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Awful instructions and limited information. Wanted to find out if I could use this with just my watch and not have to take my iPhone out - could find absolutely nothing online to answer this, not even on wahoo’s own website. Took a punt and got it anyway and this point became redundant as it quickly became apparent this is NOT the 2020 model but the older one which meant I could use the tickr with my Apple Watch or my Powerbeats but not both. Immediate return as I value listening to my music on a run more than I value a more accurate HRM. Aside from this, the strap felt really uncomfortable when I tried the product on and it was very difficult to adjust the strap.
I was previously using a Fitbit for heart rate data while cycling, but found it to be very inaccurate. I think the optical sensor did not work well for me. The Wahoo TICKR is so much better. The data is accurate and the strap is comfy. I am quite slight, but it does not slip down even though it is not overly tight. Once it’s on I forget it’s there, which is great. It is also quite flat and pairs easily with my Wahoo bike computer, so I would definitely recommend it.
The order arrived quickly from Amazon, but I think the box had already been opened. This has been the case on a few of my purchases from Amazon, so I am usually reluctant to purchase things from them, but as the TICKR was out of stock everywhere else I had to get it from Amazon.
The strap on my gen1 wahoo tickr split and I couldn’t get it to work by gluing it. It had worked great for years recording heart rate and gps for running and cycling on the app and uploaded all data directly to runkeeper, Strava, my fitness pal and loads of others. No need to cut and paste anything, as soon as you save a workout it offers to let you upload it to your paired app of choice, seamless.. I decided to buy a new one wahoo as I was happy with All that gen1 did for me. Bought gen 2 and this has improvements so that the plastic strap ends won’t split, my main concern, and they have a better engineered feel to them, the battery life was good before and has been improved, LED’s now on top is a nice touch. It been a reliable and quality heart rate monitor for me. I don’t know why one feedback comment on here mentions music not working with the wahoo heart rate fitness tracker, I have used two different brands of Bluetooth headphones over the years and never had an issue .. very reliable and well worth the £40.
You want it to SWITCH ON, right? Well that is not this HRM! It has no on switch or way to make it start. You can put it on, tap it, shake it, take it off, put it on again and it will remain off. Then for no reason it will switch on.
You probably want it to CONNECT TO YOUR DEVICE. Well guess what! It DOES CONNECT! But it doesn't STAY connected. It will disconnect after about ten to fifteen seconds even with your device right beside it. Sometimes it will reconnect. You'll never know.
You might want it to MEASURE YOUR HEART RATE. Sorry, no. Even when it's connected it doesn't actually measure your heart rate and send it to your device. Whoops! I got it to measure my heart rate one time successfully, but I was sitting at my dining table trying to fix it rather than exercising, so that was totally useless.
But that's okay because it doesn't STAY SWITCHED ON. It switches off after a while of being disconnected.
So if you want a HRM which you can't switch on, which disconnects randomly, which doesn't measure your heart rate and which switches off for no reason, this piece of extremely expensive plastic is for you.
Received the item and it was not able to connect to my phone when other bluetooth devices have no problem connecting to my phone. Contacted customer support who replied the next working day and sent me a link to a troubleshooting page. I tried everything on the page but was still unsuccessful and asked for further help. It has been more than a week since then and have still yet to receive a reply. Am highly disappointed with the item and the customer service especially since I was so looking forward to using this v2 model.
Update: Wahoo sent a replacement device and it works fine. Hopefully this lasts.
Used the new Tickr and paired with garmin and ipad straight away via Bluetooth. No issues there. However after going out on a few rides some of the max hr values were 200+ which didn't seem right. Have read via the Wahoo website that for accurate readings a firmware update is needed. Pretty poor for an item which only has 1 job to do to measure heart rate accurately! Had to download the Wahoo app and update the firmware. These sort of issues should be sorted prior to shipping an item. Hoping the inaccurate value has now been fixed with the latest update. This is almost identical to the V1 in design. The only notable difference is the LEDs are now on the top rather than on the front. The design of the heart rate strap seems to be improved slightly as this was an area of weakness with the V1 design that the poppers which attach to the strap would corrode and snap off over time with sweat/moisture. The new design of the strap fixing seems better and easier to remove. Time will tell here. Not worth upgrading if your V1 is still working fine as offers no significant improvements
My usage of the Tickr is paired to Polar watch to replace the optical sensor. I mainly use it for runs and High intensity traing and it is comfortable also noticed the Tickr measurements reacts faster, whereas the on-watch sensor tended to show high figure.
Update: if the strap isnt in it's ideal position then there is a chance that it would mispreport your actual BMP, you notice this when running at a constant speed but you BMP drops to walking speed and needs adjusting before the sensor works correctly.
Works well, you forget it's even on after a few mins but sometimes the app requires you to run for a little while before it properly starts detecting properly. I do think these issues I've had have been down to the app and not the actual device so hopefully future firmware will improve these little bugs. Sometimes you have to turn your bluetooth off and re connect it but it's hardly a big issue.
I bought this HR monitor to connect to, and control, my Wahoo Headwind fan. It connects quite easily by ANT+ and works well. Connection with the app seems a bit iffy, but it does work. You can set up ranges so that the fan cuts in and speeds up to various rates depending on your heart rate.
The belt only just fits, and I'm 6'2" and 15 stone. But it is OK and does the job.
This replaces a Polar H10 which I was having battery problems with. The battery on this lasts significantly longer. The strap is comfortable and I'm really impressed with the excellent link mechanism on the strap. Instead of the usual hook link you have studs on the battery unit of the HRM which clip into the strap, for those of us less used to handling rear straps it makes life a little easier.
Links perfectly with Zwift, my Garmin watch, and machines at the gym.