The next generation of Scosche’s hyper-accurate armband heart rate monitor has been launched at CES 2018. It sports an all-new look, expanded features and variable activity modes.
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Rhythm 24 is a heart rate monitor for your forearm or upper-arm. Made of a silicone and polycarbonate hybrid with a soft elastic strap, its comfortable to wear and much easier to put on than a chest strap. The device boasts Valencell’s latest PerformTek technology, which reads your heart rate through your skin with both green and yellow optical sensors on the back.
Scosche’s original Rhythm+ is a highly popular device that has long been overdue for an update. When it was launched a few years ago, it was one of a kind. That is not the case any more and there is direct competition in the form of Polar OH1 and Wahoo Tickr Fit.
Still boasting both Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ connectivity, Rhythm 24 brings a number of updates over the original. As its name implies, the gadget will now run a full day between charges, a significant boost to the 8 hours of its predecessor. Another important upgrade is waterproofing. The second generation device has an IP68 water-resistance rating, which means it will just about survive a swim session. Just as important, Rhythm 24 also features internal memory which safely stores your readings allowing for phone-free training.
There are five training modes and two multi-modes to choose from and a LED battery indicator with lights to indicate heart rate zones. On top of that, the device boasts a heart rate variability (HRV) mode that monitors the time between each heartbeat for stress and recovery tracking.
“Rhythm 24 is the evolution of the latest features in wearable fitness monitors, combined with the unmatched biometric data accuracy and low profile look that customers expect from our award-winning Rhythm line of products,” said Kas Alves Executive Vice President Scosche Industries.
“Extensive upgrades, coupled with seamless integration with countless apps and devices makes Rhythm 24 a premier device for professional and fitness enthusiast use.”
The heart rate monitor is compatible with a ton of fitness apps. This includes RunKeeper, Map My Fitness, Strava and all other software that support Bluetooth Smart. It will also play nice with fitness devices that support ANT+ technology.
Rhythm 24, as well as its interchangeable armbands in a variety of colors, will be available starting Spring 2018. No word on pricing, but we will update this article as we hear more.
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