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Category: Sports & Fitness
MIO Alpha by Physical Enterprises Inc
The MIO ALPHA is the word’s first continuous heart rate monitor sports watch that accurately records heart rate continuously during a workout, even at performance speeds up to 12 mph. With no uncomfortable chest strap and no need to stop and hold a fingertip to a sensor, MIO ALPHA is the only sport and fitness heart rate monitor of its kind that provides continuous, accurate heart rate readings in a sleek, comfortable, casually-styled wristwatch.ALPHA uses electro-optical sensors to detect blood volume in the wrist as it pulsates with the rhythm of the heart. An onboard motion detector and built-in noise filtration software compensate for the natural arm movement of walking or running that typically interferes with the signal in most other similar devices.