I’ve been working on getting my life back to healthy. Part of what I wanted to do was keep track of my heart rate while I was working out, so I jumped at the chance to try out the Smarssen Heart Rate Monitor.
I’ve been able to use it a couple times since it arrived and here are my general thoughts.
- It’s very comfortable to wear. I’m a larger sized girl and was about to get it around my chest with no issue. The band is soft and I barely notice it once on.
- Make sure you wet the receptors well. If they’re not properly moistened it won’t connect correctly.
- It doesn’t have it’s own app (at least that I could find on Android). This is my only real complaint; I would have preferred it came with an app. It does connect to most sport apps without a problem, however, most of those apps require a subscription to track heart rate. I did find one that did it for free, but it tracked only a few activities. I did end up paying for an app, which it does connect to easily.
Verdict: If you already have a sports app you love and just want to add a heart rate monitor this one will do nicely.