One iPad – 40 Hearts

Occasionally a mobile app comes out that takes things to a whole new level, often making something we could of only ever dreamed of a complete reality. Introducing the new ‘Polar Team‘ iPad app that makes it possible to live track up to 40 Heart Rates via a single iPad device and your devices bluetooth connection.

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Once a user has installed the FREE ‘Polar Team’ app and connected a Polar H7 Heart Rate monitor you can begin tracking the LIVE Heart Rate metrics directly from your iPad. See it in action in the video demonstration below

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As you can see the information gathered from with the app is simply incredible, making it a powerful addition to any practical or theoretical PE Classroom. The app allows coaches and trainers of any indoor sports team to see exactly how hard each team member is working. This allows you to coach each of them individually, in real time.

It also provides information to see who is tiring, who needs to work on their fitness, and who may have energy left in the tank. To make use of the Polar Team App, you’ll need an iPad and a Polar H7 heart rate sensor for each player. I highly recommend grabbing the sensors via the Polar Shop Website, who are shipping these worldwide to PE Teachers at the cheapest prices. My school was lucky enough to buy a 10 pack, but they are also available in packs of 20 and 30.

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I cannot wait to make use of the app within my senior PE classroom next year when they are busy learning about the acute responses to Physical Activity, with incredible links to the energy systems also bound to benefit immensely with the extra information.  How could make use of this setup in your classroom?

 

2 thoughts on “One iPad – 40 Hearts”

  1. Hi PE Geeks,

    Loving the look of this app and the monitors. My school are considering buying some in for our senior classes. I was wondering, you say the range is about 60m and is designed mainly for indoors, should you wish to use this at greater distance and you lose signal with the monitor, does it automatically connect when back in range or would you have to sync it all over again?

    Thanks for the info.

    Scotland

  2. We have had great success with the app used outdoors. The range is dependent upon the environment. If you are in open fields, it will be 60-66 m from the iPad. If there are buildings around the Bluetooth signal can bounce off them and back to the iPad, thus increasing your range. Data is not collected when they are out of range, but they automatically sync back in. I have even put my iPad in my back pack and picked up my family’s bike rides.

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