TICKR, by Wahoo Fitness
Heart rate is an important training measurement. When our apps know your heart rate, our calorie calculations are more accurate. If you enter your age in a heart rate zone setting, you know what your theoretical training maximum should be. (Great if you like exercising on the edge.) You can see your heart rate zone performance in our online workouts or within the app.
- We like the way one side snaps off the strap, which disconnects the battery.
- The strap is soft and comfortable, and not too tight.
- Most importantly, we use it often, and it’s very reliable.
Running Belt, by Fitletic/iFitness
One of the most useful things you can buy when using our apps is a running belt, whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or walker. We’ve been using iFitness running belts for more than four years now. Here’s what we like about them:
- You can wear them underneath your shirt or jersey, so you don’t look like a tourist or a techie.
- If you are cycling, you can wear them with the iPhone to the back so your body doesn’t block the iPhone from GPS satellites. Safer than keeping in your jersey pocket, and you can string the earphone up inside the jersey.
- The neoprene adds some protection to your iPhone.
- The belt doesn’t bounce up and down when you’re running.
- It can also store emergency cab fare or a credit card.
- This one has a running race number holder. No more safety pins.
Blue SC Speed / Cadence Sensor, by Wahoo Fitness
We put a lot of effort into supporting speed and cadence sensors. When GPS is used to determine speed, you will often find that your speed lags, because it takes time and distance to overcome inherent GPS error. But with a speed / cadence sensor, your speed is updated nearly instantaneously.
We love the Blue SC for all the same reasons we love the Blue HR. Besides, the folks at Wahoo Fitness call themselves Wahooligans.