“iOS developer Brad Larson has taken heart rate data from the Apple Watch and compared it to a dedicated Mio Alpha heart rate monitor he also had on during a run,” Gary Ng reports for iPhone in Canada.

“Larson was able to compare the data as he made a quick iPhone app ‘that ran a query for all recent samples and generated CSV output from that,’ which we see in the chart below,” Ng reports. “Essentially, Apple Watch performs exactly like a dedicated heart rate monitor (which costs $169) with very accurate results, by using photoplethysmography.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Spot on!

For the heavily-inked fitness fanatic, it’s still a chest strap for you.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeff.L” for the heads up.]