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Cardio Buddy - Touchless Camera Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio

By Azumio Inc.

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Warning: Cardio Buddy currently does not work on iPhone 5S. Cardio Buddy determines your heart rate from a distance by using the camera sensor within your phone.

Our complex algorithm, developed by researchers from Berkeley and Stanford, analyzes tiny color variations from different parts of your face to give you an accurate measurement.


Instant Heart Rate
-Heart rate measurement with either the front-facing or rear-facing camera (check your own heart rate or check your friends’ heart rates!)
-Learn interesting facts about your heart
-Continuous or auto-stop mode

Personal Graphs
-Beautiful user interface displaying your data with clarity
-Plot your data over different periods of time
-See your heart rate averages, lows, and highs
-Export your data in csv or text format

Comparison Charts
-Compare your heart rate with other people’s heart rates around the globe (using the most extensive heart rate database in the world from Instant Heart Rate)
-Observe the differences between your heart rate and other animals

-Share your heart rate with your friends and followers through facebook or twitter

Excellent Support
-Quick email responses
-Frequent updates

Join the health revolution now and let Azumio provide you all the mobile tools you need to lead a healthier lifestyle.

What's New in Version 1.1

- world heart map in real time visualized on FB
and Twitter postings
- performance improvement

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Customer Reviews

Doesn't really work

I thought it was going to be a great app but it doesn't really work. This is why. It's affected by background lighting to bright outside or inside or to dark causes It not to work. Also it's accuracy seems to be affected by slight movement. And it just doesn't seem to be as accurate as their other heart rate monitor called Heart Rate. In the heart rate monitor App by this company you put your finger over your camera flash and camera lens and it gives you a great very accurate reading. But not this app because it doesn't work practically and it's not that accurate when it does work. So don't waste your money. Get their heart rate app where you put your finger over your camera flash and lens. That app works great. I use it all the time and I have compared it to the heart rate monitor my Doctor issued me and it is very accurate. The only problem with their heart rate app is that you're always putting your finger print on your camera lens and so you have to remember to clean the lens before you go to take a picture with your cell phone. This app you just hold the camera lens of your cell phone up to your face and so I thought it would be so much better but it's not. It just doesn't work practically. Even when you get your face perfectly aligned in the brackets. Because you also have to get the lighting perfect. And you also have to have virtually no movement. And then I still was not getting totally accurate readings. It was consistently off 5 to 10 bpm. mike

Amazing cool, accurate, and useful.

If you're monitoring stress, health, and workouts, good to know your heart rate, right? How cool is it that you can just reach for your phone. This is the first app that's easier and faster than the old fashioned finger and wristwatch. More consistent and less finicky and even more impressive than the company's first finger flashlight product, but a little less informative because you just get the speed, not the full EKG-like graph. I'd pay $5 for this and it's only $1.

Feels derivative

I love Azumio's first heart rate app using your finger and the camera flash—quick and super accurate. This one, however, feels derivative of Cardiio: it doesn't use Azumio's normal style, isn't very accurate, and has an entire tab devoted to their "Premium" original app. They also copied some of the weird quirks about Cardiio like the odd comparison of your heart rate with other countries.

I don't understand why they even made this one…

Cardio Buddy - Touchless Camera Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2012
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 10.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Azumio Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, 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 with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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