch tracks heart rate at your wrist, but is said to be more accurate given its recording location.
Similar to other Wahoo products, the TICKR FIT is designed to be simple to operate and pairs nicely with other popular devices and apps with its dual Bluetooth and ANT+ compatibility. It’s also simple to use: Power on by pressing its sole button till it blinks blue and power down by holding the very same button till the red LED stops flashing. Speaking on power, the sensor pod uses a rechargeable battery from the included USB dock with up to 30 hours of battery life between charges. The sensor pod itself is waterproof to IPX7 specification meaning it’s protected from water immersion with a depth of up to one meter and a max duration of 30 minutes.
Also worth noting is that each TICKR FIT comes with two adjustable bands (260mm and 375mm) so rest assured your chicken arms or oversized guns will fit perfectly.
The TICKR FIT is available now for $79.99.