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Wahoo Fitness Unveils All-New, Rechargeable TRACKR Heartrate Monitor

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Listen up if you’re tired of replacing batteries in your heart rate monitor. The new Wahoo TRACKR heart rate monitor will replace the TICKR and address common complaints about the previous design. 

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Wahoo TRACKR Heart Rate

The Wahoo team started from the ground up with a new design for the TRACKR. The goal was to improve the processing technology and deliver highly accurate heart rate monitoring metrics. The team also looked at some of the shortcomings of the TICKR HRM units. Reliability being a key focus as reports of TICKR monitors spontaneously not working, is on the rise. 

More Reliable

The TRACKER design team put the new unit through a gauntlet of rugged testing, taking athletes’ feedback into consideration with design features. The new unit is rated IPX7 and is equipped for rainy rides, sweaty runs, and muddy cyclocross races. 

Rechargeable 

The TRACKR heart rate monitor comes with a high-capacity, rechargeable battery that provides over 100 hours of active battery life in most conditions. The charger is a proprietary Wahoo piece, a smart magnetic connector that attaches to the base of the HRM unit.

Accuracy

Featuring an advanced detection algorithm, TRACKR provides accurate real-time heart rate data to enhance training efficiency and support optimal performance. 

New Chest Strap Design

The chest strap is a new design with comfort in mind. It includes a noninvasive side closure that allows athletes to move freely during any workout.

Plays Well With Others

With ANT+ and multi-Bluetooth connectivity, the TRACKR heart rate connects with indoor training systems and outdoor equipment. It works with Wahoo ecosystem units like the ELEMNT computers. But it also pairs easily with any GPS smartwatch or smartphone. It is compatible with Apple Watch, Zwift, STRAVA, Adidas Running, Nike Run Club, Peloton, and the Wahoo ecosystem of apps and training products.

“We are thrilled to launch the TRACKR HEART RATE monitor. Our goal was to create a device that athletes can rely on for accurate data, unmatched comfort, and seamless integration with their training ecosystems. TRACKR HEART RATE is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding athletes, providing them with the tools to optimize their training and achieve their performance goals.”

Gareth Joyce, CEO of Wahoo,

TRACKR is the first in Wahoo’s newly branded TRACKR lineup of accessories. Later this year, a range of newly designed sensors for endurance athletes will be available.  

Wahoo TRACKR Price and Availability

The Wahoo TRACKR is shipping now and is available on Wahoo.com and retailers

Pricing: $89.99, €89.99, £79.99, CAD: $119.99, AUD: $149.95, ¥10,100

For more information, check out Wahoo.com

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Grillis
Grillis
18 days ago

So this solves nothing, is harder to dispose of, shortens the life of the product, and creates more junk with a proprietary charge cable.

eric
eric
17 days ago
Reply to  Grillis

new strap design creates a more accurate readout from what I can see

Phillip
Phillip
17 days ago
Reply to  Grillis

The charging cable isn’t entirely proprietary as it is the same connection used on Shokz headphones. Tucked away in the product support page, Wahoo notes “The TRACKR HEART RATE includes a USB-C to magnetic interface charging cable, matched to the design used to charge Shokz Open-Ear headphones.” (https://support.wahoofitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/19729154216850-TRACKR-HEART-RATE-FAQ)

TypeVertigo
16 days ago
Reply to  Phillip

I can confirm this. The head of the charging cable was the very first thing that popped out of the product photos; that is the exact same connection used for the Shokz Aeropex/OpenRun models. If nothing else, that means Wahoo seems to have taken the waterproofing seriously.

Also, there are adapters available that will let you charge devices that use this magnetic interface with a USB-C cable. I have one of these I bought recently from Lazada (basically a Southeast Asian version of Amazon or Alibaba). That should lessen the worry about the proprietary charging cable.

C C
C C
16 days ago

The coin battery replacement interval is like…. annual? Yes, I’m ReAlLy tired of it but my Polar H10 is reliable and does not require a special cable.

Brent
Brent
12 days ago

100hrs battery time that is probably Wahoos HR monitor complete lifespan… jokes aside, they never made a really good product there, many dying extremely quick (when I still have a polar one that is almost 8 years old that still work like a charm).

Daniel
Daniel
11 days ago

My last wahoo product, the TICKR X lastet all of 3h of use. The hooks on the battery cover broke, without me ever touching it. On the TICKRs I had before the gromet broke from the strap after a year of use twice.

I don’t get the recharging part of the new TRACKR. There still needs to be a battery in the unit, that can be charged. Coin batteries last at least a year even with heavy use.
All they do is omit the opening of a battery cover, probably because of the disastrous design on the TICKR X.

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