Say “Hello!” to the Mio Link wristband cardiometer

Say “Hello!” to the Mio Link wristband cardiometer
Mio Link, which was just unveiled at CES, is a straightforward wearable wristband. It won't show notifications from your smartphone. It won't let you know how many calories you have burned while running. It doesn't even have its own screen. Mio Link does only one thing – it monitors your heart rate.

The wrist-worn Mio Link cardiometer uses electro-optical technology to continuously keep tabs on the functions of your heart. In order to accurately track the heart rate, the device uses data from both a pulse sensor and an optical sensor, which monitors the volume of blood under the skin.

In order to access collected data, users have to transmit it to any Bluetooth 4.0-enabled device. There, they can track their cardiac stats via a companion app for the gadget, called mioGO. In addition, thanks to the ANT+ connectivity, Mio Link can simultaneously broadcast to other ANT+-enabled fitness wearables and apps – for example, you can have Mio Link send data to both your smartphone and bike computer at the same time.

The Mio Link wristband comes with a soft, silicone strap and will be available in three colors. On top of the gadget one can find a single button, which controls data transmission. A tri-color LED notification light will flash and indicate when the user's heart rate goes into different zones. These zones can be defined and customized via the mioGO app.

The wearable will be released in March and will be priced at $99.

source: Mio via Pocket-lint


1 Comment

1. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I like this. I wouldn't buy one, but I think there is a market for it. Anyone with a bad heart should probably get one. Would be nice if it automatically called 911 on your phone if your heart beat became to irregular.

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