Scosche has released its new Rhythm24 waterproof armband heart rate monitor, the latest in its line of health and fitness accessories. Originally unveiled at CES in January, Rhythm24 builds on the company’s earlier Rhythm+ released back in 2014, with an expanded set of features and support for variable activity modes. Rhythm24 also provides 24 hours of battery life on a single charge, and is rated IP68 so it can be used during strenuous workouts without worrying about sweat, or even when swimming. Users can configure up to five standard training modes, and there’s also support for two multi-modes designed for biathletes and triathletes. Rhythm24 can also be used without any accompanying smartphone thanks to on-board data recording, which captures not only standard heart rate data but also heart rate variability (HRV), so it can help with recovery tracking as well as simply recording calories burned.
Rhythm24 is also compatible with hundreds of popular fitness apps such as RunKeeper, Strava, and other apps that support Bluetooth Smart, and can also sync with fitness devices using ANT+ technology. Clinically validated green and yellow optical sensor technology also ensures accurate measurement across all skin tones. Rhythm24 is now available directly from Scosche’s website and other leading consumer technology and fitness retailers for $99.99; interchangeable armbands are available for $14.99 each in black, pink, blue, purple, and green.