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Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Black
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  • Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Black
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Heart Rate - Strapless, continuous - Designed for Running, Fitness
Wrist size 5.7 to 8 inches or 145-198mm

Also available in Arctic

ALPHA is the worlds first strapless, continuous heart rate monitor you can wear on your wrist. It has been tested accurate even while you are running at performance speeds of up to 20km/h (12mph)!

Before ALPHA, the most common way to get an accurate heart rate continuously while exercising was to wear a strap around your chest. With ALPHA's innovative technology, the world of heart rate monitoring will be changed forever!

THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE HEART RATE SPORT WATCH ...for runners and cyclists

Before ALPHA, HR monitor choices fell short in terms of comfort and ease of use. Alpha's disruptive technology changes the game - and training for it too.

ACCURATE AT HIGH SPEEDS : Built for the high performance athlete

You are serious about your sport. You need a serious heart rate monitor. ALPHA keeps the beat using patented technology from the research labs at Philips Electronics.

COMFORT, FORM, FUNCTION : Take it anywhere, no set-up, always be ready for action

Totally unobtrusive, ALPHA delivers maximum performance in ultimate comfort. No chest strap means no worry it will slide down or chafe. Alpha's soft, stretchable silicone wrist band ensures a snug fit in a form factor that won't slow you down. So comfortable, you can wear it all day!

INTUITIVE

Only essential features and just two button navigation.
  • Continuous heart rate display
  • Timer
  • User settable heart rate zones with visual and audible alerts
  • Clock
  • Data review (total exercise time; average heart rate; time "in zone")

TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED

Two light beams and an electro-optical cell "sense" the volume of blood under your skin
Alpha is a true scientific breakthrough. Technology proven accurate at rest in medical use is now robust enough for sport. Sophisticated algorithms are applied to the pulse signal so that the heart's true rhythm can be detected even while running at performance speeds

OPTIMIZE WORK-OUTS

By controlling intensity level and working within the zone, maximize your efforts and perform at your peak. Heart rate training is the single, most effective tool that endurance athletes have to measure and control the intensity of their workouts in a way that will allow for long-term athletic performance, via improved recovery and reduced risk of injury.

ADDED DATA SUCH AS SPEED, GPS, DISTANCE & PACE

Alpha is compatible with the iPhone 4s and 5 and any other smart phones featuring Bluetooth Smart (4.0). Here is a list of apps that are able to connect with ALPHA on your iPhone:

Smartphone not included

How Does Alpha Work?

Two light beams and an electro-optical cell sense the volume of blood under your skin. Because the blood volume pulsates in the rhythm of the heart, so does the signal from the electro-optical cell. This signal is processed by an advanced electronics circuit and passed on to a highly specialized computer program that is embedded in the ALPHA. To date, the stumbling block with this type of technology has been the arm movements while walking or running strongly interfere with the electro-optical signal to the point that it is no longer possible to extract the heart rate from it.

In order to solve this problem the ALPHA has been provided with a separate motion detector. The computer program is able to use the information from this detector to compensate for the disturbance that is generated in the electro-optical signal by walking or running motions. As a result, the ALPHA can display an accurate heart rate even during motion-intense activities.

Features
  • Wrist Size : 145-198mm / 5.7-7.8
  • Continuous heart rate monitoring
  • No uncomfortable chest strap
  • Tested accurate at performance speeds
  • Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technology connects with smartphones**
  • User-settable heart rate zones
  • Data review (total exercise time, average heart rate, time in zone)
  • Exercise timer
  • Water Resistant up to 30M (Heart Rate reading may not be accurate under water)
  • Clock
** Alpha works with most fitness apps including MapMyRun, Wahoo, Endomondo, Runkeeper on iPhone 4s and 5.

Specs
  • Silicone soft strap with secure snap latching system
  • Negative dot-matrix LCD
  • Tri-color LED heart rate zones
  • Bluetooth Smart (4.0)
  • Wireless transmitter
  • USB charging dock with magnetic alignment
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
What's In The Box
  • USB charging dock with magnetic alignment
  • Sports Watch
  • User Guide

How Does Alpha Work?

Two light beams and an electro-optical cell sense the volume of blood under your skin. Because the blood volume pulsates in the rhythm of the heart, so does the signal from the electro-optical cell. This signal is processed by an advanced electronics circuit and passed on to a highly specialized computer program that is embedded in the ALPHA. To date, the stumbling block with this type of technology has been the arm movements while walking or running strongly interfere with the electro-optical signal to the point that it is no longer possible to extract the heart rate from it.

In order to solve this problem the ALPHA has been provided with a separate motion detector. The computer program is able to use the information from this detector to compensate for the disturbance that is generated in the electro-optical signal by walking or running motions. As a result, the ALPHA can display an accurate heart rate even during motion-intense activities.

Features
  • Continuous heart rate monitoring
  • No uncomfortable chest strap
  • Tested accurate at performance speeds
  • Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technology connects with smartphones**
  • User-settable heart rate zones
  • Data review (total exercise time, average heart rate, time in zone)
  • Exercise timer
  • Water Resistant up to 30M (Heart Rate reading may not be accurate under water)
  • Clock
** Alpha works with most fitness apps including MapMyRun, Wahoo, Endomondo, Runkeeper on iPhone 4s and 5.

Specs
  • Silicone soft strap with secure snap latching system
  • Negative dot-matrix LCD
  • Tri-color LED heart rate zones
  • Bluetooth Smart (4.0)
  • Wireless transmitter
  • USB charging dock with magnetic alignment
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
What's In The Box
  • USB charging dock with magnetic alignment
  • Sports Watch
  • User Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any health risks associated with this technology?
Some people wonder whether the light beams from the two light sources might damage their eyes, or perhaps even their skin.
The risk of such damage has been studied extensively, and is laid down in so-called safety standards. Compared to these standards, the light level from the ALPHA is very much below any safety limit. The green light sources may seem very bright, but they cannot damage your eyes; not even from a 1 cm distance. In fact, your eyes would not be damaged by 1,000 such light sources, even if you managed to place them at a 1 cm distance, all at the same time.
It should be clear that the skin, being much less susceptible to damage than the eyes, is also completely safe.

Can I swim with my Alpha?
The Alpha has water resistance up to 30 meters (WR30M). This means that you may swim with the device, but we urge users to understand that this does not mean the device is waterproof. Do not press any buttons while submerged in water, or the device will be more susceptible to water damage.

Can the Alpha calculate my calories burned?
The Alpha is designed to emit a BTLE signal to a supported smart device, such as an Android phone or iPhone. Applications within these smart devices can record data, such as distance, calories, etc. The Alpha itself cannot perform calorie calculations.

Does the Alpha do alerts or notifications from my phone?
The Alpha will send heart rate data to a compatible smartphone. Apps can be developed to do all sorts of interesting things with that data, and may be able to emit alerts and notifications through the smartphone speaker(s) or ear buds. However, the Alpha is not designed to accept incoming data transfer, and will not accept alerts or notifications from the paired device.

How do I pair the Alpha to my smart phone?
The Alpha will pair with your BLTE or BT 4.0 device while it is gathering your heart rate.
To pair, simply load your smart phone application and locate the setting or option to add a heart rate monitor device. While your smart phone is searching for the device, "Alpha" will populate on screen. Select the device, and your Alpha is now paired!

Which apps are best to use with Mio ALPHA?
Apple AppStore
Some of the most popular fitness apps people use with their Mio LINK include: Strava, Wahoo, MapMyRun, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, MiCoach, Endomondo, and more.
Google Play
While Android app compatibility depends on whether or not your Android device meets the requirements, Runkeeper PRO, MapMyFitness (and family), and BLE Heart Rate Monitor tend to be the best apps to sync with your Mio ALPHA heart rate wristband.

Will the Alpha interfere with my pacemaker?
We recommend researching whether your pacemaker receives interference from Bluetooth devices. The Alpha sends a BTLE or BT 4.0 signal when it is gathering your heart rate. We strongly advise consulting your doctor for more information about your specific pacemaker.
Please note that the Alpha also contains four small magnets that help it to connect properly with the charger. The stats for the four small magnets, which are included, are as follows
Br (KGs) 10.8-13.2
Hcb (Koe) Less than or equal to 11.5%
Hcj (Koe) Less than or equal to 12%
(BH) Max (MGOe) 33-36

Will the Alpha work with my Android or iPhone?
The Alpha has the ability to communicate over BT 4.0 protocols. It sends out its data using the standard Heart Rate Profiles to any devices that support these protocols and Profiles.
While it won't work "out of the box" to iPhone 4s, iPhone 5/5s or Android it will work with applications that support the BT 4.0 Heart Rate Profile.
iPhone apps that support BT4.0 HR Profile include
MapMyFitness
Runkeeper
Strava

Android apps that support BTLE HR Profile include
Android apps are still being optimized for BT 4.0 pairing


A Manual is provided with this product.
For a PDF version to view now, please click here
Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor Black$169.00
4 stars based on 8 reviews 
I would recommend to a friend
Mio Alpha - great alternative to chest straps 5 I've had this for several weeks now and haven't had any hiccups. I was concerned about the accuracy but it gives me the same reading as the heart monitor grips on the new machines at my gym and once it picks up your pulse it doesn't lose it. This is far more comfortable and convenient than a chest strap. It's nice that you can set your target heart rate and later "play" back how long you were in that target zone. Works well with smart phone software as well if you have a phone that is compatible.
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Mio Alpha HRM - A WARNING 4 THE Mio always displays BPM, which my chest strap HRM does not always do. Very frustrating and the reason I got the Mio.

But the Mio is designed to terminate the HRM display after 10 hours. Ok if you use it only for workouts but I use it as a permanent medical devices throughout the day. It is not even an optional mode. Very frustrating.
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Great product, except wrist band isnt very big. 4 This was exactly what I was looking for, but sadly, when I got it out of the box, my heart sank when I realized that it would not fit my wrist/arm. I am a larger guy, but not that large. most other sport watches fit me just fine, this one did not. I had to return and now am limited to chest strap monitors.
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Mio Alpha Strapless HRM 5 Works very well as stated. Extremely accurate. Works very well with the iPhone as well; you just need a 4.0 Bluetooth on your iPhone; the Wahoo app is the best. Well worth the price.
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Flawless! 5 I am preparing for IMFL in November 2013 and was looking for a more convenient way to do HR zone training. Although the Mio Alpha is a brand new product, I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did.

The watch has performed exceptionally well for the past few weeks that I have used it. The set-up is very quick and easy. Syncing with my iPhone 5 worked great and I am using the watch with multiple fitness apps. I love the convenience of not having to worry about the chest strap anymore.

The watch actually looks great too, so I have pretty much started to use it as my regular day to day watch. Build quality also appears to be excellent and very durable.

The only downside I have encountered is that there is no back-light function, which would be helpful for running in the dark.

Overall I give the Mio Alpha a two thumbs up and have already purchased one for my wife as well.
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Great product 5 Great product. Love not having a strap around my chest causing me to sweat and the darn thing sliding down. Love the Mio
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Mio Alpha 5 I Bought the Mio Alpha HRM,

The watch kept accurate Heart Rate, but I had trouble working with the apps.

The calorie and Distance counter did not work for me. And the response time for the apps was 2 days, and still did not work.
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It Works 5 Simply put, this monitor works. It does just what it says and in this market, for an innovative product, that's high praise.

It is quite accurate - I measured it against the monitors used in my cardiac rehab and it was never more than a beat or two off. That's good enough for everything I would use it for.

The battery life is solid, even surprising, and the innovative charger will make you smile when you use it.

If you don't like halter monitors, don't need a LOT of bells and whistles, and don't want to have a lot of setup, I recommend this Mio Alpha without hesitation.

Will Carroll
Lead Writer forSports Medicine
Bleacher Report
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