Wahoo Tickr Fit is bringing heart rate monitoring to the arm

Ditch the wrist monitor for chest strap accuracy from your forearm
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Don't like wearing heart rate monitor chest straps? Maybe you just don't trust the HRM accuracy of your smartwatch or fitness tracker. Wahoo feels your pain and that's why it's launched the Tickr Fit armband.

Joining its Tickr and Tickr X heart rate monitors, the Fit moves the monitoring to the forearm where it promises to deliver data that is as accurate as its chest straps. It'll also dish out calorie burn data and is equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ support so you can pair it with a whole host of fitness apps, smartphones, GPS bike computers and sports watches.

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Available with two adjustable bands (small and large), the water-resistant band is powered by a USB rechargeable battery that should muster up 30 hours of tracking.

Wahoo Tickr Fit is bringing heart rate monitoring to the arm

Other features include Apple Watch integration so you can gather heart rate data in the Apple Workout app, while it will also work with Wahoo's 7 Minute Workout, RunFit and Beachbody on Demand apps to use it with an Apple TV.

The move to make a heart rate monitoring armband follows a similar move by Polar who launched its OH1 wearable in 2017, which uses optical sensor tech to deliver accuracy on par with a chest strap. Unlike Wahoo's setup, the OH1 offers the ability to store 200 hours of workout data but does offer less battery life, which comes in at around 12 hours.

The Wahoo Tickr Fit is available to buy now for £64.99 making it roughly around the same price as Polar's heart rate monitoring armband. We've already got one to put to the test, so keep a look out for our full verdict on Wahoo's new heart rate monitor.

Wahoo Tickr Fit is bringing heart rate monitoring to the arm

How we test

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 T3.com.

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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