Routie now has built-in heart rate monitoring support! I was reluctant at first, because I wasn’t sure if it fits into the overall vision where I want to go with Routie, but after giving it more thought and after numerous people requesting HR monitoring over time, I decided it really makes sense for Routie to fill in this gap. And I am really glad I did, because it works great and after all the testing I did, even I now take the HR monitor with me every time when I go cycling.
In plain points, heart rate monitoring in Routie 2.6 has the following features:
- Pair with your favourite Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor.
- See current heart rate during your workout.
- Explore interactive graph of your heart rate after workout.
- See average and max heart rate in route details.
- ★ Works with Pebble! See your current heart rate on your Pebble watch.
You can get the update on the App Store here. I’ve really put in a lot of effort and testing to make the whole pairing and monitoring experience a seamless one, but if you find something that’s not working as it should, please send me an email at support [at] routieapp.com. If you like the update, please take a moment and give it a comment on the App Store, it really helps a lot!
Now, I would like to thank all the people who have been requesting the heart rate monitoring feature and those who helped me along the way. Specifically, I would like to thank Karel Brudný and Radek Šustek – your valuable suggestions, perspective and testing made it much better than it would have been otherwise!