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Heart Fitness

By Senscare

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Description

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

Detailed manual
Improved user interface for measure pane

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Customer Reviews

Technology Works, Save Feature not so much

App works as claimed. It does read your heart rate, as accurate as I can tell from checking pulse with my finger. Works for getting a Resting Heart Rate; not meant for use during a workout. The advice giving is meant for a Resting Heart Rate, and complies with the standards of the fitness industry.
The lone issue I have run into involves the saved data. I have been collecting my resting heart rate in the morning for a couple of months. For some reason as I was scrolling back through the data the program suddenly started showing heart rate records I never took with readings all over the spectrum. Now the program in the Curve Window reflects an average Resting Heart Rate higher than what was actually recorded by me. So you can not rely on this app to accurately save your data. Now that this has happened, I realize there is not a way to delete all the records except to manually go through and delete each record individually.
It would be nice if the data could be saved to your computer when you sync, thus the data issue would not be a problem.

Wow! It's NOT fake!

I thought this was just another stupid app like the fingerprint scanner or phone tracker things, which I've never fallen for... So I was taking a chance by trying this out.

Holy pulse-rate, app-man!!! It DOES work!!! Yes, the trick is to not push hard on the camera. The light of the flash illuminates through the finger. Each heartbeat, your finger dims for a tiny moment from the increased blood flow. You can actually see it happening as you feel your heartbeat, you'll see the light that can pass through the finger will flicker. The camera, with great accuracy, reads each time your finger dims, and registers it as a heartbeat.

It's genius, and more accurate than feeling your own (or someone else's) pulse on the wrist or neck, where you may get a "phantom" pulse from your finger, and not the wrist or neck you're reading from.

I'm an EMT, and I know how to read a pulse. This app works. Flawlessly and simply. Anyone out there claiming it doesn't work, needs either an iPhone 4 (for the flash), or needs to quit pushing so hard on the camera.

Great app!

Those who say they can't get it to find a pulse that is their error not the app. It dose take some Time to get used to using the app and finding an keeping a pulse every time. But after a few uses it becomes very easy. Don't let someone else's lack of ability to run the app make u think it's a bad app ! I would live to also see this app save the measures rhythms. May not be 100% but it would be enough to show someone if something was irregular. Would also love to be able to put notes with each measurement about how one is feeling or what has occurred.

Heart Fitness
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: v2.0.3
  • Size: 2.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French
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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, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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