Nike and Polar intro Nike+ heart rate monitor
Nike and Polar have teamed up to introduce the new Polar WearLink wireless heart rate monitor. Made to work with the Nike+iPod system, the WearLink is worn around the user’s chest and wirelessly transmits heart rate data to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, or to the Nike+ Sportband. Users can then hear spoken feedback of their beats per minute (BPM) during a Nike+iPod workout; this data can also be transferred to the nikeplus.com website. In addition, the WearLink uses 5kHz transmission technology for use with select Polar training computers. The first evidence of a Nike+ compatible heart rate monitor was found within a new Nike + iPod User Guide that was posted to Apple’s site in September 2009. The Polar WearLink will be available this month in the U.S. for $70, with Canadian and European launches to follow in July.
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