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Dec 12, 2015 – Just about everyone rides with a heart-rate monitor these days, but not everyone can tell you how to use that information. PEAR Sports calls its product a Training Intelligence Kit and consists of an app, a Bluetooth heart-rate strap and very nice headphones.
By tracking your heart rate PEAR 2.0 learns your zones and tailors your workouts to keep you in the right zone. The app has a free mode and a few free bike workouts, but to really unleash it you’ll need to buy audio workouts perfect for the trainer for 99 cents apiece.
There are multiple coaches and workouts to choose from but we tend to pick the dulcet Scottish tones of Xterra world champion Lesley Paterson.