- 04-21-2009, 11:17 AM #2
The iPhone doesn't connect directly to the heart rate monitor. As far as I could tell the iPhone uses wifi to connect to a third party device that connects to the heart rate monitors, and then transmits the data to the iPhone via the wifi connection. Since Blackberry Storm does not support wifi we won't be able to leverage the existing third party hardware. ...It would be pretty cool to have a bluetooth enabled heart rate monitor!
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04-21-2009, 12:12 PM #4
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That said the new Phillips monitors are using a new and improved bluetooth that seems to have solved many of those issues, so yes there might be hope. I'm sure someone smarter can give a more technical description of the changes in bluetooth.
- 04-19-2010, 06:26 AM #6
working blackberry heart rate monitor prototype
I have developed a working HR monitor using a chest strap.
I am running the app and have tested it against my treadmill HR monitor.
It seems to work pretty well. I am adding features such as GPS, lactate threshold test, programmable workouts, etc
If anyone is interested in helping beta test, let me know. Hopefully it will be a product by sometime in the summer
Last edited by nepsrp; 04-19-2010 at 07:41 PM.
- 04-19-2010, 07:44 PM #8
The cost of the chest strap is $99
I am looking for 3 beta testers. I could supply a free version of software with basic function (only a heart rate display) and it would write a file with the heart rate data. If the beta tester doesn't like the sw I could buy the heart rate monitor back.
For the beta tester all software would be free. I would add programmable workouts first, then either lactate threshold test and lastly GPS.
I imagine when everything is finished the total cost of the product would be around $200-$250 (much less than a $450 polar) + $80 for polar trainer 5 sw.
The beta tester would help define the features.
go to youtube and search for "blackberry heart rate monitor" to see a demo
attached is a demo. This is available for free if someone buys the chest strap. Future sw upgrades would be priced according to function. I estimate $10 for the minimum to $100 or more for GPS and laptop sw. Various versions would be available at different prices based on function. Prices are not set yet.
Last edited by nepsrp; 04-23-2010 at 09:05 PM.
- 04-27-2010, 04:29 AM #10
Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor(HRM-2805)
Does anybody need Bluetooth heart rate monitor?
A factory called KYTO in China has developed bluetooth item.You can contact amy at kytoelectronic.com. 3w.kytocn.com
1. Only: As far as we know, in China, KYTO electronic factory is the only factory which has developed and produced Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor.
2. Features: Bluetooth, 7days’ memory，USB2.0, Storing data, working under online or offline mode, Rechargeable battery, Bluetooth OPP and SPP protocol ,Indicator light.
3. Contents: The contents that Bluetooth heart rate belt can detect as following: equipment type, equipment ID, max. electric quantity, remain electric quantity, time, max. memory, remain memory, testing time, duration time, heart rate, ave. heart rate, max. heart rate, min. heart rate, calorie burned, testing precision.
4. Strong anti-jamming capability： One person’s heart rate to one bluetooth mobile phone or PC, many persons’ heart rate to one bluetooth mobile phone or PC, many persons’ heart rate to many bluetooth moblie phones or PCs
5.Online and Offline Modes: Bluetooth heart rate monitor can work under both modes.
Online Mode: bluetooth heart rate belt keeps connecting with the bluetooth mobile phone or PC, and transmits data to mobile or PC in real time.
Offline Mode: It means when the heart rate belt doesn’t connect to bluetooth mobile phone or PC. It will collect a variety of heart rate& other data and save them automatically.
When you exercise outside, you don’t need to worry that you can’t track your workout. You just need to wear the chest strap and do exercise, the chest strap will store the data， and after workout, you can connect it with PDA, PC or other sports equipment to see your workout.
6.Rechargeable battery: The battery can be recharged and discharged repeatedly about 500 times.
7. Parameter :We can set all kinds of parameter of Bluetooth heart rate belt via mobile or PC. Including alarm condition(max. heart rate or other alarm conditions), heart rate transmitting frequency and others.
You can set the heart rate transmitting frequency from 3s to 250s
8.Transmission mode of heart rate chest strap
Communication with mobile and PC via Bluetooth OPP and SPP protocol.
real-time collection of data passed to the mobile phone or PC;
9. Bluetooth indicator light
To be power off: Red
Recharge (from power off to recharging completion) ：Red to Green
Bluetooth equipment or USB equipment is on connecting: Green light flashing quickly
Bluetooth equipment or USB equipment is on communicating: Green light flashing slowly
- 04-27-2010, 04:44 AM #14
- 04-27-2010, 07:33 PM #15
I would love to Beta your App. Let me know if you still need Beta users.
I am familiar with the Zephyr bioharness.
BTW the youtube video does not seem to have audio.
Last edited by ohmalone; 04-27-2010 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Add more.
- 05-07-2010, 05:18 AM #17
My company has basically merged with another one. Hopefully this will provide a better product. I won't really have time to monitor this board (too busy writing code), but if any one is interested in the product release, then email
heartratemon at hotmail.com or get my email from this website
We will send you an email when the product is available. A very
limited demo sw will be available free.
I also won't likely have time to get private messages on this board.
As mentioned before we have met our beta tester/user quota.