Android Smartphone Heart Rate Monitors
If you have an HTC, Motorola or Samsung phone (and several other brands), the chances are it uses the Android operating system. If so, it probably has Bluetooth™ chipset installed to comunicate with peripheral devices like headsets and car kits. There is now a Bluetooth heart rate monitor belt which communicates directly to your phone, no dongle, no adaptor.
Using Bluetooth 2 heart rate belts you can now see your heart rate on your phone while exercising. All you need is, an Android phone with Bluetooth 2, a heart rate APP [from Market Place, something like Runkeeper or Endomondo] and a Bluetooth Heart Rate belt, as sold here.
Popular Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor belts for Android smartphones
- Polar Bluetooth 2 heart rate belt for Android Smartphones
- Zephyr Bluetooth HxM heart rate belt for Android Smartphones
iThlete HRV - Heart Rate Variability Testing App for Android
If you want to track your training progress and prevent OVER TRAINING, then all you need is a standard analogue heart rate strap (traditional Polar style, 5.4Khz) and the iThlete dongle to plug in to your Android phone. The iThlete HRV APP is a world recognised benchmark heart rate variability testing APP. Various iThlete packages can be found below - or click here to buy the iThlete HRV dongle for Android phone
Note, some newer mobile devices are now using Bluetooth 4, Smart Ready (Low Energy), if your device is SMART READY you may be able to use one of the belts below... However, at present, even Android devices running Anroid 4.2 do NOT support Bluetooth Low Energy - so please choose oneof the belts above.
ANT+ There are some mobile devices, like the Sony Xperia range, that have BOTH Bluetooth and ANT+. If you have ANT+ chips in your phone, you can use any of these products - ANT+ heart rate monitor accessories.
The ithlete Dongle is compatible with iPhones, iPod Touch and Android mobile phones. Please see the main description for detailed information. Please be aware that this is only the ithlete dongle - you will also require an analogue (5 kHZ) chest transmitter i.e Polar T31 Coded / Wearlink - and the HRM and/or HRV App, which are available from your mobile application provider.
Heart Rate Monitor product code : ithlete
Regular Price: £49.99
Special Price: £43.99
Cardiosport BIOVEST heart rate monitor clothing - With the Cardiosport Biovest there is no more fiddling with your heart rate strap. This innovative design by CardioSport (who've been making HRM's since 1976 !) removes the need for the heart rate monitor chest belt. Colour : Grey ~ Size: Small
Heart Rate Monitor clothing code : BVGM
Regular Price: £64.99
Special Price: £54.99
This great value bundle includes the ithlete dongle and Cardiosport's Contourlite (Standard) Chest Transmitter and eleastic belt. The ithlete Dongle is compatible with iPhones, iPod touch and Android mobile phones. Please see the main description for detailed information. Please be aware that this is only the ithlete dongle and a heart rate strap, you will also require the HRM and/or HRV App, which are available from your mobile application provider.
Heart Rate Monitor code : ithlete1
Regular Price: £64.50
Special Price: £57.99
The Polar Wearlink+ Bluetooth 2 heart rate monitor belt is for Android mobile phones and devices. The Polar WearLink®+ transmitter with Bluetooth® wireless technology picks up your heart’s signals and transfers that data into a compatible mobile training application.
Polar Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor Code : 92043574
Regular Price: £74.98
Special Price: £66.99
This great value bundle includes the ithlete dongle and Cardiosport's Stretch (Premium) Chest Transmitter and belt. The ithlete Dongle is compatible with iPhones, iPod touch and Android mobile phones. Please see the main description for detailed information.
Please be aware that this is only the ithlete dongle and heart rate belt - you will also require the HRM and/or HRV App, which are available from your mobile application provider.
Heart Rate Monitor product code : ithlete2
The Zephyr HxM™ Bluetooth heart rate monitor solution takes personal fitness monitoring to a new level. With the rechargeable Zephyr HxM Bluetooth heart rate monitor you get real-time feedback including heart rate, R-R, Calories, speed and distance, combined with a focus on a low-hassle, intuitive user interface provides a motivating and entertaining experience. A very popular Bluetooth heart rate monitor belt for Android phones.
Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor code : 9600.0112