How do I pair my external heart rate monitor (HRM) to Biostrap for active heart rate?
We're super excited to have this integrated solution for active heart rate! We released this for iOS in September 2017, and released it for Android in March 2018.
We have successfully tested with the following devices:
Setting up your external HR Monitor works the same way you would add your wristband or shoe-pod.
- Go to the Account tab
- Click Add Devices
- Make sure your HR Monitor is turned on and within range
- The HR Monitor should show up in the list of devices discovered
- Click the HRM to add
- It is VERY important that phone is nearby and the HRM stays connected with Biostrap during the entire workout session
- Some heart rate monitors have to be put on first, before turning on
From here, you will be able to see your active heart rate in the Biostrap app while recording an exercise.
Does Biostrap track active heart rate?
Short answer is: YES, you can see active HR in the Biostrap app with an external heart rate monitor! With the wristband device by itself, it’s important to note that we don’t currently take continuous or real-time measurements - including measuring ...
How to Attached External Heart Rate Monitor to Biostrap (Android)
How to Attach External Heart Rate Monitor to Biostrap Click on the Account Tab. You will navigate to the Account Page, as shown below in the screenshot-1. Click on “+ Add Devices” menu item. Biostrap will scan for External Heart-Rate Monitor (HRM) ...
Why can't Biostrap currently track active heart rate?
Biostrap utilizes a clinical-quality PPG sensor with RED and InfraRed LEDs, whereas FitBit (and most of the other wearables) use GREEN LEDS. Red & IR are capable of penetrating much deeper into the tissue which helps us get very high-definition pulse ...
How to use the Biostrap Chest Strap HRM
The Biostrap Chest Strap Heart Rate Monitor tracks real-time heart rate and heart rate variability allowing you to follow your heart rate progression by exercise zone during a workout. This will give you data backing up how intense your workouts are ...
Why do I need an external heart rate monitor?
The Biostrap wristband biosensor uses Infrared LEDs as an optical PPG sensor, which can record a very high-definition pulse; however, movement disrupts the sensor's accuracy and data integrity. Therefore, Biostrap offers two different external heart ...