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Introducing the Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor

6 September 2011 Accessories, Android, Nokia Symbian, Press Releases, Releases 101 Comments

Key features

  • Accurate real-time heart rate measurement
  • Extended connection range
  • Rechargeable
  • Comfortable premium quality textile strap
  • Android and Nokia Symbian compatible

The brand new Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor is now available for pre-order. Designed, developed and tested in Finland by your very own Team Sports Tracker (with a lot of key input from Trackers from around the world) the Sports Tracker HRM is the perfect companion for your Sports Tracker Android or Nokia Symbian app.

When developing the new Sports Tracker HRM one of the key things has been extending the connection range to make sure the belt and the sensor won’t lose connection to your phone no matter what you are up to.

Another thing we wanted to have was to be able to recharge the sensor. No need to worry about the battery running out – just plug in the sensor to the USB charger and you can always be sure that you have enough juice for that important workout :)

We are very proud of the results and hope that you will feel the same way!

To celebrate the launch we’ve got a great pre-order offer lined up for all you trackers out there. The monitor will start shipping in September and if you pre-order now you will get 10€ off + free shipping to anywhere in the world!

 

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101 Responses on “Introducing the Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor”

  1. yobihurria says:

    Desde las ultimas actualizaciones de sport-tracker tengo problemas con el HRM.
    Lo emparejo con la aplicación, perfecto, me pongo la ropa de andar en bici y ya se ha desconectado y no hay manera de que vuelva a emparejar. Eso antes no pasaba.

    Since last sport-tracker updates have problems with HRM.
    What I pair with the application, perfect, I wear clothes and riding a bike has been disconnected and no way to pair again. That did not happen before.

  2. Jose Manuel Medina says:

    hola

    utilizo la misma cinta de sports tracker xxl-6xl y con polar bluetooh las pulsaciones son correctas, pero con sports trackers ST HRM2 las medidas son erróneas, oscilan mucho, ejemplo 90 ppm luego 49 ppm. la cinta está tan fuerte que duele y sigue con errores.

    Gracias.
    Atentanente
    Jose Manuel Medina

    • Katja/ team Sports Tracker says:

      Hi Jose, sorry to hear you have a problem with the belt. Please could you contact us via support to get assistance: http://support.sports-tracker.com/customer/portal/emails/new?q=flash

      • Jose Manuel Medina says:

        Hola Katja,
        Al final, el pulsómetro HRM2 está bien. En mi caso, la correa en mi espalda tiene que estar por encima de del pulsometro para que mida bien. desde que la correa baja empieza a tener errores. Ahora, casi no me hace falta ni mojar la correa… ;D
        Atentamente
        Jose Manuel Medina

        Hi Katja,
        the end, the heart rate monitor (ST HRM2) is well. In my case, the strap on my back has to be above the heart rate monitor to measure well. since the lower belt starts getting errors. Now, I hardly even needed to wet the strap … ;D
        Attentively
        Jose Manuel Medina

        • Katja/ team Sports Tracker says:

          Glad to hear the belt works now and thanks for sharing the tip, maybe it helps others as well. Happy tracking!

  3. Pettynyt says:

    Omalla e71 kanssa yritän käyttää tätä vyötä, niin kadottaa yhteyden hetken kuluttua käynnistyksestä.

    Aluksi kesti 45min yhteys sit vaan on vähentynyt hiljalleen. Aikaa voi kulua joskus 15min joskus vähemmän. Puhelin on taskussa, niin yhteys katoaa.

    Ei näyttänyt olevan merkitystä vaikka kikkailin puhelimen lähettimen viereen niin silti kadotti signaalin.

    vituttaa.

  4. Minulla akku kestää vain puolitoista – korkeintaan 3-tuntia. Laite tuntuu siksi melko kelvottomalta. Muuten toimii ihan hyvin, mutta ladattava aina ja sen vuoksi käytettävyys on huono. N9:lle sovellus on puutellisempi, kuin Symbian 60 versiossani oli. Silloin minulla ei vielä ollut tuota vyötä. Saisiko toimivan akun tai vaihdon jostakin takuuseen, vai onko tuo huono akun kesto ominaisuus?

    • Pettynyt says:

      Samaa asiaa sadattelin juuri eilen. Käytössä on takuuvaihdettu alle 20h käytetty mittari, jota on ladattava käytännössä 1-2 tunnin käytön jälkeen. Ja lupauksethan on sanasta sanaan “Operation time on full charge: approximately 40 hours”. Vaihdon halusin samasta syystä eli vaihtamalla ei parane,

      • Katja/ team Sports Tracker says:

        Hei, olettehan tietoisia että lähetin sammuu jos sitä ei yhdistä heti sovellukseen? Eli kun on pukenut sykevyön ylleen, pitää sovellus avata ja katsoa että yhteys on muodostunut? Muuten lähetin sammuu ja se on irroitettava vyöstä vähintään puoleksi minuutiksi ennen kuin sen kiinnittää uudelleen. Voisiko kyse olla tästä teidän kohdallanne?

  5. Hardy63 says:

    Hallo Suport
    Wann kommt der Sports Tracker Heart Rate Monitor 2
    Für Windows Phon/Nokia 820

  6. Charlie {USA West Coast} says:

    I pre-ordered the new Heart Rate Monitor over a month ago! Can you tell me when I might expect delivery?

  7. summervogel says:

    I’m using the BT sensor since release in September 2011, great with my Old school Nokia N97. Great tool, thank You!

  8. Jay says:

    Please organise the HRM for i phone too.

    • Katja/ team Sports Tracker says:

      Yes we’re working on a solution. Stay tuned, more news to follow soon..

  9. Tuomas says:

    Hi,

    iPhone support is definitely needed. It seems a bit strange that the first phone on the front page of ST as well as most of the pics of the app is with iPhone and then this great enhancement is not published for the device. Hope you can work on it fast! (I’m guessing it’s not that easy with Apple? :D )

    -TM

  10. Ggnickar says:

    Hi. I would really be interested in the heart rate monitor. When will it be available for iPhone? Brgds niclas

    • koldex says:

      I have a same question as I assume many other people as well. IPhone support is a must!

  11. nick says:

    Hello, When is the bleutooth polar function for the windows phone availible? Is nokia working on that?

    Wanneer is de bleutooth functie voor de windows telefoon beschikbaar. Komt die wel?

  12. Mario says:

    ant+ por favor, incluyan las dos opciones, bluetooth y ant+

    • Markus says:

      The competition (hint: their name starts with the letter E) has ANT+ support. You really should too. Sony makes ANT+ equipped sportsphones, my Nokia N8 is going to be replaced with one of those eventually. This makes just too much sense, especially for bicycling.

      • francois says:

        Ant+ would be such a big win for this app. Using a garmin soft strap on endomondo. Would do the switch in a blink on an eye if ant devices are supported on this. For now keeping the app installed, waiting for that release to take my android 4.3 s4 to the next level at training

  13. nima says:

    can i use this to another app in android device?
    ex. use endomondo with Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor?!!

  14. Marek says:

    Hi,
    my question is – whether the newest HRM has been tested with Nokia E72. If so, have there been any problems with connection or working.
    I will be greatful for your reply.

  15. Martin says:

    Hello Jussi, is there any estimated date on when this monitor will be available to Mexico? :)

    Thanks, keep up the good work!

  16. DimitrisF says:

    Hi, I have a nokia 5230. I can pair the HRM with the phone through the bluetooth settings but and i am unable to connect the HRM with the sports tracker application. please help. thanks in advance

  17. Ivo Tobaldini says:

    Hi!
    – I’m thinking to buy the ST HRM. I have a Nokia N8.
    Are the problems between N8 and the HRM solved?
    – How many days to ship it to Italy more or less?
    Thanks,
    Ivo

  18. Dear sirs,

    Can I buy the heart monitor for my iphone 4 where I have the Sports Tracker installed.

    Thank you

  19. Jose Antonio says:

    It is unfortunate that persist in refusing to allow users who have heart rate monitor with ANT + technology can link our phones with these keys, since this way I personally undertake to continue using the app my tracks in addition to free allows me to link the heart rate monitor and then download the file so you can import into any program that I like. It is more cumbersome but free.

  20. Jose Antonio says:

    Es una lástima que ustedes se nieguen a desarrollar la compatibilidad con el sistema Ant +, a la hora de poder enlazar la aplicación con un pulsómetro que emplee esa tecnología, puesto que ese paso les haría ser con diferencia los mejores en el campo de aplicaciones deportivas para movil. Tendré que seguir empleando my tracks, puesto que sí me deja enlazar con mi pulsómetro y es una aplicación también gratuita.

  21. Phil M says:

    I am looking for a solution for using the HRM with the Driod Samsung Charge phone. My monitor seems to only work for about a minutes and then it quits. I’ve tried everything that has been suggested on this site.

  22. Dave says:

    When will the Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor be back in stock ?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Dave!

      It is in stock – we are having some trouble with our e-commerce software as it keeps on changing the belt to be out of stock. Go ahead and order :)

      – Jussi / Team ST

  23. Oscar says:

    Hello.

    Is it works whit other programs like Endomondo or only with Sports Tracker?
    If it work with Endomondo too, can I use this two programs at the same time with my heart rate register?

    Thanks

    • Karl says:

      Sadly, I can’t pair ST heartrate belt with endomondo. And considering that they are competitors they won’t answer questions considering compatiblity or it is just excluded. The problem I actually have is that endomondo and Sports tracker never show the same distance. There is sometimes almost 2 km difference between those two just on 10 km track and I considering endomondo more accurate.

  24. ananas says:

    I bought the Sports Tracker Bluetooth Heart Rate from you. There is no belt size on the listing. Is this one-size fits all? It will fit on anybody? Thank you.

  25. Erwin Montes says:

    So… I got no response… then I will have to buy the Zephyr model or another HRM that I can import to México.

    Greetings.

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Erwin!

      Sorry for not replying earlier. We don’t yet have the required official approvals for the ST HRM in Mexico. So we are not allowed to sell it to Mexico at this time unfortunately.

      Hopefully this will change in the near future!

      – Jussi / Team ST

  26. Nick says:

    I got my HRM a couple of days ago and i’m extremely disappointed with it.

    I’m not sure if the battery is at fault or something else but I usually have to recharge it before each use and that is regardless of how long it has been used the last time and the length of time between sessions.

    It sometimes takes ages for my N8 to make the connection. My phone doesn’t have any problems making any other Bluetooth connections with other devices.

    Really disappointing :(

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Nick!

      Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your HRM. Please send your contact details to feedback@sports-tracker.com and our support team will be in touch with you asap!

      – Jussi / Team ST

      • Nick says:

        Many thanks for the reply Jussi.

        Email sent :)

        All the best,

        Nick.

        P.S – I noticed further down in the comments that someone else with a Nokia N8 has connection issues with the HRM. Is this something that Sports Tracker can address with an update?

        • Jussi Solja says:

          Hi Nick!

          The team is looking in to all issues reported – we might not always be able to respond to everyone personally but we do go through all the feedback :)

          And as for the N8 issue – yes we are looking in to that as well :)

          Thanks for your patience!

          – Jussi / Team ST

  27. Arno Parviainen says:

    When do you start shipping? Please let us know. Earlier info was that beginning this week.

  28. Erwin Montes says:

    Why can’t you make shipping to Mexico? is it possible to ask for another shipping method?

  29. Denis says:

    any plans for iphone compatibility? is there a software or hardware issue with iphone?
    any change to make it happen in the future?

  30. S Insani says:

    I have requested for cancellation of my pre-order (Order No: 14236) via email to orders@sports-tracker.com but have not gotten any response. My payment was using PayPal.
    Reason for cancellation is due to the HRM incompatibility with my phone (SE Xperia X10 mini)

    My 1st email was sent on 24 Sept and a follow up email again today 27 Sept. Is the email address correct?

    Thanks

  31. torma99 says:

    Hi!

    I’d like to ask, do you know the exact date when you start shipping the HRM?Will we get some tracking numbers to follow our packets?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi!

      We will send the tracking number to everyone when the HRM ships. Expect that early next week!

      – Jussi / Team ST

      • torma99 says:

        Thank you for the answer!I can’t wait to get my hands on the HRM. :)

  32. xavier says:

    hola, me gustaria saber si se puede cambiar el idioma en el sports-tracker por que no me entero de nada. gracias

    • Fjavier61 says:

      La versión que yo uso, la 4.16 para Symbian (creo que es la última), es en castellano.
      Saludos

  33. Bruno says:

    I have already purchased the Polar Bluetooth sports Tracker compatible heart rate monitor few months ago. I am quite disappointed: After 2-3 runs, the batteries are empty or the HRM cannot connect. I have already used 3 batteries since I received it around 15 April. I do not use it that much: I run 2 or 3 times a week. I use to remove the HRM from the belt to make sure it is not working while I am not using it. Still, it suck the batteries.
    Of course, the new HRM from Sports Tracker is rechargeable and it solve this problem. However I have purchased this heart rate monitor trough sport tracker website and i am a bit circumspect to purchase once again a HRM on Sports Tracker website

    • Runner says:

      It may sound strange: it depends on the battery. Some batteries are better than other batteries.
      Sometimes I have to replace it after a few runs, others last for 15-20 runs. It helps to disconnect the holder from the strap after each run.
      I just bought some batteries. One week later: the new belt showed up…. Now I have to use my “old” belt for quite some time.

    • Spunk says:

      I have used the hrm belt since mars on about 80 trackings no problems with the battery so far but it will not allways connect to my Nokia N8 at first attempt.

    • AR2 says:

      Bruno: You are right. I tried it also. The battery lasted 2-3 times. Plus connecting w Blue Tooth was terrible. I tried really hard to make it work because I LOVE the ST website interface, but REALLY want the HR data. I tried unsnapping the HRM from the strap, taking the battery out, using different “kinds” of batteries (sorry Runner, didn’t work). I eventually got fed up with it and sent it back to Polar and went back to my Garmin device which ALWAYS automatically talks to the HRM that comes with it. Now trying to upload the .GPX file exported from my Garmin device to the ST website (which isn’t working either!) Then I saw this “new” product. I am willing to bet that the ppl at Sportstracker did NOT suddenly go out and get technical expertise on how to build an HRM. They got lots of complaints like ours, and probably worked out a deal with Polar to produce it and they just “brand” their name on it. But at this point I don’t trust buying another one of these even with the “fix” of the rechargeable battery and the promise that it can connect blue tooth at longer distances.

    • Michael says:

      I also purchased one back in April and I am very happy with mine. It locks on to SportsTracker straight away and with version 1.52 has been very reliable. Don’t think I have had one crash and I use it most days.
      I make sure I take off the sesor part after use.
      Make sure you wet the strap and do turn on bluetooth and GPS. :)

  34. Carlos says:

    Buenos dias,
    tengo un monitor de ritmo cardiaco de Garmin, y quisiera saber si es compatible con Sports Tracker para Nokia. La forma de comunicacion no es por bluetooth, es por una tecnología llamada ANT ….
    Muchas gracias

  35. rob says:

    Is the battery life of this new heart-rate monitor so bad that you are affraid to publish it?

    FYI: you won’t be getting any pre-order from me if I don’t know more about the unit.

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Rob!

      The unit is rechargeable with the USB charger that comes in the package. With one charge the unit lasts 40 hours.

      Hope that helps!

      – Jussi / Team ST

  36. Mika says:

    Will it work whit E71?

  37. torma99 says:

    Did you conducted test about how much the HRM will reduce the standby time of a phone?

    For example I have a Nokia N86 which last about 5-6 hours with STT while I can make 10-25 pictures with it. Using the HRM will significantly reduce my ability to track my workouts?

  38. carlos says:

    When Ascent will be computed by ST? As the HRM only works with ST, to me Ascent is essential.

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Total Descent / Ascent is coming in future releases – first on the web service and later in the apps. No schedule yet but soon!

      – Jussi / Team ST

  39. Detlef says:

    Would this Monitor also send Data to the Polar watch ? If not, is this feature planned ?

    • Adam says:

      That`s good question!!. I wonder does it work with Polar watches ?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi!

      The HRM works with both Android and Symbian devices running the Sports Tracker app. It does not work with other devices.

      – Jussi / Team ST

  40. Jessica says:

    Hi,

    Can you confirm that it actually works with the phone in a back pocket of shirt?

    The previous Polar for Nokia HRM you released lost connection with the phone when it was in the back pocket of my cycling jersey. That’s only like 10cm distance at most; so I am wary of buying yet another one from you guys.

  41. MontyN95 says:

    What’s the diff between this and the polar one I already have which works perfectly? What are the extra advantages and why should I buy this one?
    Thanks looking forward to your response

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi!

      The main advantages are the extended connection range between the monitor and your phone + the rechargeable battery via the USB charger that comes in the package. The sensor is also more accurate in measuring your HR.

      Hope this helps!

      – Jussi / Team ST

  42. alessandro says:

    hi,i ordered the HRM for my ST application on symbian…i live in italy,when will it be delivered?

  43. Robert says:

    Hi, I am thinking about preorder the new HRM but I read that polar has up 150 hours of battery lifetime, you say it is 40 for your HRM with built in battery, Isnt that a little bit low? What about ANT+ support?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Robert!

      The ST HRM battery is rechargeable so you don’t have to change it – just recharge it when needed :)

      – Jussi / Team ST

  44. TRV says:

    I already have a polar HRM, why would I want this?

  45. Mattoni says:

    Hello,
    I cannot find anywhere more information about size (width, height, depth) and weight the senzor. Next question is:”What does mean watter ressistent?” I guess it is not able to dive, but how deep can it go? Can You please answer me more details like this about it?

    Thanks. m.

  46. Giamaica says:

    Hi Jussi, is this device supported by all the symbian phones or only by touch ones? Could you please confirm if my nokia N78 will support HRM? Thanks for you work!

  47. Bergie says:

    How is it worn?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      The HRM belt is worn around your chest just under your breasts to get the best possible “signal” from your heart :)

      – Jussi / Team ST

  48. Fred says:

    Since the app is free, will the HRM be the source of income and hence the reason to not support ANT+ devices? Just to know if there is any idea of waiting for it. Many new smartphones comes with ANT+ support.

  49. marc says:

    Does it work with other (Android) tracking softwares, or its usage is limited to Sports Tracker?
    Thanks

  50. BFC says:

    When will one be developed for the iPhone?

  51. Toni says:

    Rechargeable HR-monitor is a HUGE advantage!

  52. Kevin Larkin says:

    Will the new Sports Tracker Bluetooth HRM still work with my RS200 HRM?

  53. Johan says:

    Hi,
    Is your new heart rate monitor a development of Polar or do you have a new technology provider?

    • Jussi Solja says:

      Hi Johan!

      The new HRM is not made by Polar.

      – Jussi / Team ST

      • Ignaz says:

        Hi Jussi, is it made by Zephyr then? The belt and the charger look similar to the ones of the Zephyr HxM. If yes, does it use the same communication protocol? That is, will it be compatible with apps that support the Zephyr HxM?

        • Jussi Solja says:

          Hi Ignaz!

          No it’s not made by Zephyr either. We have multiple component partners and the monitor, belt and the whole thing is designed and develop by our dev team here in Finland :)

          – Jussi

          • xam says:

            The cradle seems to be the same. Two leds, four gold contacts and the two snap fastener.