Runtastic Runtastic RUNBT1 Heart Rate Combo Monitor


The Runtastic Heart Rate Combo Monitor uses the latest Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to transfer your heart rate data to your Runtastic apps, without an additional adaptor for your smartphone. In addition to tracking your speed, pace, altitude, distance, and duration, the data provided by this training equipment will make your workout statistics even more useful and reliable. The Heart Rate Monitor also has a 5.3 kHz signal, which allows it to work with most cardio equipment in the gym (e.g. treadmill). Use our all-in-one combo heart rate monitor for all your fitness activities! Compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready Androidâ„¢ devices running Android 4.3 & Samsung Galaxy S4. Compatible with iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c/. Allows pulse data transmission without additional adapters via Bluetooth Smart wireless technology. Very low energy consumption/ Bluetooth Smart technology and 5.3 kHz transmission. Belt is washable/ Battery can be changed independently.

$ 69.99

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101 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comfortable and, this is key!, pairs with other apps, May 28, 2013
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I have tried a variety of fitness apps and had settled on MapMyFitness. When I received this heart sensor, I gave runtastic a try.

PHONE INSTALLATION. The installation process was pretty easy, once you stopped reading the instructions (which are very confusing). Just ignore them. What you should do: download the free app, open the app and go to settings. Once there, go to the promo code section and enter the code that came with the product. This unlocks a feature in the free app that allows it to receive heart rate data. That way, you do not have to purchase Runtastic Pro.

SETUP OF THE BLUETOOTH SENSOR. The heart rate Bluetooth sensor is light and comes in two parts: the band that goes around your chest and the sensor itself. The bad has a hook that allows you to unhook, easily adjust and wrap it around your chest. Hook it up again and adjust to the desired tightness. There is no need to get all bendy and stuff trying to fit it over your head or, much less, your hips. Pairing the heart sensor to your phone took less than a minute. It was a super easy setup and in less than a minute, I was receiving data.

COMFORT. Once I put on the sensor, I forgot about it. It was a non-issue. It is not very heavy and once it is well fitted, it is just a band around your chest. Feels a lot more comfortable than the iPhone or Smartphone armband, which I have to re-adjust repeatedly.

THE RUNTASTIC APP. The app is very easy to use and setup. It tracks your mileage, location, etc. I like the interface of MapMyFitness a bit more and more of my friends use that one. But, I like the heart rate data display of Runtastic. So, I have been running both at the same time. I have the Runtastic app setup to give me voice feedback at minute intervals. You can highly customize this. You can choose voice feedback at mileage or time intervals, or heart rate zones. The feedback it gives you is very comprehensive and you can customize it as well. It can give you calories burned, mileage, heart rate, etc. I have it set up so that it gives me heart rate at 10 minute intervals. MapMyFitness gives me the mileage voice feedback at mileage intervals, that way they do not overlap.

CONNECTIVITY WITH OTHER APPS. Note that this heart monitor sensor is compatible with other apps. I easily paired MapMyFitness to receive my heart rate monitor data. As I explore each MapMyFitness and Runtastic, I will eventually choose one, but I appreciate the ability of being able to run both simultaneously.

LIVE TRACKING. The friends voice encouragement is great. Although, a bit scary if you don’t know what to expect. During my first try, I was listening to an audiobook (a memoir) whilst working out and someone liked the live tracking post in Facebook. Suddenly, I hear a gruff, “I like it” …. I thought my phone was possessed… or the audiobook! Hidden Messages?! Reverse Playback? Does that even happen on a smartphone? It took me a while (couple of days) to figure out what had happened.

This is a great product. It provides me with great data that helps me train. It is easy to use and the app works great.

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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Easy Way to Get Heart Rate Info, May 24, 2013
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I was already a Runtastic user, so I was excited about the opportunity to add heart rate info to the exercise data available in the app. This heart rate monitor is very nicely integrated with the Runtastic app on my iPhone 4S, so after exercising I was able to get information about my average and maximum heart rate, as well as nice charts that show beats per minute superimposed on graphs of distance and duration.

The bluetooth monitor is snapped onto an adjustable chest strap. It has to be somewhat tight in order to stay where it belongs, and while I did not have a problem with this, I can imagine that some people might find it mildly uncomfortable or distracting.

Although I had previously purchased an upgrade to Runtastic Pro, I read that this product includes a free upgrade, which saves for those who are not already using Runtastic Pro.

All in all, I think the heart rate info is a pretty cool addition to the interesting information already available on the Runtastic app. I would definitely recommend this to people who want to monitor their exercise heart rate on a regular basis, and particularly to those who are already using Runtastic.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Comfortable and accurate heart rate monitor, June 27, 2013
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I previously used a Polar heart rate monitor, but had heard a lot about the Runtastic app, so I picked up this heartrate combo monitor. I really liked the Runtastic Heart Rate Combo Monitor. The strap is very comfortable and the bluetooth technology worked great with my iPhone after I installed the Runtastic app. I had no trouble tracking calories, my heart rate, and miles (it works great with the GPS on the phone).

The Runtastic app itself is very easy to set up and navigate and I like that it offers specific workouts for you to try.

The only negative was that I found it ate up a lot of my iPhone battery. It’s not a problem as long as you charge it after a workout, but it does use up a considerable amount of battery.

Overall, I really liked it and would definitely recommend.

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