One of the benefits of a smartwatch is that it solves one of the problems when it comes to measuring one’s biometrics during a workout, and that is your heart rate. Prior to this, users had to rely on other devices such as a chest straps which isn’t very practical in some cases, and can also be a bit uncomfortable versus wearing a watch.

However there is the argument that chest straps tend to be better at monitoring heart rates compared to the technology used in smartwatches and fitness trackers, and if you are a firm believer in that, you might be interested to learn that the Polar H10 heart rate monitor chest strap is now available for purchase.

From what we can tell, the Polar H10 is pretty much the successor to the H7 chest strap that was launched several years ago. The H7 has received a fair bit of positive reviews and is more or less the “default” heart rate monitor that comes to mind when you think of such devices, but the H10 is expected to take over its place and offer up improvements.

According to Polar, the H10 will feature interference-preventing electrodes on the strap, a new measuring algorithm that will help improve tracking accuracy, internal memory for one training session, improved battery life, software that can be updated, and an improved design that should make it more comfortable. For those who are interested, the Polar H10 is now available for purchase where it is priced at 89.90 euro.

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