News Heart rate tracking on earbuds was probably a mistake

psyclopps

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HR tracking worked great on the Samsung Gear IconX back in 2016. I wish they kept that line, especially with the fins for stability. It was nice having the earbuds track HR so you didn't have to wear a watch or anything, you could just update the activity in the app later.
 

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Considering the best way to measure heart rate without a stethoscope or EKG, is either from the wrist, throat, or inner thigh, using earbuds is not that bright.
 

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Was there actually a demand from customers for heart rate tracking to built into earbuds or the manufacturers just ran out of audio related ideas to fill an earbud with?
 
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