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Still keeping your fitness resolutions? Mio Alpha watch.

Boot Camp feature for Monday, January 14, 2013

  Still keeping your fitness resolutions?  A wristwatch that can help.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.      Physical Enterprises, the company behind the Mio line of fitness watches and other devices is out with the Mio Alpha.   It’s a watch that can take the place  of a chest strap for monitoring your heart rate.   VP Emily Rothwell….

“It’s the world’s first strapless continuous performance heart rate watch. You will be able to wear this watch on your wrist and be running or doing athletics at high speeds and the watch will pick up an accurate heart rate without having to wear a chest strap.”

The watch uses an electro optical sensor on the back to detect your heart rate and the company has paid attention to style as well.  It can also communicate through low energy Bluetooth with other fitness devices or apps.  The price, about two hundred dollars.  There’s more info at alphaheartrate.com.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.      

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