Press Release: Wahoo Introduces New Range of A Heart Rate Monitor That Measures Running Form

TICKR X analyzes body motion and impact shocks to improve any athlete’s form and efficiency – and more

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(Singapore – Aug 2015) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in fitness apps and products that take advantage of the power of smartphones, has introduced the ultimate workout tracker that captures both motion and intensity with a memory overview in Singapore. Called the TICKR X, Wahoo’s new heart rate monitor pairs seamlessly with iOS and Android smartphones and other fitness devices.

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Similar to its predecessor models TICKR and TICKR Run, TICKR X tracks heart rate and calories burned in real-time and provides data on stride rate. TICKR X measures runners’ vertical oscillation and ground contact time, which gives any runner a 360o perspective on their running form and what can be improved to achieve a higher efficiency. In case of rainy days or when you’re simply lazy to head outdoors, TICKR X also features a Treadmill Mode for capturing speed and distance data from treadmill workouts, and is also able to measure indoor cycling cadence (i.e. pedaling rate).

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What sets the TICKR X apart from its TICKR and TICKR Run is its built-in memory, motion analytics, rapid double tap control and vibration alerts. The built-in memory, in particular, is a key feature of the TICKR X. With it, you are able to record up to 16 hours of key workout data to auto-sync with the Wahoo Fitness app on your phone later, which is perfect for activities where you can’t have your phone on hand, such as during swimming, or even for times you want to head out for a phone-free run. One may also simply use TICKR X as their heart rate monitor and pair it with any other app or device.

On the other hand, the rapid double tap control function allows the user to add markers for specific points throughout their workout. It also allows users to control app functions such as music playback and laps when TICKR X is connected to the user’s phone.

Enabled by ANT+ and BLE (‘Bluetooth Low Energy’) technology, TICKR X easily connects with a range of smartphones and GPS watches wirelessly via Bluetooth. TICKR X can also be paired with over 50 of the most popular fitness apps including Runkeeper, Strava, MapMyFitness and Cyclemeter/Runmeter to help runners meet their goals.

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TICKR X also works with Wahoo Fitness’ other line of products – KICKR, a smart, connected cycling trainer designed around heavy, high-intertia flywheels which are engineered to provide an ultra realistic road feel. Using TICKR X with KICKR would allow indoor cycling enthusiasts to have a realistic and power-accurate virtual training experience, with key workout data fully recorded. KICKR is currently available in Singapore for SGD$1945 at specific bike retailers. For more information on KICKR, please contact their local distributer, Leader Radio Technologies.

TICKR X: Key Features and Specifications

  • In-built memory: records up to 16 hours of data
  • Physical Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.75” x 0.5” x 1.5”
  • Weighs 8.5g without strap
  • Battery life lasts up to 12 months
  • Sweatproof (hand washable strap)
  • Water rating: IPX7 (waterproof up to 5 ft)
  • Strap length: Adjustable from 24” to 48” stretched

Pricing and Availability

TICKR X is available in Singapore from August 2015 onwards at Epicentre and Big Box for a recommended retail price of SGD$139.90.

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