Bluetooth technology has made a lot of things easier! Connecting no longer requires wires and opens up the door to many possibilities. I am a big fan of convenience and definitely appreciate what Bluetooth technology offers!
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Beets BLU offers a variety of electronics with Bluetooth Smart support. Their products use a modern communication protocol Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0) and work directly with most smartphones (iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 and later, Android 4.3 and later with Bluetooth 4.0).
For my review I received the Wireless Heart Rate Monitor and Wireless Key Finder.
Bluetooth Technology – Wireless Heart Rate Monitor Review
The Beets BLU Wireless Heart Rate Monitor includes the Pod and Strap. It is used simply by snapping the Pod onto the Strap. The adjustable Strap is made of an elastic material. I adjust it to a comfortable length ensuring the electrodes are against my skin. As with many heart rate monitors, it is recommended to wet the electrodes before putting it on. It is definitely helpful.
What I found most unique about this wireless heart rate monitor is that it doesn’t require its own app. I have tried a few heart rate monitors and most of them required their own app and only worked with that app. This wireless heart rate monitor is compatible with many different health and fitness apps (over 35!). The device is paired within the application.
I have my wireless heart rate monitor paired with the MapMyFitness App. It was extremely easy to pair. The strap is easy to adjust and comfortable. The snaps are a little tough for me, though. It usually takes multiple attempts for me to get it snapped completely. It works well, and I never need to turn it on and off as it automatically goes into sleep mode after it loses contact with the skin. I continue using it regularly with no issues and love that I have a quick and easy option to monitor my heart rate.
Bluetooth Technology – Wireless Key Finder
I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing stuff. The Beets BLU Wireless Key Finder is helpful for more than just keys! You can track any valuables within 33 feet. You can also attach it to wallets, bags, cameras, etc. It uses the sonar function of the PagerTag app to send an alarm.
After installing the PagerTag App (which I found easily in the iOS App Store) I paired it with the wireless key finder. Pairing it actually sets up an encrypted channel between the phone and device. So only your phone will have access to it. This also makes it impossible to pair it with another smart phone, though it can be reset when needed. The app is easy to find and install, but it took me a bit of time playing around with it to figure out exactly how to use it.
Once I got the hang of how to use it, though, it surely does come in handy! The alarm is loud and clear. If you happen to be out of range, you can set up an out of range alarm. It has a variety of features and options. Again, it took me quite a bit of time navigating the app to get the settings I thought were best. I love that is has so many options! This is definitely a gadget that makes things much easier!