Mio Alpha heart-rate monitor

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Type: Continuous watch
About - Mio Alpha

The Mio Alpha is part of the heart-rate monitor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, heart-rate monitor models like the Alpha are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Indicates whether the model employs a chest strap mounted sensor that transmitts to a watch, a chest strap mounted sensor that transmits to an iPhone app, a watch that requires the user to touch the rim or button to take an intermittent reading or a watch that takes continuous heart rates from the user's wrist.

Accuracy was measured against a highly accurate electrocardiograph; the higher the accuracy score, the more often the monitor displayed the same heart rate as the reference did.

Ease of use and features:
Ease of use includes features, clarity of instructions, and convenience as judged by panelists who used the devices.
Features & Specs - Mio Alpha
info Stopwatch No
info Backlight No
info Difficult to use for some exercises No
info Settable target zones Yes
info Calorie counter No
info Pedometer No
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