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MIO ALPHA Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor


    MIO ALPHA Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor

    Love your heart rate monitor's chest strap? We didn't think so. With the Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor, kiss your sliding, chafing chest strap goodbye and enjoy accurate, comfortable monitoring! See details

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    Love your heart rate monitor's chest strap? We didn't think so. With the Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor, kiss your sliding, chafing chest strap goodbye and enjoy accurate, comfortable monitoring!

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    Love your heart rate monitor's chest strap? We didn't think so. With the Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor, kiss your sliding, chafing chest strap goodbye and enjoy accurate, comfortable monitoring!

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    Love your heart rate monitor's chest strap? We didn't think so. With the Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor, kiss your sliding, chafing chest strap goodbye and enjoy accurate, comfortable monitoring!

    • Strapless, continuous heart-rate monitoring breaks the mold with 2 light beams and an electro-optical cell in the case back that sense the volume of blood in your wrist
    • Signal from the electro-optical cell pulsates in sync with rhythm of your heart; advanced electronic circuit processes signal and passes it to the embedded computer program
    • Separate motion sensor compensates for disruptions caused by arm movements that would otherwise interfere with the signal
    • User-settable heart rate zones feature 3-color visual alerts (blue: too low; green: in the zone; red: too high) and audible alerts to keep you within your heart-rate target
    • Negative dot-matrix LCD screen provides continuous heart rate display
    • Data review includes total exercise time, average heart rate and time within your target zone; other features include a stopwatch and clock
    • Energy-efficient Bluetooth® Smart wireless transmitter works with popular exercise apps on iPhone 4 and 5 to combine heart rate info with speed, distance and pace
    • Compatible apps include Endomondo, Wahoo Fitness, MapMyRun, MapMyRide, RunKeeper, Strava, miCoach and iBike
    • The Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor features a soft silicone wristband with a secure snap latch, USB charging dock with magnetic alignment and a rechargeable lithium battery
    • Battery life in exercise mode lasts 8 - 10 hrs.

    Note: The Mio ALPHA strapless continuous heart rate monitor resists water for use when swimming, but is not waterproof for diving. Large arm movements in cold water may affect the heart rate monitor's accuracy. Buttons should not be pressed while the unit is submerged. Wireless transmission does not work under water. After swimming, rinse the Mio ALPHA in cold water and dry with a soft cloth.


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    MIO ALPHA Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor Specs
    Best use
    1.77 x 1.26 x 0.43 inches
    10 - 15 hours
    30Best use spec meters
    1.96 ounces
    Analog or Digital
    Heart rate sensor type
    Heart rate target zone(s)
    Time in target zone
    Average heart rate
    Recovery heart rate mode
    Tracks calories burned
    Exercise log
    Wireless communication
    OS compatibility
    Countdown timer
    Time display
    User replaceable battery
    Average battery life
    Water-resistant depth

    MIO ALPHA Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor

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    MIO ALPHA Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor is rated 3.5385 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Technology, Bad tech support This product is a great idea technology wise, unfortunately it's compatibility to smartphones is VERY limited and it's connectivity on Bluetooth is VERY unreliable. Tech support is really BAD !! More than 1 week to reply on email requesting support ?? Its ridiculous !! The Automated 800 tech support phone number only takes voice mail messages that are not responded. Unfortunately I had to return this product and explore testing other products to get what I need to measure and track my fitness performance. Maybe is a matter of wait months or years before this manufacturer improves it's product. My recommendation... Go for the well known brands and products that have been tested for years.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I use this heart rate monitor primarily for running and cycling. This device works exactly as advertised right out of the box. Very easy to set up and intuitive to use. Was able to synchronize to Strava and Map My Ride easily. The device comes with a very comfortable band that can adjust to almost any size wrist. The only down side to the watch is the expense, but getting rid of the chest strap was well worth it for me. I recommend this monitor for anyone that likes to train with a heart rate monitor, but dislikes the strap.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It works but it's disappointing I've used this for running, spinning and swimming and it quickly and accurately tracks your heart rate. That's about it. It is a very simple device. But for the fixed price I think most users would want more features. For that fixed price you are buying the only product on the market that accurately tracks your heart rate without a chest strap. That is a great feature (thank you MIO) and I think that is the only reason people (like me) purchase this item. It sells at a premium because of this. However, it is sorely lacking two features: 1) it has no backlight and 2) it is notoriously difficult/unreliable with bluetooth syncing to smart phones. Regarding issue #1....yes backlight. You need to carry a flashlight to read this device in low-light situations. Big design flaw, in my opinion. Regarding issue #2...I have owned this product for about three weeks, have used it a dozen times and have still not been able to get it to sync to any app on any smartphone. I don't know if the problem is with the smart phones themselves (neither iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s or an Android device will find it or pair with it) or with the bluetooth light technology (aka BLE), or if my watch is actually malfunctioning and not transmitting my heart rate. I'm not able to fix this problem yet because there is virtually zero technical assistance provided by MIO. Their online product support page is completely underwhelming and lacks even the most basic technical advice. Their FAQs appear to be written by an intern (sorry but it's true). And so if your website is missing any helpful information at least provide decent customer service via a phone or email. But that isn't the case either. In summary, if you simply want a device that accurately reads your heart rate without the use of a chest strap, this is definitely the device you'll want to buy. That fixed price might be a steep price to pay for this one function but there aren't any other products like it. However, if you feel like you'll need to read this in low-light situations and if you feel like you'd want to be able to track and record your heart rate on your smart phone then you will be disappointed. You'd be better off waiting until they release a 2.0 version that fixes the backlight and bluetooth sync issues. Or until a competitor releases a strapless heart rate monitor that does those things.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Heart Rate Monitor! I received this heart rate monitor as a gift & I couldn't be happier! It's very comfortable & I even wear it as a watch. I have small wrists but I can wear it 1/2 inch above my wrist bone & get a very good reading on it. It does not have a backlight, but if you exercise outside in the dark, you should be wearing a headlamp anyway. I can't pair it with my Samsung S3 nor will it work with the Endomondo App, but MapMyFitness (and all the MapMy .. apps) find the Alpha with no problem. I looked on-line & it's an issue with the Samsung S3 & their bluetooth LE technology; not an issue with the Alpha.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great monitor the best monitor available if you don't need GPS ... no chest straps, accurate, easy to use, allows setting range of HBM with alerts ... comfortable ... easy to read ... FUN to use ... I'm glad I did the research to find this product ... (and No, I don't work for the company)
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Chest Strap Needed Chest strap monitors do not work for my husband, but he needs to keep his heart rate within a certain range when using a treadmill. The Mio Alpha works, and it is much more convenient than a chest strap. Since it is continuous, he doesn't have to stop exercising to touch a finger to it. While it is expensive, the fact that works makes it worthwhile for him. There are some minor annoyances that are not deal breakers, but do deduct a star. First, it is difficult to put on your wrist. Second, the usb charging dock has too short a cord and is difficult to keep connected. Also, the instructions for it's use imply that you can only charge the Mio through a computer port - not too useful when you are traveling without one. We bought a usb extension cord and plugged the dock and Mio into a phone usb charger. That works just fine. It would nice if the Mio website provided into on this or detailed specs. Third, the buttons can be difficult to locate, possibly because design won over function. If chest strap monitors don't work for you, or you dislike chest straps, this is monitor for you.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad customer servive After 4 days of use in fitness center, I gave the product a 5-star rating. And I still think it's a good product. But since then I've had a need to have a question answered by customer service relating to the response of the unit to changes in heart rate and learned that customer service really stinks. A simple question by email was responded to with an attachment of the user guide. Never got the question answered. In a follow up phone call the agent really didn't know the answer, and didn't offer to transfer me or get back.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I use this monitor specifically to keep my heart rate in a range that encourages the body to burn fat for fuel. Also for all out sprint intervals. I absolutely love this monitor. Just strap on like a watch, push the button a couple of times and I'm off to the races. Battery Life is not exaggerated.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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