MIO Alpha Sport Heart Monitor Reivew

Posted on May 23 2014 - 1:30am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


Want to know the hardest part of having a good cardio workout? Getting your heart rate up without it going too fast or too slow. When many people are on the path to losing weight, it isn’t something many people talk about or consider. I didn’t think about it myself until my husband explained it to me on our exercise bike, and I tried hard keeping my heart rate in the ‘safe zone’ during the tougher part of the workout. It was then that I realized that I may need to invest in a heart monitor to make sure both of us get the best workout possible as we work on losing weight. As I was researching the different monitors on the market, I was approached by MIO, who asked me to review the new MIO Alpha heart rate sports monitor. Curious and, as always, loving my tech, I knew I had to try it out!

MIO Alpha: What is It?

Want to make your workout as effective as possible? If so, we think you will love the MIO Alpha – the world’s first strapless, continuous heart rate sports watch. This monitor is designed for maximum performance while still being comfortable, giving accurate readings at even top performance speeds. With this innovative technology you no longer have to wear an uncomfortable chest strap again to properly monitor your heart during exercise. This highly accurate technology uses two light beams and an electro-optical cell to “sense” the volume of blood under the skin, which along with a sophisticated algorithm are applied to the pulse signal to give the heart’s true rhythm while exercising. As well, the MIO Alpha works with many popular iPhone apps through Bluetooth to help you properly monitor your fitness activity and calories burned. Once you have tried his awesome heart monitor, you will see why fitness experts are switching to the MIO Alpha!

MIO Alpha: Overall

I have to say that I am a bit fan of the MIO Alpha. Before having this heart monitor, I didn’t realize how easy and fun it was to get moving and monitor my workout. After a while, it starts becoming a game where you push yourself further, trying to see if you can burn more calories and keep your heart rate at a point where you know you are getting the best safe workout possible. Best of all, it is very comfortable and easy to use, allowing you to focus on what’s important – your exercise. What I have to say makes this even better is the fact that it is a watch as well, allowing you to wearing this heart monitor anywhere, even while you are out shopping and trying to make it double as some extra exercise as well. Based on our own experience using this strapless heart monitor, we are excited to give the MIO Alpha an A rating.


MIO Alpha: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome sport heart rate monitor? You can buy the MIO Alpha at many well known retailers, including Best Buy, the Apples store, Amazon.com or the Mio Global website. To see the closest retailer to you, make sure to check out the store locator available on their website.


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Miranda McCallsiter May 23, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I love these watches! they are so awesome to help with exercise.

  2. Debbie Welchert May 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    This would be so perfect for my husband. He would really like something like this and it would make a great Father’s Day gift.

  3. Christina Kelbel May 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This is very neat. It looks so stylish too.

  4. Shannon May 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    This is really nice. Thank you for your review.

  5. Ashley F May 24, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    This is great! I love that it’s just a watch and not cumbersome with a chest strap.

  6. Sarah Elyce May 24, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    This looks like a wonderful heart rate monitor. For awhile, I used an iPhone app but I don’t think it was very accurate.

  7. Cheryl Rahkonen May 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this informative review. I am trying to exercise and lose weight but I never considered my heart rate. I really need to focus on my heart rate so that my exercise is not for naught. I would love to have the MIO Alpha Sport Heart Monitor.

  8. Terri S May 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great monitor. It would be perfect for when I’m working out.

  9. Ashley May 26, 2014 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I used to associate heart heart rate monitors with gym and awfulness. I’m learning now that when used on one’s own time, they can be a powerful tool for weight loss and health.

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