Polar has added to its coronary heart price monitor line-up with the all-new Verity Sense.

The Polar Verity Sense strikes away from the usual EKG chest strap utilized by the present H9, H10 and OH1 units to make use of an optical sensor that’s designed to be positioned (almost) wherever on the physique.

Polar says you may connect the Verity Sense on the arm, leg and even the temple – making it extra versatile than a regular chest strap or wrist-based sensor. It additionally simply has one button to start out monitoring exercise.

It’s particularly aimed toward swimmers and may be clipped to goggles to measure coronary heart price, distance and tempo from the pinnacle.

As we’ve lengthy reported, the wrist isn’t an incredible place to measure coronary heart price – particularly when you’re bending or flexing it throughout train.

Polar launches Verity Sense – an optical HR strap you can wear (nearly) anywhere

Boxers, swimmers, Crossfitters will all endure inaccuracy and noise from the wrist, brought on by extreme motion and flexing of the joint that inhibits the sunshine sign from the optical sensor.

That’s meant the pure different has been the chest strap, however these may be uncomfortable to put on, require wetting for a very good connection and fiddling round beneath your prime.

The Verity Sense boasts 20 hours of battery life and may file 600 hours of exercise knowledge between syncs. Meaning you may exercise and not using a smartphone or sports activities watch, and obtain the information while you get again.

If you wish to pair the gadget with a wearable that’s no drawback – it helps each ANT+ and Bluetooth.

Apparent opponents are the Wahoo Tickr Fit and Scosche Rhythm+ 2 – each of which use optical sensors and may be positioned on the higher arm. Nonetheless, the Polar has swimming smarts up its sleeve.

The Polar Verity Sense is obtainable now, and prices $79.99.