external heart rate monitor
While Runkeeper works with the Polar heart monitor, does anyone know of an app that will give real-time heart-rate info for indoor activity? The only way I can monitor my heart rate with this app is to start an activity that's being done outside, but this is inaccurate because I'm spinning on an exercise bike and the phone is using location data to record my steps by my location movement. I really just want something that can tell me my heart rate and maybe convert that to calories burnt. The only way I can document exercise on an exercise bike in this app is by putting it in manually and that's pretty much useless to me.
I use the RockMyRun app, which is a music app. Professional DJ's create playlists that are genre or BPM based. The app has two ways of using it. If you choose the free method, you can use any of the playlists that are 45 minutes or less. If you choose the subscription method then you can use any of the playlists no matter their length. The app does have some button-related issues but I use it just fine. It takes a bit of playing with it but it is so worth it. Because of the incredible playlists, for the first time in my life, I ran 5.8 MPH. When I started using the app, 2.5 MPH was my best. It's because of the music. Highly recommended.