Powr Labs Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap
The Powr Labs Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap was developed for cyclists, endurance and fitness athletes due to the over-priced big HR monitors that cost over $60. With the Chest Strap from Powr Labs you can now get a reliable and valuable heart rate monitor without breaking the bank. The Powr labs chest strap features: ANT + Bluetooth for connectivity.
- ATHLETE TESTED RELIABILITY: Refined & tested by endurance athletes for class leading Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap connectivity with dual-band Bluetooth 4.0 & ANT+ protocol. Powr Labs Chest Heart Rate Monitors are absurdly reliable.
- UNRIVALED WARRANTY: Unlimited heart rate monitor battery replacements & no questions asked warranty for 12 months.
- BROAD COMPATIBILITY: Works real-time with both smartphones & GPS devices compatible with Bluetooth and ANT+. Fits all athletes with adjustable strap from 26″ to 38″.
- PRO DURABILITY: With full IPX67 water & sweat proof design, the Powr Labs Chest Heart Rate Monitor has been battle tested by professional cyclists, runners, triathletes & fitness competitors. *note: While waterproof rated for full submersion, we do NOT recommend swimming in this heart rate monitor.
- ***PAIRING INSTRUCTIONS***: To pair, chest strap must be worn across chest. Apps we recommend: Endomondo, Elite HRV, iCardio, Heart Graph for all types of exercise; Map My Ride, Wahoo, Garmin, Polar Beat, Zwift, Peloton for cycling; Map My Run for running. The device will not work with Google Fit and requires an iWatch to connect with Apple Health. Reach out if you ever have compatibility questions!
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OK, let me start off by saying I own a Garman and a coospoo strap as well.I have been using Zwift inside for quite some time, and now that I’ve switched to an iPad exclusively for indoor riding, I was looking for a heart rate monitor that would use Bluetooth for its connection. I had previously bought a different heart rate strap, they’re constantly lost signal, and was hard to connect to.This strap, it’s quite different however. I placed the strap on my body, pulled up settings on my iPad, and the strap was already showing available to connect. I made Atlee opened up Swift, and again my rod. I had zero loss of data, and signal was never dropped.The strap itself is very comfortable, similar to the Garman strap. It is made of a soft material, and has a snap on sensor, so you can wash the actual strap when it gets nasty.It adjusted very easily to my body.I also connected this strap to my Garman edge 1030, without issue, and completed an outdoor ride with the same success I had inside!This is a great alternative to the namebrand straps, and if you are planning on doing any indoor riding, this is a must-have item
FULL DISCLOSURE: I did not get to actually run with this item, so I cannot attest to its accuracy. I am a woman; when I tried it on, it fits snug as it should, BUT it kept slipping down in the back. There is nothing to hold it up against gravity. Women’s shapes are smaller toward our waist, we need something to hold the back of the strap up, like silicone strips or dots. This strap is smooth so it will slip every time. It is very comfortable, but not functional.
M. Y. ‘Photographer | Tech Pro | Outdoor Enthusiast’ –
I have used my Garmin Forerunner 910XT since it was first released in late 2011, and it came with a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor that mysteriously stopped working last month. It was time to buy a new one. I remember previously having used a Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor that actually worked with the watch (because of ANT+ support), but I could not find it. My running buddy told me to try out the PowrLabs HRM that he got for Christmas and loves, and for half the price of a new Garmin HRM, I felt it was worth giving a try.PROS- Excellent price- ANT+ support allows it to work with my Garmin Forerunner 910XT watch and Polar treadmill at the gym- Bluetooth 4.0 support makes it usable with smartphones and mobile apps (and gym equipment that use Bluetooth)— Tested with: Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Nike Run, Runtastic, Zwift— Works with Samsung Galaxy Watch with the Sporty Watch watchface (and should work with Galaxy Watch Active 2, too). Its HR data can then be exported to Strava and into Samsung Health and other services- IP67 water resistance: strap can be dropped into water for up to 3.2′ (1m) deep for 30 mins. See TIPS section for more info- Strap is adjustable- No-question asked 1 year warranty like REI, Nordstrom, and Osprey brand- US-based companyCONS- Like the Polar H10 HRM, the sensor piece is a bit bulky, sticking out from the middle of your chestTIPSHRM is rated for IP67 water resistance. That means it is dust resistant and can be dropped into water for up to 3.2′ (1m) deep for 30 mins- This means that it COULD be used for swimming (NOT diving) for up to an hour (according to the manufacturer), but you should NOT use it for that purpose regularly- To ensure the strap doesn’t get damaged, here are some tips to follow:— Do not expose the device to water moving with force— If exposed to fresh water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth— If exposed to other liquids, such as salt water/swimming pool water, rinse it with water and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth— Do not dry with a heating machine like a hair drier— Water-resistant feature can be damaged in the saunaOverall, this heart rate monitor strap works as well as the Garmin and Polar straps at half the price. Now on to the annual New Year’s resolution of losing the holiday weight!
D. Musicant –
Saw in another review that they had success after installing Myworkouts app. Just received the HRM today, installed Myworkouts and now have it functioning. Wasn’t sure my cheap ($30) LG Rebel 3 L18VL Android phone supported Bluetooth LE, which seems to be required, according to Myworkouts. A Google search revealed I could install a little free utility that would find out. So, I downloaded and installed and ran BLE Checker, which said it did. Finally found the Setting to add a Bluetooth LE device in Myworkouts and I was set, after the basic configuration, which was simple and intuitive. I’m running a trial workout right now, lying in bed with my laptop. Assuming this HRM is accurate, it’s all I could ask for, and the myworkouts app seems great. Gonna give this a trial run on my road bike tomorrow!This uses cheap replaceable CR2032 3 volt batteries, which I always have on hand.This thing is much smaller than I anticipated, which is good. It’s comfortable, I’ve been wearing it about 2 hours.I turned off battery optimizations for the Myworkouts app in android settings, at the suggestion of the app, so that things don’t get strange or fail altogether if the phone’s screen turns off or battery levels get below any threshold. All my other apps will optimize battery drainage but I don’t want that to happen for this. I want it to work perfectly no matter what.Edit next day: First day using while actually exercising. Road bike to and from gym, 5 miles each way, also kept Myworkouts app running in the gym. Worked great. Until I receive a bracket I ordered from China (!), I’m using a small bungee to hold my phone to handlebars, which works acceptably. Had no trouble reading my HR with this setup during my bike rides. I’m loving it! Had great rides and I was very pleased to know the answer to the question that I’d had in my head for months, “I wonder what my heart rate is right now” while riding to/from my gym.Edit a few months later: The battery died already. I couldn’t find a contact for Powr Labs and so I posted at their Facebook page, trying to avail myself of their 2 year battery replacement offer. That was several weeks ago and as far as I know, they did not respond. Anyway, I’d bought 15 CR2032 batteries a while ago, so I’m good.
I’ve previously used a MyZone chest monitor, but I needed to replace it because I misplaced the charger in a move. Shopping around, I was shocked to see how much these could go for. I finally found a price range I was comfortable paying with this particular monitor.Based on advertisement, the phone picture with what appeared to be an app, I thought that Powr Lab provided their own app that I could use to monitor my workouts. That’s not the case; they provide a list of 3rd party apps, and most of those apps are total crap. I spent a good few hours researching apps that would work for my preferred method of activity and finally found what I was looking for with PK Rewards.Beginners to the whole fitness regime might feel a little overwhelmed. There isn’t a lot of information provided on the website; it appears that the website is half finished, never completed. Will it be updated with more information? At least the company is active at responding on Amazon to consumer questions.I really wish they had their own app and that I could charge the belt instead of replacing the battery. I’m not really sure how often this will have to be changed, and if when it starts to run low on juice how it will affect the accuracy of recording my heart rate.