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 rate monitors to record active heart rate and active HRV during activity.
Using one of the Biostrap external HRMs (Chest Strap or Arm Band), you will have access to the following additional data points:
- Accurate active caloric expenditure during the workout
- Five exercise zones based on heart rate progression displayed during the workout: Warm up, Fat Burning, Cardio, Hardcore Training and Maximum Effort
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) ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...