Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Heart Rate Monitor

Rated 4.54 out of 5 based on 76 customer ratings
(76 customer reviews)

£49.99

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One heart rate monitor (HRM) strap for your training and recovery needs.

Best for:

  • Compatible with smart phones (Bluetooth Smart) and Garmin devices (ANT+)
  • Use with ithlete to measure morning HRV
  • Use during exercise with any iOS or Android app and your Garmin simultaneously

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Description

The Cardiosport FF5

This premium heart rate monitor is the perfect HRM strap to compliment the ithlete app.

Features & Benefits

  • Connects via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+
  • Compatible with iOS, Android and Garmin devices
  • Superior performance in cold weather
  • Super light weight (10g weight reduction)
  • Excellent range of 10m (30ft)+
  • Water resistant to 30m
  • Fantastic battery life

One heart rate monitor for all your training and recovery needs!

The Cardiosport FF5 transmits heart rate data via both Bluetooth Smart and ANT+. This ensures it will work seamlessly with all HRM apps on your iOS or Android and with your Garmin devices. This means you can use it to take your morning ithlete measurement and to monitor heart rate during workouts.

Great for ithlete

In order to measure heart rate variability a chest strap monitor must transmit RR intervals. The Cardiosport FF5 model was designed with this in mind and provides ECG accurate information which is why we recommend this model to ithlete users.

Performance in cold weather

The FF5 performed better in cold weather testing due to the fabric electrodes having a larger surface area in contact with the skin which is aimed at reducing connection drop outs.

Great Range and Perfect for Precision Pulse

The strap has a range of 10m (30ft) or more. Additionally, the digital connection does not suffer from interference problems which have plagued heart rate monitor straps in the past. This makes it the ideal HRM strap for using during exercise to connect to devices like Garmin, or apps like Strava.

Extensive battery life

Boasting in excess of 900 hours battery life the Cardiosport FF5 will last 3 or 4 times longer than its competitors. With average use (up to 1½ hours per day) the battery will last between 18 and 24 months. After this time the battery can be replaced easily by the user.

High quality design

This ultra-light weight HRM has a high quality soft strap is both comfortable and flexible without compromising connectivity. The electronic module is also removable leaving the strap itself suitable for washing.

The latest design has a soft fabric covering the electrode connector pads which is even better – particularly for those with sensitive skin.

Compatibility

The Cardiosport FF5 is compatible with:

  • iOS or Android devices supporting Bluetooth Smart
  • Garmin

Please Note

  • We previously sold the Cardiosport TP3D HRM strap. You can tell which you have from the colour of the strap itself, the older model is black.
  • Transmitting data via Bluetooth Smart there is no need for an ECG receiver when using this HRM strap.

76 reviews for Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Heart Rate Monitor

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Used with ipulse, great products

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    it’s O.k. most days the signal is picked up quickly by my iphone app.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works great with BikeBrain, my iPhone app I chose. Not listed for it but it was there.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works well. Better than having to take my case off my iphone in order to use the EKG receiver.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works with a variety of software on iPhone and iPad. Comfortable. Well made.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great product and very easy to use. Makes measuring HRV fast and efficient.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Links quickly to iThlete and also Sports Tracker. Comfortable to wear and definitely the way forward for combining heart rate monitoring with various apps.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cardiosport BTLE hrm arrived promptly functioning as advertised. Good experience.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easily connects and works great

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bluetooth makes it exceptionally quick and easy to use. Still not sure 100% how ithlete works! but it’s proven extremely useful managing my training programme along with the many other demands in my life

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Huge improvement. I have a Mophie on my iPhone and I is much easier to no longer have to remove the battery case. Unfortunately I just recently misplaced it or someone else did and I’m back to using the old receiver method. If it doesn’t make a reappearance soon I’ll have to make another purchase :-D. Cheers

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    It does what it says on the box :-)

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Tells me when to train light, when to train hard, and when not to train. Enables me to recover and improve my training.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connects quickly without any problems. Reliable and consistent.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just what it says on promo

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works as advertised.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Bluetooth connection works much better than the dongle.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m in the process of getting back in shape in middle-age, which means my body and I are becoming re-acquainted with “limits.” As someone who haaaaates a “whiny workout,” ithlete helps me know when I can legitimately take a day off, and the rest of the time I can go ahead and push. In short, it gives me confidence. I take three readings first thing in the morning laying flat to minimize any variability, and then I export and use excel to average the readings and plot. Then I can correlate with workouts, and in particular an elimination diet as I’m trying to control inflammation. Great work!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    It works pretty reliably with my iPhone 5. You should make it more clear that it uses an advanced Bluetooth format that older cell phones don’t have.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great product. Syncs right up to the phone automatically.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works great

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works great! Connects easily and always has a reliable connection and reading — excellent upgrade from previous need to plug receiver into iPhone which was cumbersome.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicely done.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    works every time, no fidgeting to find signal.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works fine

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    After a recent ithlete software update for android, the device seems to be working reliably for HRV measurements on Nexus 4 platforms. Looking forward to future software functionality enhancements.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    A small hiccup at the beginning. I didn’t have Android 4.3 or greater and it wouldn’t sync. After this was figured out the device works perfect. The hardware and the HRV app work perfectly. Only been for a coupe of weeks but very impressed so far. I would never have realized how stressful an argument can be in your personnel life! As of today I would highly recommend to any athlete if they are remotely serious in their training.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great product really helps with training. When to train hard, active recovery and when to rest. I tested this out and trained rpe 8/10 when it told me I should rest. About 2mile into the run I was empty even though I felt ok to begin with.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works great! Good information!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works as expected – no issues with connectivity or transmission.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Bluetooth Heart monitor works very well. Moistening the contacts is sometimes needed to achieve connection but I haven’t had any problems with it.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    The heart rate monitor is easy to put on and use. The monitor connects easily to the ithlete application and provides reliable performance.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works great. Just as advertised.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Based on the short time I have had the product it appears to work as advertised. Easy to pair with applications, and consistent in it’s readings.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sensors and connection work very accurate.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy to use. doesn’t have that stupid fabric on the polar which if it goes in the washing machine is as good as done for.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Good product

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Realy easy to use, i start using ithlete with ecg monitor and switch to bluetooth smart after changing my phone to a Galaxy S5 and appreciate the simplicity of the strap, the values stay close withe the ecg monitor so both work fine !

    Regards,

    Yannick

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    it works perfect !

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    It works as advertised. My phone (Samsung S4) quickly picks up the bluetooth signal and works perfectly.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Good signal an configuration, i use it with your ithlete iphone app to determinate the HRV every day in the morning.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have no issues at all with the Bluetooth strap. However I feel that the compatibility with the Ipad 2 or lack there of isn’t cool. I also wish the program for the android device would be a little more in depth and or user friendly like the ipad one. I had to purchase the program for both platforms

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    Seems reliable but does not always pair quickly with my iPhone 4S.

  46. Rated 4 out of 5

    Really straightforward to use. Immediate connection with ithlete app in iPad mini.

    Occasional probs with it picking up heart rate.

  47. Rated 4 out of 5

    Opted or the belt as the ithlete receiver attached to I-pad did not always pick up the signal.
    Bluetooth seems to be better in that sense.

  48. Rated 4 out of 5

    Good quality Comfortable. Works really well

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    Works very smoothly on the whole, connecting to my iPhone 5.

  50. Rated 4 out of 5

    There seemed to be issues with the first unit I received but this was replaced quickly and easily. The second unit is working well. Seems like a good quality product.

  51. Rated 4 out of 5

    Does what it says. It picks up signal with my iPad very quickly.

  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    It worked right away, thats great.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Easy to use

  54. Rated 4 out of 5

    Simple to use.

  55. Rated 4 out of 5

    A rather expensive BTLE heart-rate monitor. Not sure how it’s different from other similar devices because I get the same results whether I’m usning it or another BTLE HRM.

  56. Rated 4 out of 5

    HRV measurement in the morning provides useful information about my daily status.
    The measurement of the heart rate during a workout seems to be inaccurate or wrong.
    Wearing the chest belt during gym exercises is uncomfortable if tightened enough to prevent the belt from sliding down to the hip.

  57. Rated 4 out of 5

    seems to work. still learning how to use it best.

  58. Rated 4 out of 5

    It has been working great. The connection setup is easy and reliable. The elastic strap is comfortable to use.

    One thing that can be improved is a very simple instruction like how to attach/detach the hook and connecting HRM with other devices

  59. Rated 4 out of 5

    Product works very well and I am happy that I purchased this item

  60. Rated 4 out of 5

    I find the strap to be comfortable enough to sleep with through the night and the information it provides useful. Sometimes I’m not sure on the accuracy, or the time of the morning to proceed with the measurement though. My score has never dropped below 80, even though I’m a colleigiate student athlete – runner. I’ve only had it a few weeks though and I still like it!

  61. Rated 4 out of 5

    Useful tool for gauging optimum times to train and providing a unit of measurement for fatigue. Using it everyday and would recommend it to anyone looking to take their training professionalism to the next level.

  62. Rated 4 out of 5

    Good connectivity and easy to use. Works very well with our HRV apps.

  63. Rated 4 out of 5

    A little tricky to get on and off, but seems to do the job.

  64. Rated 4 out of 5

    Easy to use monitor

  65. Rated 4 out of 5

    Easy to use but connections problems occur during workouts.

  66. Rated 3 out of 5

    Works well most of the time.

  67. Rated 3 out of 5

    Works good. Comfortable to wear for long rides. Easily pairs with iPhone apps. Only issue is battery life. Battery that came installed lasted only 2 months. I am hoping this is not a hardware/firmware defect.

  68. Rated 3 out of 5

    It’s a heart rate monitor

  69. Rated 3 out of 5

    Very simple to use… Gives limited information

  70. Rated 3 out of 5

    it’s simple. too simple, even. i wished for more information than just numbers.

  71. Rated 2 out of 5

    Seems to work fine once connected, however, it is finicky to initially connect, often taking up to two minutes.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    All around works great never an issue. I use it with ithlete of course, my garmin, power meter and wahoo fitness. Best HR strap I have had and I have many.

  73. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Works very well, picking up a signal very quickly. Have used consistently with ithlete and also with Runkeeper, etc. also. All working perfectly (much better than experience with older earphone-jack-based solution).

    Only negative is it would be great if it could be attached to multiple handsets without having to re-attach each time so my wife could use it also – doesn’t make sense to have to purchase two chest straps, purely just to take an ithlete reading each morning.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Use with HRV app (iThlete). Comfortable, pairs with phone application reliably for the most part. I don’t use my phone for exercising, so I don’t know how it would perform during exercise.

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works as advertised.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Amazing product !!!!
    I use it everyday to track my workout progress.
    My resting heart rate is down to 57 beats per minute.
    Thank you so much Lindy for helping me.
    I highly recommend the cardio sport chest strap to track heart rate variablility.

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