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Which Heart Rate Monitors work with Revoola
The answer is that Revoola will work with pretty much any wearable/heart rate monitor available today.
Revoola runs on iOS iPhones and Ipads and Android smartphones and tablets, and it will connect directly and work with any open Bluetooth 4.0 or higher heart rate monitor. Originally this meant chest straps and wrist/armbands such as Wahoo and Coospo products.
For Apple users, the Apple watch makes a great and easy to use heart rate monitor, and will operate as either a heartrate monitor connected to you Iphone or standalone as a heartrate monitor, which can then sync post your exercise activity. (allowing for monitoring eg during swimming or a 5-aside game of football, etc.)
In more recent times many of the smart watch makers are now able to re broadcast heart rate over blue tooth, so apps running on smart phones can see the heartrate in realtime.
Smartwatches that have been targeted at the Android user and that are based on WearOS can broadcast heartrate in the same manner as described for Samsung Galaxy watches, by using the Heart for Bluetooth app.
Manufacturers of supported smart watches and heart rate straps are listed below, but you should always check the specific of your device with your manufacturers specifications.
As of the latest iOS and Android release, Revoola will now record all activity in Revoola that is created with a third party app that is already set to sync with Apple Health, or Google Fit or Samsung Health. (For google fit and Samsung Heath, you will need to install and give permissions to (google) Health Connect, the app will help you do this automatically.
For example if your Garmin watch is saving exercise sessions to Apple Health or Google Fit and Samsung Health you will be able to see these in Revoola. Activities created outside of Revoola and then imported into Revoola do now have an effort calculation.
- Cardio Sport
- Google Pixel Watch
- HuaWei Watch GT2
- Lion Heart
- OTbeat (Orange Theory)
Samsung Galaxy Watches
Samsung Galaxy watches have been able to broadcast heart rate via BLE since the first galaxy watch, however earlier watches not oswear based are quite fiddly to configure, requiring 3rd party app, that is difficult to setup.
All Samsung Galaxy watches from 4 onwards are based on wearos and using Heart for Bluetooth app, should work relatively easily.
How to connect your Samsung Watch to Revoola
1. On your Samsung Galaxy 4 (or above), goto google playstore
2. Search for Heart for Bluetooth app, install
3. Note if using Galaxy 4 set your display to always on to stop hr broadcasting from going to sleep
4. Start the Heart for Bluetooth app.
5. Done! Now your watch will appear as a heart rate monitor in Revoola
Connecting your Samsung Watch to Revoola
1. Check bluetooth is enabled on both your watch and phone
2. Open the Revoola app on your mobile device
3. Start a class or Your way.
4. The app will automatically pick up your Samsung watch – you will see your heart rate appear on the watch and the Revoola app
5. Close the Heart for Bluetooth app on your watch after you have completed your session to preserve battery usage
The Wellness app on Fossil Gen 6 touchscreen smartwatch allows you to sync with fitness trackers like Peloton, Revoola, Mirror, LifeFitness, Precor, Wahoo, Garmin, and TrainerRoad while you’re working out. The watch appears in the apps for these items as a Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and automatically streams the user’s heart rate data over Bluetooth. However, the companion phone needs to be an Android in order to use this feature. You can thus check out our Gen 6 touchscreen smartwatch to evaluate if it works for your health tracking purposes.
All current models Coros watches as at 2023 Feb
- COROS VERTIX 2
- COROS APEX 2 and Variants
- COROS Pace 2
- Ignite 2
- Ignite 3
- Vantage M2
- Grit X
- Grit X Pro
- Vantage V2
- Pacer Pro.
Garmin Heart Rate Straps That Broadcast Data via Bluetooth
- HRM-Pro Plus
- Cardio Sport TP5D
- CooSpo Heart Rate Monitor
- Dash Heart Rate Monitor (Chest Strap)
- EZON Heart Rate Monitor
- Lion Heart (F45)
- Moov HR Burn
- MyZone Mz3
- OTbeat core , flex and burn(Orange Theory)
- Polar H10
- SHANREN Beat 20 Heart Rate Monitor
- Suunto, Sports Tracker
- Tacx Heart Rate Belt
- TicWatch E2/S2
- TicWatch Pro 3
- TomTom Heart Rate Monitor
- UDOARTS HRM with Pedometer
- Wahoo Tickr and Tickr X
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How do I challenge a friend?
There are 2 ways to challenge a friend on Revoola. You can do a Body class or Your Way session simultaneously from any location at anytime using the <Challenge function which appears after you select any Body class or Your Way session. Alternatively, you can send a post session challenge after you have completed a Body class or Your Way session by selecting the <Challenge function from the results page in your Feed. So when you are feeling confident send your first challenge…it’s just for fun!
How do I Schedule a class for a group or my friends?
It takes less than a minute in Revoola to schedule a class for one of your groups or your friends. Simply select the Body class you want to schedule and then click the >Schedule icon, select the time and date for the class followed by the groups or individuals you want to invite. Everyone selected will receive a notification to invite them to join the class. You can then do the class together from any location. The class will also be added to your calendar. It couldn’t be easier.
How do I Schedule a Walk, Run or Ride with my friends or groups?
To schedule a ‘Your Way’ Walk, Run, or Ride session; Choose one of the Your Way activities from the Start menu and select >Schedule. Then choose a suitable goal, either time or effort, for example a 1 hour walk, Select >Go and decide when the event is going to happen. Finally, select your friends or groups and they will receive an In App notification inviting them to join your event. This can be completed anywhere in the world, but simultaneously, of course. The event will automatically be added to your calendar.
If I want to leave Revoola can I delete my data and account?
Obviously we are sad to see you go, but if you would like to leave, sign into your account just fill out the following form and we will remove your user account and data. If you do choose to do this we cannot reinstate your old data if you subsequently choose to rejoin.