Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor Armband

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Amazon Price: $79.95 (as of May 16, 2017 5:23 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Exercise more efficiently and burn more calories Comfortable armband precisely determines heart rate. No chest strap needed Rechargeable battery supplies up to 8 hours of exercise time Wireless workout from up to 100 ft. away from your gadget! Compatible With: iPhone 5S iPhone 5C iPhone 5 iPhone FOUR iPad mini with retina iPad mini iPad (4th gen) iPad (3rd gen) iPod touch (5th gen) Samsung Galaxy S IV The Rhythm+ Optical Heart Rate screen's ANT+ Connection works with Garmin Forerunner, Vivo Fit, Suunto ambit 3, Viiiiva, and entirely takes the place of your heart rate monitoring chest strap. The Bluetooth 4.0 connection deals with all the popular physical fitness tracking apps such as digifit, wahoo, strava, mapmyfitness, endomondo, runkeeper, runtastic, ismoothrun, and more!

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Item model number: RTHM1.9BL

Customer Reviews

Works very well, excellent product

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 26, 2016
By D. Gay
I lost my new Wahoo HR monitor and decided to try this one. Read about it on DC Rainmaker . Com. He seemed to like it and his write up was pretty convincing. It paired seamlessly with my Garmin 610, Garmin Edge 500 as well as with my ANT+ Stick I use for TrainerRoad. I don’t have anything to compare it with, but I have seen no drop outs. Initially when I paired it with my 610, it was reading a high heart rate but it settled in and appeared pretty accurate otherwise after reviewing the data post work out. It’s comfortable and unobtrusive. I tried using it in the bicep area as DC Rainmaker had been using it, but I think my bicep gets in the way. It otherwise works great on the forearm. I’ve used it to run and cycle and it doesn’t seem to get in the way of any clothing on the run or the arm-rests on my Tri-Bike. Recharging is mindless (unless you forget, of course). It came with two straps, a short and long one. I had to use the long one on my forearm. As it stands, I’d certainly recommend this for training. Haven’t used it in a race yet but that is to come soon.

Good product that works well

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 19, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Generally does a great job and is very impressive for the price. Can be a bit weak maintaining signal at high heart rates when doing rigorous arm movements, such as high impact cardio.

Highly recommended

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 19, 2016
By Kirk Wrzesien
I was on the fence with getting a new HR product – I really wanted a dual ANT+/BT sensor that would work with both Zwift (PC) and my iPhone in any situation – even in the future if I get a Garmin Edge. This one does that and it is also very comfortable, easy to reach/check/adjust if necessary and is otherwise pretty unobtrusive. It goes on the upper forearm, just below the elbow is best, and should be pretty tight. It’s best if the sensor part is point away from the body as it seems to get the best readings for me from that position. It uses a light bounced against your skin to check your heart rate but it doesn’t use EKG – I have a lot of body hair and it seems to work great when some other products have struggled. I continually broadcasts in both ANT+ and BlueTooth so any device can be trained to pick it up, I run Cyclemeter on my iPhone and Zwift on my PC at the same time, works like a charm. And no more struggling with chest straps, how many times did I forget to put those on before I got dressed? Glad dcrainmaker recommended it, I will to.

If you’ve been thinking about adding an HRM this is a strong contender

One person found this helpful.
 on April 24, 2015
By Bert Whetstone
Outside of the heart rate grips on equipment at my gym I’ve never used a HRM before, but I do a lot of cycling and wanted to add one to my rides. I did not like the idea of the chest strap because it seems like it would be uncomfortable, so I got this. I’ve put about 100 miles on it so far and couldn’t be happier with this type of product. Once on I don’t even feel it, and it interfaces with my Garmin Edge via ANT+ with no problems at all. It is very, very light.

very good heart rate monitor, but can be improved upon

One person found this helpful.
 on April 26, 2016
By Magnus
The good:

HR chest straps are a thing of the past!!

8 people found this helpful.
 on August 16, 2015
By Cat
I’ve had this HR band monitor for just under a month now and am super pleased with it. I don’t know how it will hold up over the long run but it seems like a very sturdy device so far. First of all, I can’t stand the chest strap. I’ve always used Polar chest straps but I find them annoying and inconvenient for a number of reasons and when the battery on the attachment piece starts to go forget it. I’m done with chest straps. Second of all, so far this armband seems accurate. I haven’t done a side by side comparison and I won’t be doing that but I often take the same routes on my bike and my heart rate with the armband matches up to what it was using the Polar chest strap. I also use the armband for indoor exercising – on the rowing machine, treadmill and stationary bike. No issues so far with accuracy. I really like how easy it is to clean the straps and get on and off in public if I want. Finally, this armband would be a great option for any people who have pectus excavatum (sternum is depressed). My son has this and heart rate monitors never work on him. He’d actually get dinged in P.E. because he couldn’t get an accurate reading. Next time he takes P.E. he will be using the armband. My only beef with this armband is that you get a tan line around on your arm if you’re exercising outdoors a lot. I prefer the tan line over having to wear a chest strap any day.

Much more convenient than a chest strap.

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 12, 2016
By Ian R. Board
First off, I love the idea – optical, not electrical pickup – so it’s immune to muscle noise, skin contact resistance. As long as it is pressed against the skin, it works really well. I had a minor issue pairing this with my smartphone (moto), but it turned out to be my own fault. Do not go into the bluetooth menu and pair it. If it is paired, “forget” it. Start up the app (runkeeper in my case), then turn on the watch. They find each other almost instantaneously. So far, walking/running, it has been really convenient – no weird skips in measurements and accurate. The upper forearm is much better than a chest strap IMO.

Good Value for the Money

One person found this helpful.
 on January 27, 2017
By Chestoozo
I purchased this optical heart rate monitor as an alternative to the Garmin monitor I had been using. After five uses, I like the ease of use and functionality the most. It appears to be as accurate, if not more so, than the Garmin in terms of consistent readings. Attaching it to my forearm or upper arm suits me well, as I was growing a bit tired of the chest strap. Battery life is ok in that it last about seven hours before requiring a charge, so if you plan to use this for all-day events, it might not last the duration of your outing. The band takes time to dry out after a workout, but that’s to be expected given the fabric. In short, I recommend this device to anyone interested in an optical monitor that doesn’t attach to your wrist.

Very pleased so far

One person found this helpful.
 on December 19, 2016
By MarkW
This does exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to be able to monitor my heart rate in real time while working out, without having to stop and push a button or wait for the rate to be calculated. I also need a large display so I don’t have to squint or put on my reading glasses to see what it says. I paired this up with the Wahoo Fitness app on my HTC and can see my heart rate at any moment with just a glance.

Works Great!

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 22, 2015
By P. J. Hauser
This product works very well. For my very first run I didn’t have it in the best location and I didn’t have it tight enough, so it wasn’t as accurate as my chest strap. But after some trial and error I found that placing it on the largest part of my forearm, just below the elbow, with a medium tightness worked very well. It works well enough that even if it does have an occasional inaccuracy here and there, the comfort level more than outweighs that when compared to a chest strap. Highly recommended!