New Series 4 Optical HR monitor

Monkswhiskers

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Feb 6, 2018
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Any online info about this as yet? Wondering what improvements it might bring as I like using my watch for running. The series 3 I find isn’t too bad but with hill reps & interval type training it struggles to track the spikes/dips in hr. (as with all wrist based monitors).
If there is an improvement it is the only reason I would consider upgrading, otherwise I’ll stick with the series 3 and get a Wahoo Tickr or similar. I’m assuming the ecg has no useful function during activity tracking.
 

KarimLeVallois

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Feb 22, 2014
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Any online info about this as yet? Wondering what improvements it might bring as I like using my watch for running. The series 3 I find isn’t too bad but with hill reps & interval type training it struggles to track the spikes/dips in hr. (as with all wrist based monitors).
If there is an improvement it is the only reason I would consider upgrading, otherwise I’ll stick with the series 3 and get a Wahoo Tickr or similar. I’m assuming the ecg has no useful function during activity tracking.
Curious about this too, nobody has really said what’s improved.
 

rcarter3636

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Mar 11, 2015
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It is strange Apple decided to go with one larger sensor in the center compared to 4 sensors on previous models.
Polar Vantage M and V series to be released in November added more sensors. Some early reviews have said that the new Polar watches are highly accurate.
 
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