These apps don’t need smartwatches to keep track of your heart health
These apps don’t need smartwatches to keep track of your heart health.
With the rise of wearable gadgets like smartwatches and wristbands, we’ve all taken various health monitoring sensors for granted. However, is it necessary to constantly wear something on your wrist in order to observe, for example, the work of your heart? The obvious answer would be yes. But that’s not the case at all. Now we will tell you about several applications that will be able to monitor the health of your heart with just a smartphone.
We note right away that the applications below are available on both Android and iOS and even have a version for smartphones with Windows on board.
Accurate Heart Rate Monitor
The main beauty of this application is that it is absolutely free. No built-in ads and no additional restrictions. It works (like almost all similar programs) with the help of a rear camera-flashlight bundle. A rather old technology, in which the finger of the hand is “shone through” with a flashlight, and the camera captures changes in the vessels and, based on algorithms, provides data on the number of heartbeats. The technology is not very accurate, but it gives very good data on the work of the heart.
The app allows you to calculate and monitor your target heart rate to achieve the best results during your workout, has a lot of statistics with visual graphs and charts, as well as integration with a lot of fitness apps.
Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor & Pulse Checker
It’s not just an app, but a program trusted by major research institutions like UCSF (University of California San Francisco). The basic version of the application is free, but only for Android and Windows Phone users, iPhone owners will have to pay for the download. In addition, there is a monthly and annual subscription with a number of bonuses. However, even without this, the application will allow you to receive data on the work of the heart, build a training schedule, check the level of stress, and so on. There is also support for Google Fit.
In conclusion, I would like to say that you should not treat such programs as real heart monitors, since these are only auxiliary tools for training and periodically monitoring your cardiovascular system.