Thursday, November 26, 2015

Beets Blu: Pager Tag & Heart Rate Monitor Review

Beets BLU was founded in 2012 by a group of specialists in the fields of mobile apps, fitness technologies and electronics. The company initially chose wireless sensors with Bluetooth Smart technology as its major specialization. The company’s product line consists solely of goods with advanced consumer characteristics, of high quality and without contraindications for health reasons.
All new solutions are carefully tested directly by the company’s executives, which guarantees customers the best performance of the product. A team of professionals, competent management and accurate strategy are the factors that allow the company to successfully operate in the market.

Beets BLU PagerTag

 PagerTag is a cool and simple device that keeps track of your valuables (keys, wallets, suitcase, laptop bag, backpack - whatever is tagged with PagerTag) No matter how brilliant your memory is, there are always moments when you are in a rush and can't find your belongings, like your phone or keys, or when you need to track your luggage at the airport, or you have left your bag behind.

I'll be the first to admit I'm terrible at remembering where I place things. I spend more time than I should searching for my house phone, my wallet, and especially my keys. It doesn't help at all that I have a 2 year old who is notorious for hiding my things from me and forgetting where he hid them. I've heard about devices such as PagerTag before and have always wanted to try it out. This device helps to find your valuables by sending an alarm request to the attached PagerTag using the app on your smartphone. For it to be so small, I'm surprised that the beeps are loud enough to hear within a good distance.

Usual user replaceable coin cell battery runs for almost a year with constant use. This small device used to track valuables is so small that it may be inserted into the credit card section of your wallet. 

When using the PagerTag for the first time you will see a pairing notification. The pairing procedure sets up an encrypted channel between your smartphone and the PagerTag. After you have paired the PagerTag, only the appropriate smartphone will have access to it. It's impossible to pair a PagerTag with more than one smartphone.

To reset pairing on a PagerTag, you need to remove the battery and wait for at least 1 minute or press the command button right after battery removal. After you reinsert the battery, the PagerTag will reset pairings and enter pairing mode. Pairing mode is indicated by the green indicator light flashing.

  • Detect the proximity of lost or forgotten items wirelessly
  • Alert you when your item shifts outside of a connection range (about 15 feet/5 meters)
  • Send sounds and enable an LED light to alert you
  • Save the battery life using Bluetooth Low Energy protocol
  • Save you a lot of time and anxiety
  • Can be used as Android Trusted Device for automatic screen unlock (Android 5.0 or later required)
The free application for both iOS and Samsung Android devices are easy to use. You only need a compatible device: iPhone 4S and higher or Android-based smartphone (check compatibility list). The app is simple and it's very easy to figure out how to work it, even without instructions. I simply turn on the bluetooth on my phone, and press the beeper button (on the left) on my app and can easily find my keys. After I have found them, I press the mute button (on the right).
You can buy Beets Blu PagerTag HERE for $24.95

Heart Rate Monitor
Why do I need to monitor my heart rate? Control of your heart rate is very important for your training, as it helps you to achieve your desired results. You don't need any adapter whatsoever! You will only need a compatible smartphone. The data is directly transmitted through Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, and devices supporting the feature can immediately connect to the heart rate.

Depending on the goal of your workout, you can: 

  • Strengthen your cardiovascular system
  • Increase your stamina
  • Burn fat
  • Avoid your heart beating too fast
This is especially important for those over 50 years of age or for those recuperating.
The results of your training depend on your heart rate zone. This has a lower and upper limit. If your heart rate is in the target zone, you will achieve the expected results from your training.

First, adjust the strap length so that you feel comfortable wearing the device on your body. Next, attach the device to the chest. Before using the device, ensure that the electrodes are attached firmly to both the case and the skin. The device will only work if these criteria are met. The device will start automatically as soon as the electrodes are attached to the skin. However, it will need some time to calibrate itself before stats are sent. It is advisable to wet the electrodes with either water or a special gel; in some cases, natural skin moisture may not be enough.

This device detects slight electrical impulses on the skin and uses these to work out the heart beat per minute. The strap is adjustable to almost any size, and the monitor pod is very slim. Using this device was actually very comfortable, and after a little while I forgot I was even wearing it! If the device is used properly, it should be powered by the same battery for at least a year after its first use.

For iOs devices, start a compatible application, enable 'Search for Devices', and ass Beets Blu Heart Rate Monitor. After you have attached the sensor and added it to the application, stats are sent automatically. After you use the device, just take it off. The device enters Sleep Mode automatically a while after losing contact with the skin.

See the full list of compatible devices and apps for the Beets Blu Heart Rate Monitor HERE.
Beets Blu is NOT a medical device and is intended for entertainment use only.

You can buy Beets Blu Heart Rate Monitor HERE for $39.95

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