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Wahoo Blue HR
Wahoo Fitness

At the beginning of this year I had my first physical since college and the doctor informed me I had borderline high blood pressure. This wakeup call set me off on improving my health, and I've since changed my diet, sleeping habits, and also activity levels. I purchased this heart rate monitor for improved bio-feedback, but also because it's amongst the 1st using Bluetooth Smart (4.0), a low power wireless protocol, which means the battery lasts a year or longer, yet connects from up to 10 feet. The Blue HR also works with social activity data services like RunKeeper, DailyMile, and Nike+, providing real-time heart rate data through the free Wahoo Fitness App, making it perfect for both the casual fitness buff or the analytics junkie.