By Surich Technologies Inc
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Heart-EKG uses the iPhone's microphone or CAMERA FLASH to calculate your average heart beats per minute (bpm) by monitoring your heart, and it also calculates your heart rate when you use it to take your pulse.
Exercise and fitness enthusiasts, do you need to be sure your heart has reached its maximum rate during exercise, and do you want to check it again after you finish exercising or while cooling down? Would you also like to test your heart rate before you begin to exercise?
And for you caffeine addicts and chocoholics, what about checking your heart rate after you consume dark roasted coffee or rich chocolaty snacks?
Surich Technologies, Inc. has a handy tool for you and for others who want to monitor their heart rate! Heart-EKG, an application you can install on your iPhone®, lets you measure your average heart beats per minute (bpm) or take your pulse. It is especially handy during aerobic workouts.
When used as an EKG device, it monitors your heart rate for 30 seconds and displays your average bpm. While it is monitoring your heart, a sine wave appears on the screen and optionally, a graph of your heart beats.
When you use Heart-EKG to count your pulse, it calculates your bmp based on the beats you detected during a 10-second countdown.
Heart-EKG takes a set of 3 consecutive measurements. Each set lasts 10 seconds, for a total of 30. It returns your average bpm based on the 3 measurements.
Heart-EKG also saves your measurements to a log file that you can view.
For iPod touch users an external microphone is required.
To use Heart-EKG as an EKG monitor, calculating your average bpm, put it in auto mode on the Settings screen.
To use Heart-EKG to count your pulse, put it in manual mode.
Requires iOS 4.0 and higher.
Note: To function, Heart-EKG must be able to detect a pulse. For best results, try measuring your heart rate in a place with minimal noise.
What's New in Version 2.0
Best One Yet, But Pop Ups Ruin It
Tried several of these heart beat counters. I have AFiB and none really warn of irregular hear beats, but record heart rate. If you have AFIB the rate can give you a clue as to whether you are in FIB or not. This one works by sound and seemed much more reliable than the optical ones. One Caveat: annoying pop ups appear advertising other apps. The problem is that this one is paid for. I refuse to use an app I paid for that bugs you with irritating adverting. Instead of a 5 rating has to slip to 3.
Worst App I've Ever Run Accross
Doesn't do anything. Just sits there displaying 0s and ready, with nothing to select, no instructions, no help. Tried putting my fore fingure on the camera since thats the way some of these apps work. Nothing. How did this get in the App Store? I thought Apple reviewed Apps before putting them in the store.
This is not an EKG!!
Never got it to work! Wouldn't pick up anything. Kept closing itself out. Either way, this is bogus marketing because an EKG shows the electrical conduction through the heart. This simply shows a pulse rate and makes it look like a rhythm. Should not be called EKG!!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Apr 21, 2012
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 1.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Surich Technologies Inc
- © Surich Technologies Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.