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The Scosche myTREK App is a health and fitness application designed to work exclusively with the Scosche myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor. This award-winning app displays real-time pulse, target training zone, calories burned, distance/speed of run*, total workout time and provides voice prompts during the workout. With the Scosche myTREK App, you can manage your current and past training sessions to get the most out of your workouts.
Accurate pulse monitoring lets you assess the intensity of your workout
- TRAINING ZONE
5 color coded training zones allow you to quickly indentify when you are in the desired intensity level
- CALORIES BURNED
Observe the amount of calories burned to maintain a healthy body composition and work toward your goals
Track your actual distance and speed using the iPhone’s GPS and accelerometer technology
- WORKOUT TIME
Identify your overall workout time to help you stay motivated throughout your workout
- Based on personal health information, each workout zone is represented in a different color: Resting Zone (White), Weight Loss Zone (Green), Fitness Zone (Yellow), Performance Zone (Orange) and Red Line Zone (Red)
- Customize your training sessions by adjusting the type of activity, target training zone and type of workout all within the App
- Track your previous workout stats and overall progress with the integrated calendar feature
- Motivational voice prompts guide you through your workout and help keep you in your target training zone
- Control your music while you workout with the integrated buttons on the Scosche myTREK Wireless Pulse Monitor: volume up/down, play/pause and previous/next track
- COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Scosche myTREK App is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) running iOS 5.0 or later.
*Distance/speed on iPhone only
- Disclaimer: This is not a medical device and is intended for recreational use only. Consult a physician prior to use to determine appropriate heart rate zones. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
• Bug Fixes
Avoid at all cost ...
I thought I had figured out how to make this work, but after 3 weeks, I gave up on the MyTrek and went to an ANT+ dongle and Garmin HR sensor chest belt. My issues with the MyTrek are:
1. Unreliable HR detection. 9 out of 10 run/hikes, the MyTrek would either spike high (155+) or low (70-) all of a sudden. I usually could get it back on track by power cycling the MyTrek sensor, but not always. I also tried the un-pair/re-pair and repositioning/re-tensioning the arm belt.
2. I have had the MyTrek for all of 3 weeks and it is suppose to have a life of 5 hours when fully charged. Twice in the last two weeks, it has claimed it had a low battery after a bit more than an hour. In both cases, the device had a green light (indicating it was changed) when I took it off the USB charger cable before I left for a run/hike.
3. I have used the Digifit App also with the MyTrek sensor and when the sensor acts up, Digifit gets to the point that the mile stat announcements take a full mile to come out with painful pauses between each section …. one …….. mile …… Last time this happened, it was taking a full mile just to read out the previous mile stats.
I have had better luck in the gym, but I still get HR spikes (up or down) while I am working out.
This product really should not have come to market.
PS. This is an update to my previous premature enthusiastic review …
The biggest problem is with the heart rate arm band. Many times it cannot get the correct heart rate. I move it to a different spot and it will start reading correctly. Had the first arm band replaced as it got to the point where it would read wrong and I could not get a correct heart rate. It would read 40 or 50 beats a minutes when I checked with a different device would show 110 beats a minute. I also know that my heart rate is not 40.
The MAJOR problem is this application kills your battery. I have to kill the task when I am done exercising or it will kill my battery in a couple of hours. When you have stopped exercising and disconnected the arm band it will also make a noise (similar to when the heart rate changes scales) for no apparent reason. This has woke me up in the middle of the night before I determined it was the Mytrek app. This is another reason you have to kill the task after exercising.
If the battery killing and the random noise was fixed I would give the app a 5 star rating. The replacement arm band still does not get my heart rate correct once in a while but a simple move does fix this problem. The arm band is so much better than a chest band.
It also works well with my bluetooth headset.
Finicky but so far so good
I've been using this a solid month, and I've found a few good tips. Before you put on the arm strap, rub some water onto that part of your arm and do match its position exactly to the picture. Be sure you've calibrated and done your settings correctly first before syncing the arm monitor to the app. I make sure Bluetooth is on before turning the monitor on as well. My complaints are a few, I keep getting unknown error posting "share" workouts to twitter and it won't post. The music integration is a nice idea but not needed for ios devices. The calories burned has to be set WAY too high, burning 430+ calories in 30 minutes is unlikely.
I got this for $60, have enjoyed it, use it mostly for intervals on an elliptical and it suits that job very well.
Hope this is helpful to users and developers (feel free to reach me if there are fixes to my complaints).
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Feb 23, 2012
- Version: 1.2.3
- Size: 8.9 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Scosche Industries Inc
- © 2010 Scosche Industries Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.