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Connecting external heart rate monitor

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    Ichigo

    I am using a chest strap too....and it would be very useful if it is possible to connect my watch or app to my chest strap. Hope to see this in the future.

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    nathanpoulin

    I'm also using a chest HR monitor when on my WaterRower. Would be slick if it could integrate into the HealthMate app. Would also be helpful to Partner with the WaterRower app for total integration, considering the only Activity option for Rowing is actual rowing, not indoor stationary rowing.

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    whitetidings

    I Agree :)

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    whitetidings

    I Agree :)

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    theandrewsimpson

    Fully agree. Watch is far too unreliable especially at peak HR. COME ON WITHINGS! please provide polar integration or develop your own strap (i don't care). The main selling point of the HR is "Heart Rate" and it simply doesn't work

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    e.miezwinska

    I agree with others. Any plans for that?

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    abnawrocka

    Agree

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    romaric.parmentier

    +1

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    shane.malone

    Yes, I also agree. Polar integration or a strap please.

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    derekitpro

    This is the only reason I haven't moved out of the POLAR ecosystem. I have a minor heart condition that requires somewhat accurate heartrate monitoring. The problem is my blood pools in my legs and I get poor circulation in my arms when this occurs. Not sure why a drop in blood pressure affects the rate when read on my wrist but I have confirmed this using multiple wrist-based monitors against a chest strap and a medical professional checking my pulse. Meaning, for the exact purpose I need to monitor my heart rate, wrist-based monitors actually show wildly inaccurate low results. 

    Bottom line, if Withings figured out how to connect to a reliable chest strap I'd fully buy into the Withings ecosystem. 

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    hpcolas

    I purchased the Withings watch just after suffering a heart attack, in hopes that it would accurately show me my heart rate when at rest and exercising.  Unfortunately, it isn't always accurate.  I now purchased a Polar H9 chest strap heart monitor and would love to synch the two together.  Grateful if Withings could provide this as an additional option.

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    fingernose

    I agree. I have polar strap and it should be excellent if it can communicate with your environment.

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