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Apple Watch Heart Rate Data vs. Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor [Chart]

Apple Watch Heart Rate Data vs. Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor [Chart]

Posted May 7, 2015 at 2:47pm by iClarified
Check out this chart which compares heart rate data measured by the Apple Watch to a Mio Alpha heart rate monitor.

The chart was created by engineer Brad Larson of Sunset Lake Software and co-founder of SonoPlot.

"Extracted the raw Apple Watch HealthKit heartrate samples after a run and compared it to an HR monitor I had on"


"Aside from the Apple Watch capturing heartrate once per 5 s, and the Mio Alpha every 3 s, the readings are nearly identical. Impressed."

Take a look at the chart below and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for more Apple news, videos, and tutorials.

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Apple Watch Heart Rate Data vs. Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor [Chart]


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E C G
E C G - May 7, 2015 at 8:25pm
Very False Reading.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - May 7, 2015 at 9:24pm
Says the guy desperate for an excuse.
JEBAKA
JEBAKA - May 7, 2015 at 6:46pm
Is that Mio Alpha thingy supposed to be superior or worse? Am I supposed to be amazed AW is so good or bad? I DON'T UNDERSTAND! :<<<<
iHealth
iHealth - May 7, 2015 at 2:54pm
That graph shows how bad both are I guess! Another feature for those with 'little knowledge'.
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne - May 7, 2015 at 3:17pm
Exactly! And since both are using the same technology and measuring in exactly the same place (dorsal side of the wrist), it is really no surprise that they get the same results.
yas9in
yas9in - May 7, 2015 at 6:15pm
actually if you saw the consumer reports' video about the apple watch you'd see that the sensor was very accurate, even when compared to the polar heart rate sensor which is normally strapped to the chest and not the wrist. overall this optic technology is considered by most to be very accurate.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - May 7, 2015 at 9:24pm
No surprise there either. Turns out anything works for Apple that easy.
iHeath
iHeath - May 7, 2015 at 10:43pm
Considered by whom!? Having worked in metabolic testing product development and sales for over 23 years im interested because all the worldwide journals on heart rate will need updating and the doctors and professors re-educating!
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