Mio, which was one of the first companies to make a watch that could accurately measure your heart rate without an additional chest strap, has decided to downsize. They've taken the brains of the Mio Alpha, then they shrunk it and got rid of its face. What we've got left is a pulse reading wristband called the Mio Link. Good idea! Kind of.
Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days. Almost all of them count steps, estimate calories burned, and monitor your sleep. The better ones, have altimeters, so they know how much elevation your climbed during a day. Fitness trackers that monitor your heart, however, are rare. Full-sized watches, like the Mio Alpha and the Basis B1 Band do it, but there are no activity trackers available yet that can do it. Yesterday we got a look at Epson's Pulsense PS-100 band, which also track heart rates, though that's not yet available.