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Peloton releases optical heart rate band for your arm

The long-rumored device is designed to be worn on your forearm, making it a more comfortable alternative to the chest strap monitor.

Peloton's new Heart Rate Band works with all Peloton products as well as with compatible third-party devices.

Peloton on Monday unveiled its new Heart Rate Band, a heart rate monitoring device equipped with optical sensors designed to be worn on your forearm. The device is available for purchase after rumors of the high-end exercise bike manufacturer stepping into the wearables market with an armband heart rate monitor had been circulating since last June

The Heart Rate Band retails on Peloton's website for $90, double the price of the company's existing chest strap heart rate monitor. The armband relies on optical sensors to measure your heart rate and the display features five LED lights to indicate the heart rate zone you're in during a workout. 

It connects via Bluetooth across all Peloton products, including the Peloton App, Bike, Bike+, Tread and the forthcoming Guide. You can also use it with third-party products that support standard Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor profiles, according to Peloton's press release.

The device is available in large and small sizes and is available now in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Australia.  

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