The Mio Alpha 2 HRM Sport watch is the answer to losing those annoying hear rate straps and belts. The Alpha is a great watch and can partner with you through different sports which include, running, cycling and swimming. The Continuous heart rate monitoring offers a real time assessment of your training intensity and there is no belt or chest strap needed. How does this work? LED lights and an electro-optical cell ''sense'' the volume of blood under the skin. From there, sophisticated algorithms are applied to the pulse signal so that the heart's true rhythm can be detected, even while running at performance speeds. Heart rate training is proven to help you train more efficiently and effectively, so you can optimize your performance and maximize your workout. the Mio 2 now has 2-way transmission using Bluetooth Smart (4.0), send heart rate data to the fitness app and also transmit pace and distance from mobile apps back to the watch.
The watch is also Bluetooth enabled and is able to connect to your favourite mobile fitness apps which included; Mio Go, Wahoo, Endomondo, Strava and more. The watch has a great battery life, lasting up to 20 hours on the workout setting and 2 months battery if you aren't using the Hear Rate monitor. The Clear to read LED screen has a backlight and also a customizable display which you can edit through the Mio App The watch is constructed from a comfortable and soft silicone rubber which provides a snug fit and a non-rubbing feel. With a clear LCD display your data recordings are always shown clearly even through the roughest of weather. Overall the Mio is right up there with the likes of the other Hear Rate Monitor and sport watches and has a one up on most of them,