OverviewUnlike any other heart rate monitor or exercise device, Pear Training Intelligence guides you step by step, telling you when to speed up or slow down, provides useful tips to improve your form, explains the purpose and benefits of the workout, and keeps motivating you. The most common mistake athletes make is performing almost every single workout at the same intensity. Research shows that athletes get much better results when they vary their training, doing a mix of workouts targeting a range of intensities, from low to high. With Pear, you never have to wonder "Am I pushing myself enough?" or "What do these heart rate numbers mean?" Pear eliminates these doubts by interpreting your biometrics for you, so you can focus on the workout itself.
- Adapts to you and your fitness level
- Includes goal-specific workouts: run a race, lose weight, or get fit
- Features a wide variety of workouts and training plans developed by world-class coaches
- Allows you to listen to music from your own iTunes library during your workouts
- Tracks your workout history, stats, progress, and maps your routes
- Lets you share your workouts and results with friends over Facebook and Twitter
- Works with Training-Intelligence app available free from App Store
- Sweat-resistant Pear Stride earphones prevent cables from falling out of your ear
Did you notice?Whatever type of workout you choose, Pear coaches you from start to finish, telling you exactly what to do.
Apple Recommends ForKeep motivated and stay in great shape with guidance from the heart rate monitor and the app on your iPhone or iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Pear Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor
- Pear Stride earphones
- Mfr. Part Number : HF-P000003-00
- UPC or EAN No. : 857233003076
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- Warranty : Lifetime limited
Ratings & Reviews
great device, steep price
The heart rate monitor is a bluetooth 4.0 monitor, which works great, is low powered, and accurate. The headphones feel cheap and the app is well, lack luster. If you want a HRM, then this will do the job. You're paying 70 extra for the headphones and app when comparing to other monitors. Is it worth it? probably not, unless you're looking for the coaching the app does. The app leaves more to be desired. i wish fitbit would do a BT4 HRM so i can get activity and heart info from my workoits combined …
- Written by Frank R from Emeryville
45 of 54 people found this useful
What a difference this makes
When I first got this product I didn't really know what to expect. I know I needed something to help train me and motivate me to k eep running and get in shape, but I didn't know where to start.
I guess what I like most about this App is that is really helps me stay motivated. Running is not my favorite thing to do. But having my music there and the trainer assisting me along the way makes a big difference. Now I couldn't imagine running without it. Definitely recommended for people who need a little motivation to keep going while on a run. …
- Written by Robert M from Los Angeles
29 of 31 people found this useful
this really gets me out running - if i dont have pear i dont run -
slick , simple app & great selection of workouts
earphones are the best workout earbuds i have tried - these stay put and and are so comfortable i forget they are there - sound is great to …
- Written by Simon S from San Francisco
30 of 36 people found this useful
Best customer service!!
My husband purchased my Pear for iPhone for me. I started running last fall and wanted to improve in all aspects of this exercise. Pear has changed the way I look at running. Tips and form improvement are great. It offers single workouts as well as training plans. I chose "faster 5k". iOS support is fantastic. I have had questions from changing my end date (for my plan) to heart rate monitor and response time has been 5 minutes to 1/2 hour. Incredible. Way to go Pear-keep it up- an outstanding product!! …
- Written by Leiane K from Kenosha
1 of 1 people found this useful
More than just another gadget
I'd been using a pretty decent Polar Heart Rate Monitor for a couple of years, but it had been getting a bit spotty, not reading p roperly, losing signal. It probably needed a new battery for the HRM strap. But I wasn't entirely happy with it. Plus it felt ridiculous to use one thing for my P90X workouts, then have to add another device for my runs (my Garmin).
This is where a trip to the Apple Store comes in.
I noticed the Pear Mobile Heart Rate Monitor and was immediately intrigued.
In the box is a Heart Rate Monitor and a set of Pear Stride Headphones (which are GREAT) plus a little storage bag. That's it.
From there, you download the Pear iPhone App, and you're off and running - the HRM communicates with your iPhone 4s or 5 via Bluetooth and gives you live feedback on the go.
Once you're set up, the App will walk you through a calibration run so that it can get a read on your personal heart rate zones, which will in turn help when you pick a training plan to follow. That's right, the App has a BUNCH of training programs to choose from including plans fro Matt Fitzgerald and Jenny Hadfield. Some are included, free of charge, and others are available at a fee.
So that's some of the nitty-gritty. How's it working, I hear you ask.
I love it. I really do. I like that I can use it for my P90X workouts (it has an open workout setting for non-running workouts, which is exactly what I needed) and then just plug my earphones in, pop it into my arm band and use it for a run as well - using my own music through the App.
I like the interface as well. Pear is very friendly, when you open it up it greets you with a cheery message.
Once you decide what kind of workout you'll be doing, it's off to the races. You can add Training Plans from the Plan Store to your schedule here, as well. Since they're all distance based (more on that later) I always go for the Free Format Workout, whether I'm running or not.
There are also plans for Spinning, Treadmill, Core & Strength, Power Walking and Stretching. Something for everyone.
In the workout itself.
While you're working out, you can get feedback on your time, distance, heart rate, pace, current heart rate zone, target heart rate zone and your calorie burn - and you're able to customize which, if any, of these stats you want to hear regularly and on demand.
Once you're done your workout, you just hit "Done", turn your phone sideways and you're met with a graph showing your heartrate throughout your workout.
So not only do you know exactly how many calories you've burned, but you can also see where you were working hard and where you were dogging it.
Plus, Pear keeps everything in a nice, orderly history for you, so if you can't remember how you did last time you trotted out KenpoX, you can just go back and look.
Overall, as I said, I've been very happy with my Pear Heart Rate Monitor system. I think the only things I might change about it may not be things that are possible to change - like, I would add an accelerometer to the App so that people who work out on treadmills (I have no choice) can have the benefit of pace and distance included in their reading. At present, I'm still using my Garmin/footpod combo to figure that out, then just add the Pear into the mix for Heart Rate, calories and music. It's really no big deal, and at least it's not adding another thing to wear or use since I'd be using my iPhone for music anyway.
I'd also add an edit function, so you could title your work-outs, plus add distance if you're doing a Treadmill run.
I should also mention, I have received excellent customer service directly from Pear when I had questions, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. …
- Written by Tabetha W from Toronto
8 of 8 people found this useful
I picked this up the other day. First time runner, and i was quite impressed. Easy set up, great instruction and clear direction a s to what is expected! Once I had done the calibration workout, the app really customized the workouts for my fitness level! I was impressed to see that there was more than just running trainers as well, the app also included core/biking ad free workouts as well! …
- Written by Mike P from Cupertino
2 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by John B from Broadlands
- Asked by Kristy G from Pequannock
PEAR Sports Customer Support: The new update for the app that will be released in early March will a llow for you to use outside music players. Pandora is one of those music players that you can use while being coached through your workout. …
- Answered by Kristian R from Irvine
- Asked by Marie L from New Orleans
PEAR Sports Customer Support: We do not currently have any elliptical workouts in our plan store. We have a few treadmill workouts as well as a free format workout. A few customers have used some of the running workouts on an elliptical and they said it worked just fine. But again we do not have specific workouts designed for an elliptical. …
- Answered by Kristian R from Irvine