Wahoo TICKR X Workout Tracker with Memory for iPhone & Android

The Wahoo TICKR X is the ultimate workout wearable for athletes. The TICKR X connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 technology to provide a full understanding of how your body responds to your workout. Track motion, heart rate and calories burned right on your smartphone and analyze the data after through the Wahoo App. The X also contains ANT+ technology to connect to enabled bike computers and sport watches (heart rate and calories burned data only via ANT+).

$ 99.99

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to love this device, December 27, 2014
Ken S. (Tobyhanna, PA, US) – See all my reviews

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Well thought out ideas, but implementation needs a lot of work:

I really wanted to love this device, but I eventually realized that wasn’t going to happen and had to return it.

I’m an avid fitness enthusiast, I run indoors and out, cycle in and outdoors, lift weights and do aerobics when I can. This device by description sounded perfect to track my wide range of activities. But all of that would mean that it has to "work" as described.

If this worked as described I’d pay twice as much for it in a heartbeat. Talking about heartbeat, the heart rate sensor is unreliable at best and that’s when it actually shows up on my phone screen, compared to my Polar 7, it was all over the place and takes way to long to register changes, horrible for interval training.

The stride rate sensor that measures distance when running on the treadmill was even less reliable, I understand that calculating speed and distance using stride rate is not an exact science, even if everyone had the same stride length other varying dynamics such as cadence and ground contact time can throw this off so ballpark figures with a reasonable margin of error is expected. Let’s just say the results I saw weren’t even in the same ballpark, and that’s after calibrating followed by a run of the same constant speed.

I’ve seen reviews claiming that the iPhone experience is better, I don’t use iphones so I can’t comment there but if you user an android device, wait a while for this device and correlating app to get better. Just maintaining a connecting with my Note 4 was a challenge, while I use other devices with no issue.

I will definitely keep an eye on this product, because it has a lot of potential, Wahoo simply needs to improve on the reliability and function, they have all the right ideas and with some fine tuning this could be the killer must have wearable for every fitness junkie.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent sensor, November 25, 2014
Jeff Kraus (Orlando, FL USA) – See all my reviews

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As a lover of gadgets and (apparently) collecting statistical data on how out of shape I am, I’m always on the lookout for workout-related technologies and sensors. I love seeing graphs and historical data that show my improvement over time. This is my second BT heart rate monitor, and honestly I probably would have passed over it (the other one works fine) except for the fact that this one advertises movement tracking in 3 dimensions, giving it the capability to track things like cycling cadence. I don’t have a cadence sensor on my bike, so I was intrigued.

Setup is reasonably simple: the device turns on automatically when it’s being worn. Open the Wahoo app, tap Sensors, and tap “Add a new sensor”. The TICKR X will be displayed, click on it and you’re done. You can verify that it’s working because you’ll see your heart rate displayed next to the icon. There are 42 workout profiles to choose from, but only the most common are initially available. You can see additional ones in Settings. If the TICKR X isn’t automatically associated with the workout you’re interested in, it’s a simple process to add it.

The first time I used it, I set up the target heart rate. After you give it your age and let it take a baseline reading of your resting heart rate, target HR’s are generated for fat burning as well as max cardio levels. During a workout, there is a page that shows you your current heart rate (along with other data) and when you’re within one of these target ranges, the background changes color (the actual color depends on which target you are in, see attached screenshot of the app in the “fat burning” zone) and the target’s icon pulsates. Once outside of both ranges, the background returns to white and the icons stop pulsating. Throughout the workout, it also constantly displays a running clock showing how long you’ve spent in each zone, in addition to overall time.

The unit supports various movement tracking types, including step pace and cadence (both step cadence and pedaling, depending on your activity). It even calculates a number of other factors based on your movement, such as how long your feet are actually touching the ground on each step. At the end of the workout, you get all of your averages, as well as total workout time, the amount of time in each heart rate zone, etc. The pages available differ depending on the activity, but what’s available can always be customized. Pages can be added or removed, etc.

During initial testing, I had some trouble getting consistent pacing and cadence data. The numbers would show up, fluctuate as expected, but then suddenly drop to zero, even though I was still moving. Unfortunately, I haven’t put a lot of effort into testing these types of metrics because it has been storming pretty much every day here. I’ll update my review with more data when I get the chance.

Once a workout is complete, it automatically updates the Apple Health app (if that’s your ecosystem) and it’s a simple matter to sync your workouts across other apps like MapMyWhatever, MyFitnessPal, Strava, etc. It transmits the heart rate data for the entire workout, not just the summary. This includes the data from the “secondary” sensors like cadence.

I like the fact that you can record a workout without a phone — all of your data will be stored until the next time you connect the sensor to your phone, and it will then be downloaded. I don’t use this often, but the benefit is obvious if you’re using it to track swimming activities or you just don’t want to carry your phone on a run.

I don’t know why, but the motion part of the sensor data does not seem to be directly compatible with other apps; in other words, rather than connecting to the Wahoo app to record your workout and exporting later, you can connect the TICKR X directly to other supporting apps like MapMyFitness, but ONLY the heart rate data seems to come through that way. If you try to set it up as (for example) a cadence sensor, it will fail to connect. Even within the Wahoo app itself, certain workout types seem to refuse to use the sensor for certain things. This was evident in the “Stair Climber” gym workout type, which I was using for my elliptical workout (oddly, there’s no Elliptical workout predefined). When I tried to set “Stair Climber” to use the TICKR X for heart rate and cadence, it would ONLY allow me to use it for heart rate (the sensor never appears under cadence). The “Treadmill” type, on the other hand, allows the use of the unit for both heart rate and cadence.

One other problem relates to the double-tap functionality of the sensor itself. You’re supposed to be able to double-tap the sensor to issue some command that you’ve selected in the app (play next audio track, pause workout, etc). In practice though, I have only been able to get the double-tap to register maybe one time out of ten. It’s not even worth trying. That’s not a…

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
wish I hadn’t wasted my time or money, December 22, 2014
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Can’t make it work with the app. Spent lots of time researching, trying to make it work. Tech support wasn’t able to get it working. Fed up, wish I hadn’t wasted my time or money. The wahoo utility app shows the strap is working. I even tried to Work out with the utility app running. It froze at 116bpm.


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