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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
It works with both Bluetooth and Ant+, the Wahoo app is not so great and quite unsophisticated but does a basic job. The strap is not very responsive if you are not sweating or you haven’t wetted the rubbers sensors enough, apart from monitoring exercise rate and high HR I am keen to see Low HR too and this can be where the poor conductivity shows up .
When I first turned it on it would not stay on for longer than a few seconds. Found out I should put the battery in backwards for 10 seconds then put it in right. That worked, but then the iOS app kept crashing when I tried to pair the Tickr. The Tickr needed an update which was difficult to install as the app kept crashing. When the app didn't crash, the app froze during the update. Had to keep restarting my iPhone.
Also: when it says to wet the electrodes, it doesn't mean the silver button connectors, it means the dark oval shapes on the strap. These seem to need to be wet to read any heart rate.
Wahoo should ship this with the battery removed from the device and with better instructions.
I dislike the fact that it’s a Bluetooth device, ant compatible device, meaning it can be out dated in the blink of a eye, so to speak. Also the unit works well with current Under Armour applications, like Endomondo for example, it’s a hit and miss to other popular app like Nike run club and Strava.
Still a descent buy to ‘me’ currently.
I can always tend to rely on the Apple Watch for good heart rate monitoring on all my running apps which offer and or have HRM.
Works pretty good most of the time. Sometimes it gets "stuck" and displays a single value without changing. Once it starts accurately tracking there are no further issues. The major problem I have is with its physical design. The little buttons that snap the ends of the strap together break after a year or so of use. Since these also carry the electrical signal from the sensor pads the device stop working when these break.
Received and started using the heart rate monitor, but it failed after ½ hour. Have had quite a number of monitors, so I know they can be touchy. Ended up it needed a new battery. After that, it has worked fine. But should it need a new battery after 1/2 an hour?- I think not.