Wahoo Tickr X Review – freedom to train WITHOUT your smartphone!

tickr x review

At a Glance: Quick Ratings

Heart Rate Functions


Heart Rate Accuracy


Ease of Use


Battery Life


Where To Get It

A Deep Dive Into Wahoo Tickr X

There are 3 versions of this popular Bluetooth / ANT+ heart rate monitor sensor.

  1. Wahoo Tickr (Bluetooth & ANT+)
  2. Wahoo Tickr RUN (Bluetooth & ANT+ with running dynamics data collection)
  3. Wahoo Tickr X (this one – Bluetooth & ANT+ with a built-in memory allowing freedom to train WITHOUT your smartphone)

Main Features and Functions

Wahoo Tickr X – Bluetooth & ANT+ with built-in memory

The Wahoo Tickr X has all the same functionality of the original Wahoo Tickr plus an internal memory. Having your heart rate data stored internally frees you up from your phone. Simply put the chest strap on and go and exercise .. when your finished connect the Tickr to your smartphone training app and download the HR data.

Alternative Smartphone HR sensors

Several other companies sell high quality Bluetooth heart rate monitors. The two other brands that I can recommend are the Polar H7 and the BlueLeza. The BlueLeza also transmits in BOTH Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+. This makes it popular for those who want to connect heart rate to a smartphone (iPhone/Android etc) or a Bluetooth compatible fitness watch (eg. Suunto Ambit, Polar V800 etc) or a Garmin Edge / Forerunner devices running ANT+. The Polar H7 transmits in both Bluetooth 4.0 and also Polar 5.4Khz analogue coded signal (Polar Wearlink) compatible with popular Gym equipment and older heart rate monitors from Polar like the RC3, FT2, FT4 etc.

  • Polar H7 Bluetooth 4.0 and Polar Wearlink / GymLink coded
  • BlueLeza ANT+ & Bluetooth heart rate sensor (highly recommended)
  • Polar H10 Bluetooth & T31 coded / Wearlink PLUS internal storage for one session (eg SWIM) – GOLD STANDARD heart rate sensor
  • Or something completely different – the Polar OH1 Optical Heart Rate monitor that is worn on the upper or lower arm. Accuracy & Comfort
  • Polar OH1  Armband Heart Rate Sensor – GOLD STANDARD optical heart rate sensor

Review Summary

For more details on the Wahoo Tickr range please visit the main review here. This is the Wahoo Tickr X. If you’re not interested in gathering heart rate data when training without your smartphone then please consider the original Wahoo Tickr (considerably less expensive). This version of Tickr has an internal memory so your training data can be stored locally, in the Tickr, until you download it to your phone’s fitness app.

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Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt has been a tech geek for as long as he can remember. Whether it's laptops, cameras, or projects, he's obsessed with it all. When he's not researching the latest tech products, he likes to go on long hikes with his dogs.

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