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From: Matt Merlino <>
Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:55 PM
Subject: Polar specific test group


Hope all is good with you.  I'm touching base with my old contacts because I'm in need of a specific test group.  I can't remember if we have talked about this before so forgive me me if we have.

The industry is going to optical heart rate.  We currently have some products on the market using optical heart rate, and everything going forward will also.  We are having some problems in the very dark skin tones with optical heart rate.  I am in desperate need of very dark skin testers.  I have a couple of Kenyans that are good, reliable testers but I may be wearing them out.  I have had a few others that just haven't been reliable.  

If you know anyone or if you come across anyone in the future, please send them my way.  Feel free to give out my contact info or you can email me their contact info.  As always, there's no compensation but testers get to keep a finished product once testing is complete.  This is really for those kind of people who are techy and like to explore the latest gadgets.  

I appreciate any help you can give me with this.


Matt Merlino, M.S.
U.S. Test Services Manager

Tel: 505.344.1400 x3412
Fax: 505.344.1200
Address: Polar/HealthFirst
9550 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A
Albuquerque NM 87113