A fitness tracker that records and tracks heart rate is an important feature for many runners. However, this often means wearing an uncomfortable chest strap monitor for a highly accurate reading, which can interfere with a natural-feeling run. Besides this, these straps still have to be used in conjunction with a separate mobile device. When the original Mio Alpha was released, its highly accurate built-in heart monitor was a groundbreaking feature, and now the Mio Alpha 2 updates this feature with compatibility with other fitness apps.
Although since its first release the market for mobile activity trackers has filled out considerably, the Mio Alpha 2 still features one of the most accurate built-in heart rate monitors on a wearable tracker. It’s EKG-accurate monitoring minus a cumbersome chest strap connects to your smartphone and other devices to enhance your workout tracking and at a price that beats out similar activity trackers. Besides its built-in heart rate monitor, other important stats such as pace, speed, laps, calories burned, and distance are also recorded.
But of course, the headline feature with the Mio Alpha 2 is its heart rate monitor. Featuring a bright and easily readable LCD display, the Mio Alpha 2 also allows the runner to customize their target heart zone rates via the Mio GO app, which is then tracked and displayed on-screen during a workout with a color-coded indicator light that lets the runner know at a glance their current heart rate zone. Unfortunately, the Alpha 2 does not have a built-in GPS, but for runners who already know where they’re going and desire a highly accurate heart monitor to track their performance, this sports watch will deliver. With an internal memory that stores up to 24 hours of workout data so you can sync the data at your convenience, this water-resistant fitness tracker is for the athlete that demands accurate heart rate stats in order to track and maximize their workout routine.
- Accurate recordings of pace, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate
- Easy-to-read, backlit LCD screen
- Very affordable price for an accurate fitness tracker
- Stylish, comfortable design