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.
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."
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.