Scosche Rhythm pulse monitor for iOS and Android debuts

Scosche is a company that makes all sorts of accessories for the iPhone and other smartphones on the market. The company has announced a new fitness gadget that is designed to help users get fit and track details about their workouts called the Rhythm. The device is worn on the forearm and resembles a wristwatch.

The Rhythm armband is worn around the upper arm and has two alternating LEDs with a photo sensor to accurately measure the wearer's pulse. The armband also has an integrated accelerometer. That accelerometer allows the device to capture accurate measurements for calories burned, speed, pace, route, and distance.

The details such as calories burned, and route that armband captures are sent to an application available for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via Bluetooth. The app is available at no cost and allows users to share statistics on their workouts to Facebook, twitter, and other locations.

Scosche also has an app available for Android users. The buttons on the armband allow the user to control audio playback, including pause/play, track, and volume. The armband is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery good for up to six hours of continuous monitoring per charge. The Rhythm accessory is available now for $99.95.