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Garmin’s new HRM Pro is a multi use heart rate monitor

Garmin’s new HRM Pro is a multi use heart rate monitor

Garmin HRM-Pro heart rate monitor Credit: Garmin The latest multifaceted heart rate monitor to land has been badged by Garmin as its pinnacle offering, rolling…

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Garmin HRM-Pro heart rate monitor Credit: Garmin The latest multifaceted heart rate monitor to land has been badged by Garmin as its pinnacle offering, rolling all its top end heart rate strap modal features into one.

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Garmin say that the new HRM-Pro will transmit real-time heart rate data over both ANT+ and Bluetooth, making it easier for users to receive heart rate data on any Garmin device, in online training apps and when using compatible fitness equipment. The new low profile dual transmission module is multi-sport compatible. This feature alone will be music to the ears of indoor trainer users who currently have to run a ANT+ dongle set up to get a laptop to allow indoor cycling apps , such as Zwift , to function properly, and should do away with any possible data time-lag.

The dual functionality also enables multi-unit data reading, with data visible on a head unit, such as a Wattbike or other piece of gym equipment, and also on a corresponding wearable, such as a Garmin watch. In theory, this should allow for entire multiple machine and activity workout sessions to be recorded and uploaded on to your chosen training platform seamlessly.

Garmin fans will be quick to point out that the Garmin HMR-Dual already provides this level of connection compatibility, […]

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