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Scosche myTREK monitor for iOS keeps the beat for active hearts and minds

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Scosche has announced a new iOS accessory called myTREK, and it's designed to keep the beat for active hearts and minds. The Scosche myTrek is a pulse monitor that connects wirelessly through Bluetooth to your iPhone or iPod Touch. With the accompanying free app you can view real-time information during your workouts while controlling your music tracks and volume too. The myTREK package comes with an armband that fits over the muscular portion of the user’s forearm. Small, medium and large-sized armbands are included to ensure a good fit. The sensor is powered by a lithium ion battery that can provide up to 5 hours of continuous workout time before needing a charge. Here's some additional information from the myTREK release:


 

The myTREK utilizes two LEDs combined with a photo sensor to detect minute changes in the user’s blood pressure to accurately measure pulse. A built-in accelerometer allows the myTREK to adjust for movement during exercise from the user’s heartbeat allowing for an extremely accurate measurement of pulse and calories burned. Users can personalize their workouts by selecting their type of activity, target training zone and type of workout. A male or female voice prompt updates the user’s progress in real time letting them know how close they are to accomplishing their goals or if they have moved outside their desired target heart rate zone. Workout data is then stored on the device and can be viewed in the app’s calendar to see what days the user worked out and what was accomplished during each individual workout.

The Scosche myTREK is available now at Apple retails stores, 24hourfitness.com, 24-Hour Fitness gyms and at Scosche.com for $129.99. It also will be available at Target, Apple.com and Verizon Wireless stores soon.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 12:15pm]

    

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