How should I record activities with the external heart rate monitor?
With one of our external heart rate monitoring (Arm Band or Chest Strap), you will be able to see real-time HRV and record your active heart rate as well as exercise zones.
Plus, during an indoor cardio activity, such as Cycling, Treadmill, Elliptical or a Stair-stepper, you can also take advantage of the Cardio Coach feature which will help you maintain a pace to achieve your desired workout goal whether it's cardio, fat burning or intense training.
If you are recording a gym workout, you will need both the wristband and the Activity Pod. During the recording of the gym workout, Biostrap will attempt to classify the exercises performed (once you train them), compute velocity and consistency.
If you want to record your cadence during a Cycling, Running, Elliptical or a Stair-stepper activity, you will need to wear the Activity Pod to capture that necessary data.
If you are recording outdoor running OR any other cardio activity, you can either use the wristband OR the Activity Pod.
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 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 ...
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: Polar H7 Polar H10 Polar OH1 ...
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 ...
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 ...