OnBeat let’s your members and athletes use whatever heart rate monitor they want. There is no proprietary monitor that is required.
Yes! We are compatible with Polar heart rate monitors 🙂
Wahoo TICKR and Scosche Rhythm+
We stock the Wahoo TICKR and Scosche Rhythm+, so gyms can easily purchase at bulk discounts and resell them. We highly recommend these monitors, support them and test new features with these monitors — they are guaranteed to work with OnBeat. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about purchasing Wahoo and Scosche products. Purchases are typically shipped same day.
Bluetooth and ANT+
There are two signals that heart rate monitors send out — Bluetooth and ANT+. Depending on the manufacturer, some only send a Bluetooth signal (eg. Polar) and some only send an ANT+ signal (eg. Garmin).
The Wahoo TICKR and Scosch Rhythm+ are dual signal because they send both a Bluetooth and ANT+ signal.
The iPad and iPhone only have Bluetooth hardware, meaning they can’t connect to ANT+ only monitors without additional hardware. To connect to ANT+ monitors you must purchase our WiFi Bridge (antenna), which receives the heart rate data and sends it to the iPad/iPhone over your WiFi. Contact email@example.com to learn more about purchasing the ANT+ antenna.
This link provides a list of over 75 ANT+ monitors that are compatible with OnBeat. All ANT+ monitors will work with OnBeat, so contact us if you don’t see your monitor on the list.
Most Garmin smartwatches such as the Fenix, Vivosmart and Vivoactive broadcast an ANT+ signal which is compatible with OnBeat using our antenna (sold separately). To enable ANT+ broadcasting in the watch, to Settings > Sensors or Heart Rate > Broadcasting > Select OK.
FitBit and Apple Watch
OnBeat does not currently work with FitBit or Apple Watch. The FitBit does not allow third party apps to receive real-time heart rate data. The Apple Watch is only able to connect to a person’s personal phone. If this changes, we will be sure to integrate with them.