Heart rate monitors aren’t typically very exciting devices to review; they serve one distinct purpose. The Tickr X is a heart rate monitor with a difference, augmenting the basic heart rate measurements with a whole raft of extra features provided by an accelerometer.
There are lots of measurements that will apply to running, cycling and general fitness training, making it a versatile device offering wide appeal.
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Wahoo Fitness Tickr X – Design and setup
The Tickr X doesn’t look particularly exciting, much like all chest-worn heart rate monitors that have come before it. These devices are generally worn under a top of some kind anyway – unless you’re one of those show-off Adonis types from Wahoo Fitness’ marketing materials.
The sensor itself is made from plastic. It doesn’t feel the most hardy, but I didn’t encounter any problems with its build quality in the weeks of testing. In terms of putting it on the Tickr X simply clips into its stretchy band using button fasteners. Getting it on and ready takes seconds – and the Tickr X is also incredibly quick to start detecting.