Mio Sports Watch

GEAR OF THE DAY: MIO Alpha Sport Watch

Athletes today are all about keeping tabs on every aspect for their training, and why not. After all, tracking your progress and staying within that target hart rate zone will ensure you get the best out of your workout. But let’s face it: not every athlete is so eager to strap on a bulky chest strap every time he hits the track or gym. Well lucky for you, MIO Global has created the “world’s first” performance level, strapless, continuous heart rate sport watch.

Built to maximize performance, the MIO Alpha uses patented technology from the research labs at Philips Electorincs, to accurately record heart rate readings. By taking into account your age, resting heart rate, and workout type, the watch calculates your ideal heart rate zone, and helps you stay within it to ensure efficiency. The high-tech watch uses sophisticated sensors to pick up on pulse signal through the arm, rather than using a traditional heart rate strap.

Additional features include an easy-to-use two-button navigation layout, timer, clock, and Bluetooth Smart connectivity. The Alpha is compatible with an array of workout apps, including Strava, adidas miCoach, Map My Run, and more.

$200

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