More gadgets for running

June 14, 2011

Ordered these, 2 x ANT+ dongles and one Wahoo HRM, on 27th May and they arrived 11th June. Planned to test them out last Sunday but heavy storm kept me at home.

The pairing of the HRM with the ANT+ dongle plugged iPhone is dead easy. The HRM belt buttons up the transmitter in the middle. My initial impression after my first use is that this one is most comfortable among other HRM by Garmin and Adidas.

With iSmoothRun app my HR chart is right in my phone as soon as I stopped, no sync’ing, no upload, no computer required. Oops, what’s that flat line from about 5k? For other gadgets that I have used if there is a lost of signal reading would drop to zero.

See the cadence chart below obviously a lost of data (generated by accelerometer of the iPhone, I didn’t pair an ANT+ footpod) from about the same time.

I looked further down in my run log below is the cadence chart for this run, I don’t remember hearing cues of “zero cadence”?

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If you need training in heart rate zone the log gives you below. At the moment audio cue gives me average heart rate it’ll be nice if there is an option for zone as well.

I think the bugs could well be in the charting routines as from the log there are cadence/HR readings shown against 5k and 6k splits.

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