Wearable technology is on the up, with smart watches, health monitoring devices and even smart glasses now available on the market. It wouldn’t surprise me that in the near future nearly all the items of clothing we wear will contain some form of tech. Fitness and general health devices are also increasing in popularity with products like the fitbit and Nike Fuel band and tying these in with smart phone apps means tracking your health is now easier than ever. Today I will be taking a look at a small device which monitors your heart rate and links directly to your smartphone – the Scosche Rhythm.
Founded in 1980, Scosche Industries is an award-winning innovator of consumer technology and car audio installation hardware – committed to delivering quality, value and unmatched customer service.
Scosche finds inspiration in the local lifestyle, culture, music and people. The designers and engineers at Scosche develop products that reflect a rich heritage in audio. These influences can be seen in the accessories and products that are now in the hands and vehicles of people stretched all across the globe.
It’s apparent that Scosche mainly deal with audio products so it’s interesting to see that the popularity of wearable tech has even caused companies such as this one, to branch out and try and make an impression in a soon to be crowded market.
People are becoming ever more conscious about their health and now that there is the ability to monitor what you are eating, how much exercise you have done etc. it’s no wonder that a market has appeared for wearable devices that let you see exactly what is going on with your body. The Rhythm is a small devices that straps to your upper forearm, which then proceeds to connect to your smartphone via bluetooth.
- Battery life – 6 hours
- Charge time: 2 hours
- Includes large and small armbands
- 1 year limited warranty
- Width 2.125 in, Length 2.0 in, Height 0.5 in
- Weight 0.0625 lbs.
- All iOS devices require iOS 5.1 or higher
- Smartphones with Android OS require Gingerbread 2.3.3 & higher
- Tablets with Android OS require Honeycomb 3.0 & higher
- Distance/speed/pace/maps on devices with 3G/4G/LTE network services only
- New design and upgrade of the MyTrek by Scosche
So lets take a look.