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Cardiio - Heart Rate Monitor + 7 Minute Workout Exercise Routine for Cardio Health and Fitness

By Cardiio, Inc.

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Description

Cardiio helps you measure your heart rate, learn how the numbers relate to your health, perform effective workouts to get in shape, and track your progress.
*** Popular Science Top 10 Inventions 2011 *** Featured in the New York Times, BBC, The Doctors (CBS), ABC News and more ***

The Cardiio app turns your iPhone or iPad into a heart rate monitor!

HEART RATE MONITORING, reinvented:
• Just hold your phone or tablet in front of you, or
• Simply cover the rear camera with your finger to read your pulse in seconds

GAIN INSIGHT into what your heart rate numbers mean:
• Get a fitness level rating based on your heart rate
• Calculate your endurance score (VO2 max)
• See how your heart rate stacks up to people from other countries and famous athletes
• Obtain a gender- and age- specific heart rate analysis [*PRO]
• Estimate your potential life expectancy [*PRO]

GET HEALTHIER, improve your fitness and endurance:
• Built-in high-intensity circuit training program that only takes 7 minutes to complete, and can be performed anywhere
• 7-minute workout consists of 12 exercises with detailed explanations and audio cues
• Find out your target heart rate range to maximize your workout [*PRO]
• Know how many calories you've burned by simply measuring your active heart rate after any workout session [*PRO]

TRACK YOUR PERFORMANCE over time:
• Personal dashboard with history (daily, weekly and monthly)
• Edit, annotate, export your data (CSV)
• Compete with your friends on Facebook to see who's the fittest
• Syncs with Apple Health, RunKeeper
• Share your achievements to Facebook, Twitter.


*UPGRADE to enjoy all the PRO features!
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MAGICAL, BUT NOT A TRICK
Cardiio’s technology is based on cutting-edge research and science conducted at the MIT Media Lab. The measurement principles are the same as clinical pulse oximeters. Every time your heart beats, more blood rushes through the vessels in your face, causing them to expand. The increase in blood volume absorbs more light, resulting in a decrease in the amount of light reflected from your face. Using sophisticated software, your iPhone's camera can track these tiny variations in light that are invisible to the naked eye to calculate your heart rate.


ACCURACY
Studies have shown that our heart rate measurements are within 3 bpm of a clinical pulse oximeter when performed at rest in a well-lit environment (Poh et al., Optics Express 2010, Poh et al., IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2011).

**IMPORTANT TIPS FOR BEST ACCURACY
• Look ahead and hold your phone 6 inches in front of your face
• Be in a well-lit area so your face is well illuminated.
• Make sure your face is clearly visible (e.g. no long hair covering your forehead etc.) so that it can be easily detected.
• Don’t have a bright background behind you (backlight) - it makes your face appear dark in contrast.
• Fold one arm across your chest and rest the other arm that’s holding your phone against it to provide support and reduce motion of the phone during measurement.
• Hold your phone steady and keep still during the measurement.

NEED HELP? If you have difficulty with the app, just contact us: info@cardiio.com


WHAT THE PRESS SAY

PC Magazine - "… the app is simple, yet beautiful and pretty slick."

Cult of Mac - "Cardiio is one of those apps that wows you..."

Lifehacker - "it’s a little mind-blowing..."


DISCLAIMER
Although accurate when used properly, Cardiio is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any condition, or to be a substitute for professional medical care. Measurements and statistics are intended for research, informational and educational purposes only.

What's New in Version 3.2.1

1. Today Widget (iOS 8+)
Use Cardiio’s today widget to see your most recent measurements, measure your heart rate, or start a workout! To enable it, open the Notification Center by swiping down from the top of the screen, tap ‘Edit’ at the very bottom, and enable ‘Cardiio’.

2. Earn Real Rewards
Win prizes and earn tangible rewards when you consistently track your heart rate or complete workouts (Note: Apple is not a sponsor of any promotion).

3. Pump it Up!
Now you can perform our 7 minute workout to your favorite music. Simply start playing your jam, then launch the workout!

4. Bug fixes
-Fixed crash in iOS 6 devices.
-Fixed loss of audio in 7 min workout.

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Customer Reviews

Latest Update fixed Crash Issue

Updated Review:

The latest update fixed the issue I had w/the app crashing on IOS 6 IPod Touch. Changing rating to 5 stars. The app measures and seems to be reasonably accurate.

I also like the 7 minute workout part of this app. It was the main reason I downloaded it in the first place and now that they fixed the crashing in IOS 6 I think it will be very useful.

Fast and accurate

Professional and easy to use interface. Works as it should using the LED+Camera method (faster and more consistent than several other apps). The method using the front facing camera face-color spectrum blood flow capillary detection analysis technology is... inaccurate (a gimmick); for my purposes, it's not useful. But it's kind of fun to play with so who cares?

I've tried it and I like it.

I've tried a few different health and fitness apps and I like Cardiio a lot. The little workout is the nicest I've seen, with the cool diagram animation showing me the ropes. At first I thought the heart rate sensor would just be a cool trick but I actually use it. Plus, HealthKit integration is great.

Thanks for the nice app.

Cardiio - Heart Rate Monitor + 7 Minute Workout Exercise Routine for Cardio Health and Fitness
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2015
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 33.2 MB
  • Language: En
  • Seller: Cardiio, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Full Pro Upgrade!$6.99
  2. Life Expectancy Pack$2.99
  3. Pulse Waveform Pack$3.99
  4. Calorie-Burn Monitor$4.99
  5. Specific Heart Rate Pack$2.99
  6. Target Heart Rate Pack$3.99
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