Any chance will Apple Watch can pair to third party heart rate chest strap

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by sugarboylovemac, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. sugarboylovemac macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2011
    Hi all,

    Do you guys think Apple Watch can pair with 3rd party heart rate chest strap?
  2. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I doubt it will natively, but through a third party app like RunKeeper I see no reason why not. Since currently the apps are tied to the iPhone, it would be connected to the iPhone anyways. However when they do allow native apps it stands to reason it should work, depending on the level of access the API gives to bluetooth devices, interesting question.
  3. cekaai macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    Why the chest strap? The watch's heart rate sensors are just as good as the chest strap according to the reviews.
  4. cbird007 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    Chest straps are usually more accurate. The internals of the device have better sensors. I'll be pairing mine during exercise.
  5. sugarboylovemac thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2011

    Coz I think chest strap is more accuracy! And it is not sure the Apple Watch is accuracy than other HRM.
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    There have been reviews that say the watch is just as accurate as a chest strap, and reviews that say it isn't, so we probably won't know until we get more people testing. One review said it could connect to a Bluetooth chest strap, and one of the guided tour videos showed a section for Bluetooth medical devices (or something like that, don't remember the exact wording) when connecting a Bluetooth headset, so I think it's pretty likely that it will work.
  7. Randy7fx macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2013
    #8 says the following (

    If you’re not able to get a consistent reading because of any of these factors, you can connect your Apple Watch wirelessly to external heart rate monitors such as Bluetooth chest straps.

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