MIO Alpha Heartrate Monitor


We splurged on MIO’s futuristic Alpha continuous heartrate monitor so we can track heartrate virtually anywhere…for sprints up stairs instead of using the escalator, or fast-walks to appointments. It helps enormously to encourage a moving, excercising mindset. We figure it’s way cheaper than a gym membership, it’s lightweight and really keeps you exercising daily: a tool we find worth the price. It’s also really fun to look down and see what your heartrate is; try lowering your own simply by using slow breathing and mindful meditation.

The product comes in two monochromatic versions (black on black and white on black) and features customizable alerts that go off when you hit your target rate. For those who used the more archaic chest-strap monitors, the MIO Alpha is a revelation.

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