Heart rate monitoring and fitness technology expert Polar USA has released its WearLink+ transmitter with Bluetooth. The new transmitter will enable the millions of Android and Symbian smartphone users to exercise while tracking their heart rate and fitness progress.
Users can do so using popular mobile training applications such as RunKeeper, Sports Tracker and Endomondo. The US$79.95 Polar accessory, which is ‘comfortably worn around the chest and allows full freedom of movement’, transmits accurate heart rate data to Android and Symbian smartphone screens without interference from surrounding devices. It also features a user-replaceable battery for further ease-of-use.
“Smartphone growth continues to skyrocket, with major research firms such as Gartner Group reporting over 100 million devices sold worldwide in the first quarter of this year alone,” said Jeff Padovan, President of Polar USA.
“But what’s even more important is the parallel growth in application use and rising popularity of mobile training applications. With the new WearLink+ transmitter with Bluetooth, our widely-acclaimed monitoring technology brings highly accurate heart rate training information to those who are using mobile apps.”
Before, Android and Symbian users could only track their speed and distance, while working out. Now, with the Polar Wearlink+ transmitter with Bluetooth, they can monitor their heart rate and precisely manage their exercise intensity to get the most out of every session.
After each training session, users can share workout data and examine their heart rate and training intensity in greater detail through the web services of their application provider.
The WearLink+ transmitter with Bluetooth is exclusively for mobile smartphone use and cannot be used with Polar training computers. It is available online as an accessory set through shoppolar.com and through authorised application provider websites.
Android and Symbian smartphone users may download compatible mobile training applications directly from their respective websites. For a list of compatible applications, users are advised to visit the Polar WearLink+ with Bluetooth site.