Heartbeatz connect app must be used with the heartbeatz device purchased at https://store.npe-inc.com. Heartbeatz broadcasts heart rate data measured by the Apple Watch® to any ANT+ receiver such as Peloton® bikes, Garmin head units and treadmills.
Heartbeatz setup is simple; mount heartbeatz to your bike or treadmill, start the heartbeatz connect app and pair to heartbeatz. Bikes and treadmills using proximity awareness will automatically associate with heartbeatz. Once associated, exercisers can start their workout and the bike or treadmill will display the heart rate data measured by the Apple Watch® in real-time.
By using Apple Health to record your workouts you can close your rings and have your heart rate data show up on your Peloton, Garmin, Heart Zones or in front of you on any treadmill or rowing machine supporting ANT+ heart rate monitors.
With a heartbeatz connected to your watch, you can also use your phone to broadcast BLE heart rate. This can be used if your bike or treadmill does not support ANT+.
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Ratings and Reviews
It’s a good attempt to bypass Apple’s restrictive policies when it comes to 3rd party apps. Unfortunately, you have to jump through a few hoops to get it to work. You have to close out all other apps that monitor heart rate. And it takes a couple restarts to get the app to actually start working properly. My biggest gripe, however, is that Apple’s heart rate app doesn’t work unless I remove the heartbeatz app. One plus side is that spoke to a real person sans an indecipherable accent for technical support. In sum, the app works well once you force it to work.
Significant Usability Downgrade from Previous Version
I use this watch app almost every day and previously rated it five stars. I'm now rating it two stars. The latest app update continues to function fine, but the first watch screen no longer shows the information most needed by runners on the treadmill. Specifically, the first screen now shows the time, BPM, active cal, and total cal. The second screen shows the total mi, mph, pace, and percentage incline. Please make sure that, when selecting the Indoor Run workout option, the screens are either configurable via the phone app or ensure that the first screen shows total time, total mileage, mph, and optionally BPM. The other items can be moved to later screens. Also, lower priority, please make the two buttons pressed simultaneously function as pause just as the Apple Workout watch app does.
Unstable and unusable
I spent $100 on their RUNN treadmill sensor but this terrible app is so unstable it is not usable with it. Don’t know why they took an app for a different piece of hardware and used it but it shows. It has never worked right. Example: Latest update for I watch os8 broke the app again. I purchased the RUNN treadmill sensor to use on my incline treadmill to get accurate distance and elevation change. The latest version no longer shows how much total I have climbed nor does it report it to Apple fitness for tracking. At first NPE customer service wouldn’t even believe that there was a new version until I sent a snapshot of the App Store, then finally they admitted they broke it, again. Do not waste your time with this app or purchase the RUNN box. The RUNN concept is great just not the execution in this app which has never worked right with it.
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