A manufacturer, or atleast what we think they are called HMB-Tec has come up with a gadget.
As they describe it from HMB-Tec, “Heart rate monitor and training computer for sports and effective fitness.” – o k a y!
Well the whole idea is that
This whole device consists of a pulse-receiver and a chest strap. The pulse receiver plugs into the headphone jack of all your iphone models, the iPad and the iPod touch and will draw power from it to function.
A heart app is provided by the HMB TEC which is downloaded from the app store. The heart app works with the monitor in measuring your ECG signal and displays your heart rate in beats per minute. It also provides a visual display for the beating hear, so watch out for that straight line!
The app will also store your results so it can be analysed over a set time.
All in all it does look helpful by combining a smart phone with a heart rate device but however would you want to drain your battery can be answered on how often you use your phone. Then again it will be an issue if you decided to use the music player in the iphone or the ipod because the jack can only serve the monitor or the head phones.
If for any reason you are impressed you can get it for a price ranging from $80 to $140 US dollars.