Wahoo has updated its TICKR and TICKR X heart rate monitors, giving them a new look and updated firmware that enhances their connectivity, power, and comfort with a slimmer shape and integrated strap design that weighs just 48 grams (1.7 ounces) for the pod and strap together. Moreover, both TICKR and TICKR X can now simultaneously pair up to three Bluetooth devices in addition to ANT+ connections, while the pods’ LEDs are now at the top of the pod body so users can easily check to make sure their devices are connected and recording data. Also, Wahoo increased battery life by nearly 50%, allowing up to 500 hours of use on a single battery.
“We’ve revamped the TICKR and TICKR X to give users class-leading functionality in a design that’s effortless to use and very comfortable to wear,” said Wahoo product manager Katie DuPree. “TICKR and TICKR X redefine what you expect from a heart rate monitor by offering unmatched power, comfort, and convenience whether you’re on a quick lunch ride or running a marathon.”
Additionally, the updated TICKR X offers the ability to transmit indoor cycling cadence to the Wahoo Fitness app, while the TICKR X can now also transmit enhanced running dynamics to compatible smartwatches via ANT+, giving runners real-time access to their cadence, vertical oscillation, and ground contact time. TICKR X also offers runners a proprietary Running Smoothness score through the Wahoo Fitness app, helping to improve their efficiency and form. TICKR X can also store up to 50 hours of workout data, which will sync to a smartphone via the Wahoo Fitness app.
The TICKR will now be offered in a new Stealth colorway. The new TICKR Stealth variant will also be available as a part of ELEMNT ROAM and ELEMNT BOLT Stealth Edition Bundles.
The new TICKR ($49.99) and TICKR X ($79.99) will be available for sale on May 7.
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