Mio Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor Review

MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate MonitorThis is a fitness watch but it’s better promoted as a heart rate monitor. It performs as a sports watch, so whatever you expect in this sports field, it will do. It is suitable for running, boxing, rope skipping and other related intense exercises.

But the only thing I don’t like about this Alpha strapless monitor is its weak battery, it can only hold power for 20 hours, so after that you need to charge it again.

Other than that, I’m okay with the rest of the features. Some people prefer strapless heart rate monitors, but it’s not easy to keep them safe. Most of them are sleek in size so you can easily misplace them. But with strap heart rate monitor is more like a watch, actually it has functions of a watch, you can tell both time and date of the day. You don’t have to wear it all the time if it makes you feel uncomfortable, use it only when you need too, but after some time, your hand will get used to it.

DESIGN:

  • No need for a chest strap: – At least this will give you some freedom and space to do any type of exercise of your choice. Mio Alpha heart rate monitor is worn like a normal watch, it has optical sensors at the back which continuously read and record readings about your heart. You don’t need to buy a chest strap; it will be of no use because Mio Alpha can do everything on its own.
  • Timer & Clock: – MIO Alpha is more than just a heart rate monitor, it also performs as a watch, so as you about with your workout routine, you will also be in position to time yourself; at least this will help you balance your workout time and resting time.
  • Accurate heart rate readings: – This MIO Alpha heart rate monitor has been designed to offer you with the right information about your heart. It does not matter whether you’re doing calm / rigorous exercise.
  • Soft band: – This watch has a soft and durable rubber strap which can be adjusted to any length offering the user a snug fit. Also the soft band makes it easy to wear this watch for a longer period without feeling any added weight.
  • Water resistant: – This feature just makes it a perfect sports watch for everyone; at least you don’t have to worry about running in rain or getting caught by rain while exercising. And this feature makes this product suitable for swimmers.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Compatible: – You need a data cable to transfer data from the watch to an external device like a Smartphone. All you have to do is to turn on Bluetooth feature and automatically start transferring data from your watch to your Smartphone / application. You can use any of these apps to display and store data transmitted by the watch;  MapMyRun, Strava, Wahoo, MapMyRide, Endomondo, Runtastic, and Digifit.

MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor

 

 

Benefits of Using a Heart Rate Monitor When Training:

By default, a heart rate monitor is supposed to track the strength and fitness of your body. As you exercise, your heart pumps more blood which keeps you active throughout, however, much as you exercise, you must have a limit and that’s to why you have to keep a close eye on your heart rate. With that in mind, let us look into the benefits of using a heart rate monitor.

  • It helps you understand your body response towards specific workouts. If you’re new to this exercising world, I suggest you start slowly and increase on the intensity gradually. Keep on reading and recording your heart rate and body response every-time you increase on your running speed.
  • It helps you prevent injuries: – Just like I said, if you’re new to this all game, you better start small and grow big slowly. During your first days of exercising / jogging, take everything slowly and workout for a few hours. But as your body gets used to working out, increase on the intensity of exercise, but, keep on monitoring your heart rate every now and then, this will prevent you from getting injuries.
  • Motivation: – This is a factor which you might overlook, yet in actual sense, this heart monitoring wash is a motivation tool. It helps you set new fitness goals, increase your heart beat and strength by teasing it with hard rock workouts. If you have been running for 1 mile, try to test your heart and body and do 3 miles today, keep on monitoring your via the watch and see how its coping with the new challenge. If you have lots of fat, let your body use it as fuel as you’re jogging, its fun and rewarding.
  • Track your progress: – As you exercise, this device will sync your heart rate data to a mobile fitness app; this will organize your data very well making it easy to read.

DIGEST:

  • Works with Android 4.4 +++. If you have an old version of android on your Smartphone, you might find it difficult to sync data from this watch to your Smartphone. With that in mind, you can upgrade to a better phone and enjoy the functionality of this product.
  • It has a motion sensor which cancels disruptive data caused by arm movements; this guarantees you with correct readings.
  • Fun to use: – I will not take this as a big factor, but to some extent, you will love the way it displays the data on its wide screen and this will inspire you to work out even more.
  • 90% accurate: – I have talked about in so many ways, but I will conclude this review by repeating myself. FR70 has sensor lights at the bottom which detect any single movement. Simple arm movements will not be counted, and this reduces on the imperfection of data.

MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor

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