₹ 2,499 Décathlon
athletes to monitor their heart rate on their smartphone and/or GPS watch
Your heart rate on your smartphone and/or GPS watch.
Not been able to connect HR monitor to Endomondo, Runtastic or strava and these are the apps those are mentioned in products description. It's only connecting to Decathlon coach but all my friends are on Endomondo. Whats the point of buying Bluetooth HR monitor then?
I bought this to connect to my RidewithGPS iphone APP. It works will. I have an iPhone 6, You don't pair the product in the phone like normal Bluetooth devices. you go to the APP and pair it in there. Some indication of how tight to have the strap would be good?
After ordering this, I read through more of the reviews and did some online searching, the result of which was that I started to doubt that it would do what I wanted it to do. Now I have received it, I can confirm that it connects quickly and easily through Bluetooth to the Strava app on my iPhone 6 and through ANT+ to my Garmin 510 cycle computer.
Some of the uncertainty is because the ANT+ compatibility weblink on the Decathlon information page about the device doesn't work and some of it is caused by the fact that the Strava FAQ page for the iOS app does not confirm that the band works, one person having asked about it but with no answer given.
The instruction manual is fat because it is in multiple languages but there are only three pages for each. The manual isn't much use at all - most things are dealt with by 'see the application's usage instructions'.
The battery is already fitted and if you are unlucky in being sent old stock it may have run down so that the band doesn't appear to work. I tried first with the Decathlon Coach app on the iPhone and it detected the band straight away. Similar story with the Strava app (you have to go to the Record section before you can pair the band) and with the Garmin 510.
Used with both Decathlon's own app & after a few phone resets with Strava - not initially easy, but took Deathlon's app off and then all was well.
Seems accurate and no weird anomalous readings. Fits comfortably and is unobtrusive on any ride I've so far done - (5 hours). Would have been 5 * but found an identical HRM but without the chest strap from Decathlon for £15 so whilst its cheaper than the competition, its not cheapest they do, this cheaper one was hidden away in bike accessories.
Comfort, works consistently after initial problems
£15 for a strap really???
This little beauty does everything it promises.
It is recognised by both my Garmin 310xt triathlon watch (ant+), and by my Hudl2 tablet running the Tacx Cycling app (Bluetooth) at the same time. So I can use it with the tablet on my Tacx turbo trainer, and I can use it with the watch when out on the road.
Just as an experiment, I thought I'd see of my Garmin HRM3 "module" would clip onto the Geonaute belt.
Yes it does.
So I not only have a great "dual band" HRM, I have a spare belt for my Garmin HRM, too!
Why do I keep the Garmin HRM "module"? - well it is fully waterproof, so you can swim in it, because it is for triathlon, while the Geonaute "module" is only splash proof, so don't swim in it!
The Geonaute chest band is a bit shorter than the Garmin one, but it went round my 40" chest OK, with some adjustment left. If you had a 50" chest, you might struggle.
The Geonaute chest band is a bit thinner, and made of much more simple material than the Garmin model, but my Garmin chest belt (like a number of other folks) is a bit too clever for its own good, and is unreliable, particularly in the cooler air of the winter.
So, other than not being fully waterproof, the Geonaute HRM is a great replacement for the Garmin, and the "dual band" feature is even better than the ant+ only Garmin.
And if I need the waterproofing of the Garmin "module", I'll just mount it on the Geonaute chest strap!
Links to Strava on my 'phone via Bluetooth. Once set up it works automatically as long as you remember to keep the bluetooth turned on.
Also links to my Bryton GPS. Go to settings and re-scan. It's as easy as that.
Links to Strava on 'phone and to my Bryton GPS
Strap length will be too short for "large" people