Wahoo has updated its TICKR range of heart rate monitors, with a new look and updated firmware that the brand say enhance connectivity, power, and comfort.
With a new, slimmer shape and integrated strap design, Wahoo say the latest TICKR and TICKR X are the lightest heart rate monitors available at only 48g (pod and strap together).
Both TICKR and TICKR X can now simultaneously pair up to three Bluetooth devices, in addition to ANT+ connections.
With an eye toward making TICKR easier to use, the 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.
While the devices are now smaller, Wahoo have managed to increase battery life by nearly 50%. Both the TICKR and TICKR X now allow 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."
Popular among cyclists, runners, and fitness enthusiasts, the updated TICKR X offers the ability to transmit indoor cycling cadence to the Wahoo Fitness app. 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.
The TICKR X can store up to 50 hours of workout data, which users can sync to their smartphone via the Wahoo Fitness app.
The TICKR, a pared down model with fewer features and a focus on simplicity and comfort, will now be offered in a new Stealth colourway, complementing Wahoo's distinctive white and blue color scheme.
The new TICKR Stealth variant will also be available as a part of ELEMNT ROAM and ELEMNT BOLT Stealth Edition Bundles.
The new TICKR (£39.99) and TICKR X (£64.99) are on sale now. For more information, visit wahoofitness.com.