Wearables to support your studies

Choose what best suits your project.
Selecting the ideal device for your research will depend on which metrics you need to collect throughout your study. Check out our wearable specs below to guide you in your decision-making process.

Generally, if you want unobtrusive background data collection, we recommend the Garmin's vivosmart 4 (least obtrusive, most affordable) or Venu SQ (entry-level but has all the sensors). Buy through us for a discount.

If you are still unsure which device is optimal for your particular research study, do not hesitate to send us a message at support@physioq.org
Get a discount on us!
Our partnership with Polar and Garmin means we have select discounts and promotions exclusive to LabFront users, students, and educators. Choose the device you need below and we’ll guide you through the buying process.

If you want to buy devices in bulk for a bulk discount, please contact us at support@physioq.org
Polar H10
Water-resistant EKG chest-strap, ideal for exercise related studies. Get accurate R-R interval. Not recommended for long-duration (such as sleep studies) or continuous background monitoring as strap may be uncomfortable when worn for prolonged periods.
Data Collected

EKG RR-interval

Garmin Venu SQ
Lightweight, big battery, with all the latest sensors and music included. The ideal entry level device if your budget can reach $200.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Respiration

Accelerometer

Garmin vívosmart® 4
Smallest and lightest band option, the vivosmart 4 is ideal for studies that want minimal invasiveness. Waterproof so you don’t need to take it off except to charge. Note, smaller size also means smaller battery, so just be aware of this.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Accelerometer

Garmin vívomove® 3 series
Includes Luxe and Style. A medium-sized smartwatch that actually looks like a watch. Ideal for participants that want to keep a low-profile. Large battery means 3-ish days without charging. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Respiration

Accelerometer

Garmin Venu™
Light, medium-sized fitness smartwatch with a mid-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Respiration

Accelerometer

Garmin vívoactive® 4
Light, medium-sized fitness smartwatch with a mid-sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM. Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Respiration

Accelerometer

Garmin fēnix® 6 series
With a rugged design and massive battery, the fenix 6 series allows for up to a week of continuous monitoring (results may vary depending on frequency and resolution). Offers full collection capabilities of Garmin devices.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Respiration

Accelerometer

Garmin Forerunner® 245/245M
Lightweight smartwatch designed for running, with a decent sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Accelerometer

Garmin Forerunner® 945
Lightweight smartwatch designed for running, with a decent sized battery means 3 days without charging is no issue. Waterproof 5ATM.
Data Collected

Beat to Beat Interval

Steps

Heart Rate

Oxygen Saturation

Zero Crossings

Accelerometer

Full list of supported devices

Current list of devices compatible with PhysioQ's LabFront and NEO:

GARMIN (Wrist-worn)

All GARMIN devices support Pulse-pulse-interval (aka IBI, RRI), Heart Rate Averages, Accelerometer Averages, and Steps. Additional sensors are labeled with [sensor].
- vívosmart  3
- vívosmart 4  [SpO2]
- vívomove 3  [SpO2]
- vívoactive 3 |  vívoactive 3M  
- vívomove 4  [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Venu [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Venu SQ [SpO2] [Respiration]
- tactix Charlie  
- tactix Delta [SpO2]
- MARQ [SpO2] [Respiration]
- fēnix 5S plus | fēnix 5 plus
- fēnix 5X plus [SpO2]
- fenix 6 | fenix 6s | fēnix 6 Pro [SpO2] [Respiration]
- Forerunner 245  | Forerunner 245 Music[SpO2]
- Forerunner 945 [SpO2]

POLAR (chest-strap)

- H10 [RRI][EKG Waveform]

POLAR (chest-strap)

XResearch (Chest Wearable)

- X1 Heart Monitor [RRI][EKG Waveform][ACC] <device discontinued>

In the works...

Beurer (finger-tip SpO2)

- PO60 BLE [SpO2]

Continuous Glucose Monitor

Blood Pressure Monitor

We are constantly looking to expand our range of devices but the use of a device is dependent on our partnerships with hardware providers. Please feel free to contact us if there is a device you want to use in your study that is not on the list below and we can work towards fulfilling your request.