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The Blaze is a fully featured activity tracker with the accuracy of a dedicated HRM. It counts steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, active time, resting heart rate, sleep stages and quality of sleep, and comes with a number of sports modes that will track particular exercises using its HRM. On top of that, it'll also show you upcoming calendar alerts, texts, and calls. See More
The H7 can connect via Bluetooth Smart or GymLink. It can connect to a wide range of apps (like Runkeeper, Runtastic, or Strava) and works with Bluetooth sports watches as well. The GymLink connection means it'll work with Polar's other sport watches or activity trackers. See More
The Link comes with an LED that gives you a different color depending on where your heart rate is at. This makes checking your heart rate a lot easier as you don't have to stop and pull your phone out, or risk dropping it while you're running. See More
The Link can be paired with any app that supports a heart rate monitor and does so via either Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+, whichever you prefer. It can feed information to either your phone, a GPS watch, or even your bike computer. See More
The Vivosmart has a 1"x.42" backlit LCD display that displays everything from the time, steps, heart rate, weather, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, steps taken, and time moving. The screen is touchscreen and surprisingly responsive, allowing you to swipe between data displays. See More
Recommended 19 days ago
While the Blaze isn't strictly a heart rate monitor, it is surprisingly accurate in that regard. Since it's closer to a fitness tracker + smartwatch combo than a dedicated HRM, you'll be getting a lot more data and usage out of this than you might think. It'll do everything you could want a...
ProFully featured activity tracker, good for those who want a multi-use device
ProAccurate heart rate readings
ProGood battery life
ProBluetooth allows for more connectivity options
ConProprietary charger, so you have limited charging options
Recommended 19 days ago
Honestly the H7 is really great for people who want a heart rate monitor and just a heart rate monitor. It doesn't do anything fancy, but what it does do, it does really well.
ProLong battery life with replaceable cell batteries
ProSupports a wide range of connectivity options
ProWaterproof, so it's great for swimmers
ProComfortable and secure
ConBluetooth doesn't work underwater
Recommended a month ago
ProSmall and light
ProConnects via Bluetooth and ANT+, so you have a wide variety of connection options
ProEasy to check heart rate mid run with a built in LED system
ProTough and comfortable
ConUses a proprietary charging dock, so you have limited charging options
ConDoesn't read your heart rate so well underwater
ConAccuracy can leave something to be desired
ConDecent battery life, but doesn't hold up to the competitors
ProGood for the casual user
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