Scosche RHYTHM+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor
You’re dressed to get fit with your sneakers laced up tight, but how do you know you’re going to get the most from your workout? Take your training to the next level with the RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor from Scosche. The new Scosche RHYTHM + comfortably straps to your forearm to monitor blood flow and more accurately track heart rate, calories burned, distance, pace and more throughout your workouts. This fully wireless device has Bluetooth Smart ANT+ capabilities, allowing it to connect with smartphones, sport watches and exercise equipment. Use your favorite fitness app to manage your workout metrics and train harder and smarter.
- Comfortable, adjustable armband to monitor heart rate. No chest strap needed
- Comes in various color options to fit your personal style
- Rechargeable battery with eight hours of battery life
- Simply press the front button to turn on the device, and it quickly goes to work, using optical sensors to detect your heart rate.
- Waterproof up to one meter of penetration
- Wireless workout from up to 100 feet from your device
- Compatible with Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ devices that support heart rate data
Compatible Fitness Apps:
- Any iPhone or Android device
- Any ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart Device
What’s in the Box:
- Heart rate strap
- USB Charging cradle
- Extra strap
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m concerned about the accuracy, since this isn’t sitting right on my chest. How does it compare to a chest strap?
We’ve had many curious fitness folks test the RHYTHM+ up against their HR strap, reporting virtually no difference in data. In fact, some people, including DC Rainmaker have noted that the RHYTHM+ optical sensors actually kicked in faster than the HR strap in many cases.
Does the band slide if you’re engaging in an activity that involves a lot of arm movement like dancing or kickboxing? What about sweat?
Because the Velcro band is designed to sit securely just below your elbow, there is no slippage regardless of movement or even sweat. While you may initially need to adjust the strap each time you put it on to receive a snug, yet comfortable fit, it’s designed to stay put throughout your workout. By the way, Scosche uses Velcro specifically so you get a customized fit that’s quick and easy to secure.
I’m not a “gadget” person and can’t be bothered with a lot of complicated buttons. How user friendly is the RHYTHM+?
In a word: extremely. One push of the button turns the unit on, which begins automatically syncing to your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone app or your ANT+ device (providing that your ANT+ can actually display heart rate data). That’s it. Because the data is reported to your smartphone or, say, your running watch, you won’t touch the RHYTHM+ until the end of your workout—then you simply press the button again to turn it off.
I use Bluetooth headphones while I work out. Will using the rhythm interfere with that?
No. Your smartphone will sync to both, delivering your heart rate data through your open app.
I don’t have a running watch or anything…just my phone. Do I need to buy a special app or any other piece of equipment to get my data?
As long as you’re using a smartphone within readable range (since that’s where you’ll glean your heart rate data), you don’t need any other fitness tools. While RHYTHM+ will sync to most fitness tools, these tools are in no way required. You will need an app that can transmit the RHYTHM+’s data, but there are a number of free apps available for phone download, such as Map My Fitness.