BioLogic Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap review$69.00

Record heart rate data on your smartphone

BikeRadar score2/5Find prices on Bicycle Blue Book

The new BioLogic Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap works easily with the latest iPhone models and Android mobiles, but it burns through batteries at an unacceptably fast rate. We would only get  seven hours from each of two new CR2030 batteries we tried. This is a far cry from the 200-hour life BioLogic claims.

The promise of Bluetooth heart rate data is great: you can use your smartphone as a cycling computer with GPS, heart rate and even power information. Using the BioLogic straps with an iPhone 5 and both the Strava and Wahoo Fitness apps, we found the strap to pair quickly and reliably for a steady HR signal. 

Unfortunately, the BioLogic strap isn't very user friendly, as it requires changing batteries far too often. The body of the unit is larger than standard ANT+ heart rate straps as well.

If battery life could be improved, the BioLogic strap could be a handy way to add HR data to rides recorded on your phone. As is, however, we can't recommend this product.

BioLogic Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 183cm / 6'
  • Weight: 84kg / 185lb
  • Waist: 84cm / 33in
  • Chest: 99cm / 39in
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

Related Articles

Back to top