Wahoo Tickr Fit

I recently got myself a new heart rate monitor that will hopefully mean I actually wear it, unlike the uncomfortable, always falling down, cold when it gets wet ‘bra’ version I’ve had for years. I give you the Wahoo Tickr Fit.

This little wonder goes on your forearm (or further up, I think – there’s a longer strap for this) and works on ‘optical heart rate technology’ to find the beat. This is not a review because DC Rainmaker has done a hundred of them already, I’m sure, but I’ll just say that so far it hasn’t fallen down my arm, which was my biggest concern. It happily gives me good HR readings, too.

6 thoughts on “Wahoo Tickr Fit

  1. I may have to try something like this. I used Garmin’s HR chest strap for a number of years (two versions of it, actually) and eventually gave up, as it was so erratic for me. I perspire so heavily that I’d short it out and it would pin at something like 247 bpm; and it would sometimes react to different jerseys on different days (static charge, I’m assuming) and malfunction from that. Very frustrating!

    • Something like that happened to me the other day, but I think it might have been the cold. I had the same 250 or so max HR, which kind of messes with your average!

  2. I’ve got a few Garmin chest straps and never had a problem with then, except if I get too sweaty. For the most part, they do a pretty good job. That said, I really like the idea of getting the strap off my chest and the arm seems like a good place. Can you place it on your bicep so it’s under the sleeve of your jersey? I may have to try one of these. Thanks for sharing…..

    • The Wahoo support page I just found says that the best results will be from the forearm, just below the elbow. I was thinking the same thing about hiding it. I might change the strap and try.

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