Instant Heart Rate - Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio
By Azumio Inc.
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The best Health & Fitness app on Mobile Premier Awards 2011 according to the jury of industry experts and as seen on Dr. OZ show
See every heart beat on the monitor, just like in ER rooms. Measure your heart rate instantly!
Instant Heart Rate uses your iPhone's camera to detect the pulse from your fingertip - leveraging similar technique as used in pulse oximeters.
Place the tip of your index finger on the iPhone’s camera, and in a couple of seconds your pulse will be shown. Instant Heart Rate will beep with your pulse. A real-time chart will show you every heart beat.
Join over 35 million users who are already using it.
- Heart pulse measurement
- Real-time PPG graph
- Continuos or Auto-Stop mode
- Heart Rate Zones
- Pulse waveform graphs
- Trends/Graphs for Max/Min/Avg
- Data storage and customizable tags
- Export data for registered users
- Sharing to Twitter and Facebook
- Real time, heart rate map around the world as it appears.
- StandUp test for fatigue and fitness testing as an in-app purchase.
NOTE: Works best on iPhone 4/4S/5 because it has flash. On iPhone 3GS and iPod touch it has to be used in good lighting.
NOTE: Make sure that your fingertip completely covers the camera lens. Press gently, since pressing too hard reduces blood flow in your finger and it's harder to get a result. Make sure that your fingers are not cold. This app is for recreational and fitness use only!
From our heart to yours,
What's New in Version 3.1.0
More reliable sync with Argus
More reliable on iPhone 5s
Instant Heart Rate
This app is FANTASTIC! My doctor was concerned about my fast heart rate. She prescribed a medication to help slow it down. I would have had to drive 20 miles, round trip, to have my heart rate checked weekly. Being disabled, with MS, the extra trips would be adding stress to my life. So by using this app I can check my heart rate a couple if times a day without the added stress of going to her office. YEAH! Every time I've used Instant Heart Rate it's been within 2 points of taking my pulse by hand & it records the readings for me to be able to email the readings to my doctor. She'd very impressed with this app too.
OK up to a point.
It seems reasonably accurate for measuring resting pulse rate. I have no problems with it measuring up to around 85 or so BPM. But whenever I try working out or do any exertion that gets my heart up near 90 BPM or more this app cannot measure it. I've made sure my hands are clean, have tried several finger positions over the camera lens, have tried almost all my fingers, but nothing works. After the pulse slows down to about 85 BPM it starts to get readings again. At this point I'd say it's OK for curiosity sake to get resting BPM but not for any serious monitoring of heart rate.
Update: feb, '14. Still no better even after some app updates. It's OK if you're not doing anything but it simply won't read any pulse rate over about 85 BPM. It does register some fluttering if you have an occasional irregular pulse.
This is a good app, functional and interesting to use. However I have to same problem that other users have - higher heart rates (>140) won't get read. I've tried to read my heart rate after a run and it showed my heart rate at 65 bpm, then after about a minute once my heart slowed down the app finally read my pulse. Good up to a point. The intervals that my heart rate is measured (resting, warm up, cardio, etc) don't match up to some of the machines at my gym, but other than these problems I believe this app is pretty accurate. I also like being able to tag my measurements and make my own tags. I would say that this is a pretty good app overall.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 29, 2014
- Version: 3.1.0
- Size: 18.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, Slovenian
- Seller: AZUMIO, inovacije v elektroniki in informacijskih tehnologijah d.o.o.
- © Azumio Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 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 with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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