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Last Update 2019-04-17

Scosche+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor

Editorial Review

Fitness is becoming more and more popular, and fat reduction has become synonymous with healthy weight loss. A regular healthy athlete who spends 1 hour a day doing aerobic exercise and 1-hour doing anaerobic exercise is already a specific event that takes a lot of time. To improve the daily effect, either increase the exercise time or increase exercise efficiency. For those who have been exercising for 2 hours a day, it is highly likely that efficiency will be the only option.


How to improve the efficiency of exercise is a process in which human beings continue to explore and explore. This is the first to give everyone a general understanding of the basic theory of motion. The overall movement is divided into aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Simple can be summarized as aerobic exercise responsible for fat loss, and anaerobic exercise is responsible for muscle growth. If you want to lose weight, you need to do more aerobic exercise to increase the amount of calories you consume on a daily basis. Anaerobic can also increase calorie expenditure. It relies on anaerobic muscle-enhancing methods to increase the body's basal metabolic rate, thus allowing more static consumption per day. However, there is a limit to the increase in muscle mass. According to each person's talent, the limit of muscle mass per month is also different. It is difficult to see the effect in the short-term, and it is necessary to maintain muscle mass. A lot of heat.


But no matter which method you choose, you will eventually rely on a parameter to determine whether you are doing anaerobic exercise or aerobic exercise. This parameter is the heart rate.

  • Aerobic exercise: 60%-80% of the maximum heart rate; generally normal adults have a heart rate of around 190, so the movement between about 114-160 is aerobic. Representative sports: bicycle, jogging, elliptical machine.
  • Anaerobic exercise: When your heart rate continues to increase, beyond 80% of the maximum heart rate, what you do is anaerobic exercise. Representative sports: 100m/200m running, high speed skipping.

So how do you monitor your heart rate? Here we have three ways:


  • Smart sports watch (medium precision)
  • Smart bracelet (low precision)
  • Heart rate belt (real time high precision)

The advantage of sports watches is that they are fully functional and can take into account the necessary functions such as heart rate detection and calorie consumption calculation. However, the relative price is also high. From the practical point of view of sports, we can clearly feel that the wearing of the watch is too exposed, and in the multi-person sports, there is a volume disadvantage that is extremely prone to collision. The accuracy is average. For Apple Watch, it will estimate that your calorie consumption is higher than normal because you set it to the sports mode. Even if you are not moving, it is also sitting still. The calorie consumption in exercise mode may be for one hour. There will be 150 cal.


The advantages of the smart bracelet are obvious, the price is low, and the size is small and light. It is an excellent reference product in terms of daily tracking of personal consumption. But the disadvantages are equally obvious and the accuracy is poor. In the two hours that he hopes to track the accuracy, the sports bracelet often provides very poor precision and should not be used as a professional fitness product.



The accuracy of the heart rate belt is very high, but the disadvantage is that the appearance is ugly and the function is single. In addition to heart rate detection, other useful data is not available.

In a gym where everyone is sweating, a heart rate belt is a product that best suits the needs of the user. Relying on high-precision equipment to achieve more harvest, let 2 hours of input consume more fat, get more muscle, this is the positioning and direction of professional products.

The Scosche Rhythm+ heart rate belt is worn on the arm's heart rate belt, while the general heart rate belt is on the chest for precision.



The effect of the chest-type heart rate belt on breathing is more or less uncomfortable. I have a chest heart rate belt from Garmin. Because of the problem of elastic band, I often suffer from sweating and falling down. Tightening will cause breathing problems.



The Scosche Rhythm+ comes with a pair of long and short elastic band straps that can be worn by male and female users depending on their arm dimensions. The elasticated armband is made of velvet on one side and can be used with magic stickers. The other side is made of breathable sweat-absorbent and quick-drying material to fit the skin.



The product is equipped with a USB charger that can be fully charged in about 1 hour. Full power can provide real-time monitoring for up to 8 hours, even if the whole horse is fine. The three squares on the back of the main body of the product are sensors, and the two round metals are charging contacts.



The overall shape is simple. The buckles on both sides of the magic are very firm and will not cause a sudden collapse during exercise. After repeated pasting, the suede did not appear to become loose and loose.



Every Thursday night, I will meet up with friends to play a dozen basketball games. This day, just wearing the Scosche Rhythm+ heart rate test to test the situation. I can see that I started wearing it from around 4 pm and reached the peak during 9 pm, all of which were recorded.



At 6:40 in the afternoon, I arrived at the stadium and began to warm up, and my heart rate gradually increased. Before 6:40, I was in my normal heart rate range.



At 7 o'clock in the evening, the start of the basketball game, you can see that the heart rate has been kept in aerobic and anaerobic conditions (150 up and down) floating.

Everyone may feel strange why my heart rate will be as low as 44. I have a small heart rate that is slow, and I often have a heart rate below 50. These data are in full agreement with the tests taken by Garmin's heart rate belt that I wear at the same time. Compared to Garmin, Scosche Rhythm+ is more convenient and comfortable.

In addition, Scosche Rhythm+ automatically exports data via Bluetooth connection to the phone. It supports more than 200 mobile apps, including Nike+ Running, iCardio, Heart Zones and other apps. With these apps, you can further evaluate your jogging, sprint and other aspects to improve your pace, speed and so on.

As a bracelet for real-time heart rate monitoring, it can also cooperate with some alarm APPs to make timely feedback on the sudden drop in heart rate and heart rate, which is also a good product for the elderly in the family.

Finally, the price side. The price of $79 is not expensive compared to the heart rate belts of other reliable brands. As a product that amateurs enter the high-end field, I think it is a suitable cost-effective product for those who want to improve their efficiency in improving their sports. Portable, affordable, high-precision features are all within reach.

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