I don’t own an Apple Watch, so can’t speak from personal experience.
I use a Wahoo Tickr Fit on my wrist which connects and works flawlessly every time. I can’t speak to accuracy issue on the forearm vs chest, but the feel of the chest strap is a non-starter for me. YMMV.
That’s not necessarily true as the Apple Watch is fantastic for Heart Rate accuracy. I’m a heart surgery survivor & I undergo a nuclear stress test each year at the hospital. It involves riding on a stationary bike & when I do the tests my I monitor my HR from start of the test to end on the Apple Watch to the hospitals set up and it’s always 100% accurate!
Having said that it seems that a Wahoo Tickr could be the solution to my Apple connectivity issues?
Hi Daniel. For what it’s worth, I use the Zwift Companion app on my iPhone which connects my Apple Watch Series 3 to Zwift on the Apple TV. I’m guessing it’ll do the same with the iPad.
I do have an issue though. In game, it’ll randomly drop the HR signal for a split second here and there during the ride. Sometimes it holds solid, while other times it drops a bunch (again, for just a split second), making the HR graph look like a comb. I say this just because I’m also thinking about getting a different HR monitor. But then I think, I’ve got a good, if not great one on my wrist already, and I use the Health app to track activity/calories, etc. I’m not sure why my Watch isn’t locked in 100% (or even 90%). My WiFi is fast and I’m in front of the devices I’m using. I will say the initial startup when going into a Zwift session is much better than it used to be, which I’m grateful for. The dropouts used to bug the heck out of me, now I’m just used to it. Hopefully no one else has this issue. Thankfully the power readings have been rock solid, which is great. Good luck and Ride On!
Yep, I use Apple Health and Apple Watch to track my HR throughout the day. For my own personal analysis, reward points through Vitality & also the ECG inbuilt function of the Apple Watch. I’m able to run an ECG through my watch, download the results as a PDF and email my cardiologist who reviews. Fab really.
So I think I’d always wear my Apple Watch & then maybe get a Wahoo HRM Tickr to use to connect to Zwift so I can see my HR on screen.