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LAST UPDATED: November 17th, 2020

Scosche started in 1980 as a car audio consulting business based out of the garage of Roger and Scotia “Scosche” Alves. It is still family owned but has since grown to a company with over 200 employees that provides more than 4,000 consumer technology products to customers all over the world.

Scosche specializes in a number of technological and audio accessories, including fitness trackers. Its main fitness trackers are its Rhythm 24 Heart Rate Monitor, starting at $99.99, and its Rhythm + Heart Rate Monitor, starting at $79.99. 

As the Rhythm 24 is Scosche’s newest and most-advertised band, we’ll use it for comparison purposes with other fitness trackers. Read on to learn how about the features of the Rhythm 24 Heart Rate Monitor.

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The Good

  • Compatibility 
  • Accuracy
  • Waterproof
  • Battery Life
  • Memory
  • Customer Service

Compatibility

The Rhythm 24 tracker is compatible with the over 200 top fitness apps available on iPhone and Android. You can stream your fitness data from the Rhythm 24 in real time to any of these apps. 

Scosche also provides its own fitness app, Rhythm Sync, that facilitates your user experience, tracks your Rhythm 24’s battery life, checks for updates, and stores your heart rate data.

Accuracy

Scosche has patented optical sensor technology that makes the Rhythm 24 hyper accurate when it comes to monitoring and measuring heart rate for all skin tones. In fact, the band uses both green and yellow sensors, which allows for superior accuracy when compared to other trackers that use only green sensors.

Waterproof

The Rhythm 24 is both sweatproof and waterproof. It can be submerged up to 10 feet (3 meters).

Battery Life

The Rhythm 24 has a battery life of 24 hours, as its name suggests. This is about standard for the industry. Some other fitness trackers can last up to a week, but don’t offer the same features in terms of recording, accuracy, etc. Thus, a 24-hour band is fairly good in terms of tracking intense workouts and changing heart rates.

Memory

With onboard memory, the Rhythm 24 allows you to leave your mobile device at home, record your workout, and upload data to your device later. You can do this for up to 13 hours of training time.

Customer Service

Scosche offers free shipping on all domestic orders, and has a 60-day, no-hassle return policy. After that, you are still under a one-year limited warranty and have access to lifetime technological support.

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The Bad

  • Exclusively Tracks Heart Rate
  • Limited Customer Base

Exclusively Tracks Heart Rate

Whereas other brands of fitness trackers track analytics such as number of steps, distance traveled, calories burned, etc., the Rhythm 24 is built to track only your heart rate in beats per minute. 

While the Rhythm 24 is superior in its ability to track heart rate, it does lack other tracking features that might be necessary or wanted for some forms of activity.

Limited Customer Base

Scosche’s Rhythm 24 is meant for serious athletes who participate in extensive swimming, cycling, running, or working out in the gym. The band isn’t meant for those with a more casual lifestyle. It is worn on the upper arm rather than the wrist, and doesn’t function as a watch, provide the weather, or have other such features.

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The Bottom Line

For an avid athlete, the Scosche Rhythm 24 is an ideal heart rate tracker. It’s waterproof, super accurate, compatible with other fitness apps, and has plenty of memory.

If you only work out occasionally and want a fitness tracker that also keeps time and is meant to be worn all day, then the Scosche band is not for you.

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