Zephyr HxM ~ what is it?
Have you got a Blackberry ? an Android Smartphone ? or Symbian smartphone ? chances are the Zephyr BlueTooth heart rate monitor belt will work with it. This was taken from Endomondo APP website in Feb 2012 "At the moment we support Bluetooth heart rate integration on most Android, Blackberry and Symbian phones.
More specifically: Android 2.x, Blackberry, Symbian (OS series 60, vers. 9.3 rel. 3.2, 9.4 rel. 5 and Symbian^3), but we are working on integrating it on our other Endomondo Sports Tracker applications as well. (Not all Android phones that have been upgraded to OS 2.x are supported e.g. Samsung Spica is not supported)"
It is a heart rate monitor and speed and distance sensor that sends data to a mobile device via Bluetooth ® transmission. It can be used with any compatible mobile device with relevant application installed to give realtime heart rate and running spped and distance data. A list of current popular applications and platforms is shown towards the bottom of this page.
The Zephyr™ HxM integrates Smart Fabric sensor technology into fabric-based garment components, capturing high-quality data on heart rate, heart rate variability, stress, speed & distance. The Zephyr™ HxM is comfortable, robust and able to withstand extreme movement. Fabric sensors are easily incorporated into garment manufacturing processes.
The HxM has advanced DSP analysis and analogue electronics to extract crisp heart rate data and a 3 axis solid state accelerometer.
Latest update : Jan 2012 : Compatible with the Sony Ericsson Xperia S smart phone
- Heart Rate, R-R using fabric sensors
- Wireless data transfer via Bluetooth ®
- Speed, Distance and Stride count are supported options
- Compatible with new SportsTracklive APP for Android devices (click here for sample from Sportstracklive website)
- Supported ny MANY OTHER Android APPS with BLUETOOTH support.
- Compatible with the Sony Ericsson Xperia S smart phone
The product supports Bluetooth ® wireless communication, offering the versatility for a wide range of applications using mobile devices, gaming consoles and internet applications.
IMPORTANT - you may also use the POLAR BLUETOOTH HRM belt found here.
The Zephyr™ Bluetooth™ HxM opens up excellent opportunities for mobile phone or Wii-based fitness, wellness and gaming applications with the BT HxM SDK.
Current Popular Software Applications
Sportstracklive - Android application, free and paid versions
Endomondo - Android application
Run GPS (Germany) - application
Athlosoft (Switzerland) - application
Bike Dashboard (Australia) - freeware, donation appreciated
eCoach - Open Source project for Nokia N900
Zephyropen - Open Source project for HxM
NOTE - does NOT work with Runkeeper