“Appcessories” is probably one of the more abrasive, yet devilishly descriptive, portmanteaus we’ve heard in recent years. But, if you’re still not sure what it means, consider the Rhythm pulse monitor from Scosche a perfect example. The forearm-mounted device is a pulse / heart rate monitor with an iOS companion app. Working with some of your phone’s inner smarts (like GPS), along with a dedicated accelerometer, the hardware / software combo logs vital data from your work out, which you can then share with the world, or enjoy broken down into detailed statistical analysis. If you’ve ever gone jogging with your iPhone, you’ll know how fiddly it can be to change music tracks on the hop, so you’ll be pleased to know the Rhythm covers that too. If this sounds like what your workout is missing, you can strap-up right away from any Apple or AT&T store (real or online) for $99, with other outlets, including Best-Buy stocking in time for Christmas.
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