HRM strap for iphone 3

7 messages
10/12/2013 at 16:16

Hi guys, now that I am doing a bit more running and I like stats I am thinking I would like to see how close my heart is exploding.  The issue I have is that I have an aging iphone 3 and all the bluetooth HRM I can find appear to only be for newer models, are there any straps that I could use or is there another option, I would like to be able to see the data in Strava but also use Runkeeper when I want to listen to the nice lady telling me how slow I am going.

Thanks

Mat

10/12/2013 at 16:35
They only one that might work is the runtastic hr strap and dongle that you can get from Argos, because that plugs in his your headphone jack( and has another jack built in so that you can use your he'd phones too. If it works with the iPhone 3 then it would be a reasonable but because it will work with all iPhones and android phones they have a headphone jack.
Hth. Let me know what option you find/choose.
cougie    pirate
10/12/2013 at 16:44
For the price of that - you could just get a basic HRM. Which would be more useful than having to check with your smartphone - and what will you do when the iphone expires ?

Do you need your HR to be synched with Strava ? Will you analyse it ? Will it help you improve ?
10/12/2013 at 22:35
I agree it is not an ideal solution but I only answered the ops question. But you are wrong to think that it would be useless if he upgraded or changed brands- they work on iOS and android phones because it plugs in via the headphone socket.
cougie    pirate
10/12/2013 at 23:19
Oh that's quite cool then. Definitely a good answer mr flob.
12/12/2013 at 16:42

Cheers guys, The Runtastic thing looks quite good and I quite like the whole Runtastic thing although having to pay for training plans when others do them for free may grate a little.  

I have also seen the Wahoo fitness pack that is an ANT+ adapter that plugs in the bottom of the phone but appears to link to lots of 3rd party apps. Does anyone have any experience of this?

12/12/2013 at 22:13
I think bit it just a more expensive brand and got that kind if money you should look at getting a gps watch as you can then input your own workouts and still upload it to third party sites.

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