New heart rate transmitter with Bluetooth® wireless technology introduced

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Polar has introduced the Polar WearLink®+ transmitter with Bluetooth® wireless technology, which adds heart rate to mobile training applications. This new product will work initially with the Sports Tracker mobile application (sports-tracker.com), enabling its users to train with heart rate and get more out of their sessions. At a later date, use of this new WearLink+ transmitter will expand to cover other third party mobile applications.

This exciting new piece of equipment is worn comfortably round the chest and is designed to be compatible with third party mobile applications through licensing. The new WearLink+ transmitter transfers heart rate wirelessly via Bluetooth to the Sports Tracker mobile application. With the free Sports Tracker application, compatible mobile phones become full-featured GPS sports computers, keeping track of everything from calories burned while running to average cycling speed over altitude.

The new WearLink+ transmitter will improve the training experience of sports trackers, helping them to understand how hard they are working in any given workout. This allows them to train at the desired intensity to get the effect they’re looking for and, after training, share their workout and analyze it in more detail than ever before in the Sports Tracker web service. WearLink+ transmitters using Bluetooth technology are not compatible with the current range of Polar training computers, making them exclusive for mobile applications only.

The WearLink+ transmitter with Bluetooth wireless technology will be available from July, 2010 as a Polar accessory set with a user manual at the Sports Tracker web shop as the first retail channel. Later on, the new WearLink+ transmitter will become available for other mobile applications and at other retail channels.