Coros Heart Rate Monitor strap is named as one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2023

Details on the Coros HR Monitor
The Coros HR Monitor has been recognized by TIME as a Best Invention for 2023 (Image credit: Coros)

Coros launched their Coros Heart Rate Monitor back in July with what they said was a superior alternative to the traditional HR chest strap, with excellent data accuracy and comfort. The Coros HR Monitor has a fully elasticated armband and sliding buckle, giving a perfect fit and enabling a higher HR accuracy reading, as it removes interference from external light sources. It also avoids accuracy issues caused by the lack of deep tissue at the wrist when wearing the best GPS smartwatches.

Coros makes a variety of GPS sports wearables and training software including the Coros Vertex 2 smartwatch aimed to challenge the likes of the Garmin Fenix and Epix in the best cycling smartwatch category, and their Heart Rate Monitor has been now been recognized as a TIME Best Invention of 2023

Details on the Coros HR Monitor

Coros says their HR Monitor with its elasticated armband and sliding buckle will give a perfect fit (Image credit: Coros)

Lewis Wu, CEO and Co-founder of Coros, said "We are thrilled and honored that the Coros Heart Rate Monitor has been recognized as a TIME Best Invention for 2023. This accolade not only acknowledges our relentless pursuit of excellence in the field of fitness technology but also reaffirms our commitment to empowering individuals to reach their peak performance. We are excited to continue innovating and providing cutting-edge solutions for fitness enthusiasts worldwide."

Close up view of the Coros HRM optical sensors

The Coros HR Monitor has an impressive arsenal of tech (Image credit: Coros)

The Coros HR Monitor has an impressive arsenal of tech to back up its TIME Best Invention recognition, like the latest generation multi-channel optical sensor, which has five LED lights with four photodetectors for improved accuracy. Built-in wear detection also allows the HR Monitor to automatically power on and off based on when it is worn, enabling the user to enter an activity seamlessly and broadcast HR to up to three other Bluetooth devices simultaneously.

A durable rechargeable battery offering 38 hours of recording and 80 days in standby mode, the monitor features a comfortable fabric band and a low-profile design for seamless wear and minimal distraction during workouts. It can enable standalone use with any 3rd Party Bluetooth-supported device, including GPS watches, the best cycle computers, and mobile devices. 

The Coros Heart Rate Monitor is available now priced at $79.00 / £69.00 / €79.00 on Amazon or direct from Coros at

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm