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 phone’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 phone’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 25 million users who are already using it.
- Heart pulse measurement
- Real-time PPG graph
- Continuous or Auto-Stop mode
- Heart Rate Zones
- Data storage and tags
- Export data for registered users
- Sharing to Twitter and Facebook
NOTE: For iOS, works best on iPhone 5/4/4S because it has a camera 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!
Free Version Available
Instant Heart Rate FAQ
Instant Heart Rate doesn’t want to read my pulse. What’s the deal?
The following tips correct most pulse detection problems:
- Hold very still.
- Cover the entire camera lens with the soft part of your fingertip. Don’t worry about covering the LED flash.
- Press very, very gently on the lens. Pressing too hard cuts off circulation.
- Make sure your fingers are warm.
My phone can take my pulse?!?
I know, right? It’s actually pretty straightforward: your finger changes color slightly as the capillaries inside expand and contract with each heartbeat. Under bright enough light, these color changes are easy to detect with the right algorithm. Instant Heart Rate uses the camera feature (and your LED flash, if you have one) to average out your heartbeats per minute.
Can I export my data to my email, and can Instant Heart Rate sync up with other devices and services that measure exercise, etc?
Yes, you can export your data! Go to this page and sign in with your Azumio account, where you will have the option to download your data in CSV format.
As for syncing with devices, Azumio is working hard to get an API up and running as soon as we can! That way, you’ll be able to see more of your data in one place.
What is the difference between the Free and Pro versions of Instant Heart Rate?
iPhone platforms: Pro allows you to store more than 5 measurements in your Timeline, contains no advertisements, and enables you to turn your phone on its side to see a progress chart of your measurements.
Android platforms: Pro does not contain advertisements, and allows you to store more than 5 measurements in your Timeline.