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By saturn_de, Senior Member on 8th October 2014, 04:27 PM
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Finally, Android Wear supports constant HR monitoring by apps.

One of the first Apps to support this is
SportsTracker https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....activity.lite

See http://blog.sportstracklive.com/?p=558 on how to enable it.

In a 10 minute test walk, the watch consumed about 6% of battery, with the display constantly displaying the HR.



It seems to be pretty accurate
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8th October 2014, 04:32 PM |#2  
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Uses too much of the battery 6% in 10 minutes.
You run for an hour 36% is gone.
8th October 2014, 04:33 PM |#3  
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Uses too much of the battery 6% in 10 minutes.
You run for an hour 36% is gone.

And? Then I charge it while showering.
8th October 2014, 04:44 PM |#4  
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It actually looks pretty good but I already run apps that do that this does (except constant heart rate monitoring)
8th October 2014, 04:57 PM |#5  
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It actually looks pretty good but I already run apps that do that this does (except constant heart rate monitoring)

Yeah, I am also waiting for runtastic to pick up the feature.
9th October 2014, 09:31 AM |#6  
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This one also has constant puls-checking on the watch - but only on the watch, unfortunately there is no recording on the phone:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....jppjff.sgpm25
9th October 2014, 03:20 PM |#7  
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Endomondo also has constant HR monitoring. However...constant HR monitoring eats battery very fast. 30% in like...40 minutes. This watch is great for a lot of things but it fails the battery life test in regards to fitness.

That and...it easily disconnects bands during gym workouts.
14th October 2014, 06:21 PM |#8  
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Sportstrackerlive is closing down which is a pitty as I really liked the way they integrated the heart-rate monitor from the watch with their mobile app with the analytics from their portal.
http://blog.sportstracklive.com/?p=570

I just downloaded Endomondo - but I cannot find the heart-rate on the watch. Do I have to purchase the professional edition?
14th October 2014, 10:27 PM |#9  
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In fact, if you buy the pro version of endomondo Live gear works on the heart rate
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In fact, if you buy the pro version of endomondo Live gear works on the heart rate

I just found out that it is already supported in the free version of the endomondo app, you only have to adjust the values, that get displayed in the display of the watch. Here for some reason the heart rate are not displayed by default...
23rd October 2014, 05:13 PM |#11  
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Yeah, I am also waiting for runtastic to pick up the feature.

I doubt Runtastic ever will. They're too busy trying to sell their own Heart Rate Monitors and their new watch. I was hoping SportsTracker would be able to step up and build on their features more, but they're going under. Looking at Endomondo.
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