Myzone MZ-Switch Sports Bra | £49.99 | Tester: Kate Sellers
The Myzone sports bra is the perfect companion to your MZ-Switch heartrate tracker, allowing you to clip it directly onto the bra for accurate heartrate readings with minimal fuss
If you’ve got a MyZone heartrate tracker (like the MZ-Switch), listen up: MyZone have released a sports bra that allows you to clip your tracker straight in to the bottom band, meaning that you don’t have to worry about a separate strap.
Offering medium support, the bra features a built-in sensor strap, with poppers on the front for your tracker. Each bra is sweat-wicking, made of 92% polyamide and 8% elastane, which draws moisture away from the body and allows sweat to dry rapidly, minimising temperature fluctuations and discomfort.
I love tracking my heartrate on runs, and have been using the MZ-Switch for a few months now. But there’s nothing more annoying than dashing out the door for the run and realising I’ve left my chest strap in the drawer or the laundry bin, rendering my tracker completely useless.
Enter the brand new bra from MyZone. This clever bit of kit takes away the faff of finding your strap by allowing you to clip your MyZone heartrate tracker straight into the band of the bra. On the underside, you’ve got your sticky sensor pads, which allow your tracker to monitor your heartrate properly. Of course, if you’ve experimented with different types of trackers, you’ll know that having a chest placement is best for the most accurate readings, so this is ideal.
Even though I loved the idea of it, I did have some reservations about how good it would be as a sports bra. It was nothing personal; as many of us know, finding a good running bra can be a bit of a nightmare. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I took it out for a spin.
The over-head design felt lovely and supportive with a high neck and back fit giving plenty of protection. A triple-hook closure at the back allowed me to tighten things up to suit my preferences, and make sure my sensor straps were in proper contact with my skin. I wore it for both HIIT classes and some training runs for my upcoming half marathon, and was pleased with both – though on the longer runs I felt that I could have had a tad more support.
Overall, I loved this bra both as a sports bra and as a way of simplifying my running kit list. I wear it at least a couple of times a week – and can also attest that it washes well, which is always helpful when considering a sports bra spend.