This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Measure your heart rate with the built-in camera and monitor your physical fitness using our patented technology. Developed in the laboratory of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in France, this method has been tested and validated against FDA-approved instruments in clinical conditions.
Best results for iPhone 4G, works on 3GS.
Whether you're a marathon runner or a couch potato (sedentary), you probably have some idea of how fit you are. But having more than a general sense of your fitness level can help you set fitness goals, monitor how you're doing and maintain your motivation.
This application offers an easy way to measure your heart fitness—one of the most important indicators of your overall physical health.
Heart fitness is a prime bulwark against myriad medical problems, including but not limited to the No. 1 killer in the United States, heart disease; more than 70 million Americans suffer from some form of it.
This test really couldn't be easier: all you need is to cover iPhone camera with your fingertip and proceed to 30s physiological measurement. During measurement the instantaneous heart rate is monitored in beats per minute (BPM) and the physiological plethysmographic signal is also displayed.
Make sure that finger detection gauge is green and full before and while you are making measurement, and that you are in sitting position for 5 min at least.
A low heart rate at rest suggests that your body is physically fit—a key element of a healthy body—so the lower the figure, the greater your cardio fitness. (Source: American heart association). Once you have the number of beats per minute, it's easy to gauge your situation and to compare it with friends.
Don’t despair over an unsatisfactory result, however: Your level of cardio fitness can improve remarkably quickly, with as little as 20 minutes of physical exercise four to five times a week.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you assess four crucial components of physical fitness before you start a regular program of exercise. These include aerobic fitness, maximum and reserve heart rate. Set aside some time to calculate your Training Chart. Once you know where you're starting from, you can plan where you want to go.
Keeping track of your progress is an excellent way to maintain your motivation. Assess your fitness level 2 weeks after your initial measurement and every three to weeks afterward.
Repeat your assessment a year after your first measurement to see how far you've come. Celebrate your progress and set new goals.
What's New in Version v2.0.3
Improved user interface for measure pane
Graph errors & dodgy up-sell tactics
Great HR accuracy and easy to use BUT my graph data regularly completely disappears and is replaced by someone else's. This is extremely disappointing and frustrating as there is no way to recover the data. If this fault was to be fixed, I'd give the app 5 stars, as it stands I can only recommend 2...I now see why this is happening. They are up-selling to their new rip-off version of this app under the name senscare, it's a now a paid HR data storage service...no cool guys, not cool at all, I've now further downgraded my rating to 1/5. Someone else please make an equivalent app without the flaws.
Can be tricky to find a pulse at first, but once you get the hang of it it's pretty easy; and accurate! Took my pulse a few times with this software before heading into the docs and it was quite similar
I had trouble with it finding my pulse. A bit of fine tuning and it works well. It can take 10 sec for it register a pulse so give it time. Otherwise very happy
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: 14 March 2011
- Version: v2.0.3
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Salim Mimouni
- © SensCare
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).
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