Fourth Frontier has introduced a monthly subscription for its Frontier X2 chest strap. You now have the option of opting for a one-time fee or signing up to a Membership Plan. The latter does not make the wearable any cheaper. But it does make it more affordable as it allows you to spread the cost over a multi-month period.
I reviewed Frontier X a few months back and since then it has become by go-to heart rate chest strap. I use it together with my Garmin Forerunner watch.
The device gives you piece of mind. You get confidence that what you are doing is not causing too much strain on your heart.
A traditional heart rate monitor typically just spits out heart rate values. Frontier X goes much further. It also provides info such as ECG, Cardiac Rhythm, Cardiac Strain, Breathing Rate, Step Cadence, Training Load, Body Shock and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) during exercise.
That’s a lot of data to sync your teeth into. Plus you get awsome battery life. This is probably the most intelligent heart rate chest strap out there.
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Those are some of the plusses. The main negative, however, is the price. The wearable is quite costly. That’s especially the case with the new version called Frontier X2 that was rolled out a few weeks ago. It costs a hefty $549 which puts it out of reach of many.
To make the wearable more affordable Fourth Frontier has now introduced a Membership Plan. Instead of the one-time fee, you can opt for an initial payment of $279, followed by a $20 per month subscription. That way, you can spread the cost.
The first three months are free and you need to subscribe to a minimum of six months – after which you can cancel the subscription and still keep on using the wearable. If you’re unsure, Fourth Frontier also offers a 30 day money back guarantee.
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