The Inspire HR heart rate was always with +/- 5 beats per minute (bpm) of the Fenix 5+.
That +/- 5 b
pm variation is GOOD. Very good.
Neither the Fenix nor the Inspire HR measure HR ‘non-stop’ so to speak. They read it a few times each minute. Maybe once a minute. That is to save battery life. So, there is no guarantee that they are both reading my wrist at the same time. What I did observe is that the Inspire HR always catches up to the Fenix within 30-seconds or so.
I have had (and worn) a Fenix 5(+) for nearly a year. I have checked its HR against multiple other devices: blood pressure cuffs, oximeters etc. I even got a nurse to check it last August. She was impressed. Said the Fenix 5 readings were within the range they consider ‘more than acceptable’.
I was impressed. $750 watch vs a band that costs $99.95. Just wanted to share that with you.
When I saw this on my Google News feed this morning my immediate reaction was that it was an extremely premature April Fool’s Joke. I had a chuckle (though I do not like early April Fool’s) and was ready to move on when I saw that there were multiple stories, different media outlets, about this.
The ‘Special Olympics‘! That is a pretty beloved, one could even say ‘revered’, organization.
Nothing is no longer sacred. Everything is trivialized.
But, I do know a couple of things. You do NOT mess with the disabled. They have a lot of support & clout — as they should. And, those that benefit from the ‘Special Olympics’ invariably have large circles of family, friends & followers that have VOTES — real votes. This is not be forgotten — though everybody, outside of the Trump Administration, is 110% certain that this will never fly. That Congress would not let this happen. They know where their bread is buttered.