Moov HR Sweat and HR Burn heart rate monitors now available

Third generation Moov wearable works on land and in the water
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Moov has released its new heart rate monitoring chest strap, the Moov HR Burn, which aims to train you via bpm. The chest strap joins the Moov HR Sweat headband that was announced back in October.

Moov, winner of Sports Wearable of the Year at the Wareable Tech Awards with the Moov Now, claims to offer the world's most accurate heart rate monitor.

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Building on the real-time coaching capabilities of the original Moov and the Now, the HR Sweat is a small circular sensor that sits inside a small silicone case and slips inside a sweatband.

It features an optical sensor that uses similar light-based technology that we've already seen used in the Apple Watch and the Fitbit Charge 2. The big difference here is that Moov has moved the tech up to the head.

The company says the decision to measure heart rate higher up the body is all down to improving accuracy. Apparently, by positioning the sensor to the high temples on the side of the head where the skin is thinner, sensor movement is reduced and there's increased blood flow, makes for more reliable readings.

Workouts that take advantage of the Moov HR are largely based around high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts as users aim to hit target heart rate zones. It works with running, indoor cycling and performing bodyweight circuits.

That heart rate data can also be combined with the motion tracking you get with the Moov Now adding passive heart rate tracking for workouts including indoor and outdoor cycling, cardio boxing and running. You'll also benefit from AI-powered real-time coaching to get an even greater insight into your workout session.

Moov HR Sweat and HR Burn heart rate monitors now available

There will be a swim-friendly option as well with the ability to slip the wearable inside Moov's silicone swimming cap means you can get reliable heart rate data during pool sessions. Wrist-based optical heart rate sensors struggle in the water so this is definitely a good thing if you spend most of your time training in the pool.

In terms of battery life, you can expect to get six hours of continuous use or one week if you're not having a mammoth session. Data is still recorded inside the Moov companion app, but there's now third party app support letting you use the wearable with other health and fitness apps.

Moov HR Sweat and HR Burn heart rate monitors now available

You can order the Moov HR Burn chest strap now for from the Moov website. The Moov HR Sweat headband and sensor costs more at . If you lose the sweatband then you can buy it separately as well.

We hope to be donning the headband and the swimming cap in the near future to see if the Moov HR delivers the goods in the gym, out on a run and in the pool.

Moov HR Sweat and HR Burn heart rate monitors now available

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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