Forget Samsung claims; Here are heart-rate monitors you can use

We all know those phones that claim to have heart monitoring sensors. The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes to mind. We’ve always said this, “On Android, there’s an app for everything”. Here’s a list of heart-rate monitors that you can use without the need for the ‘special’ heart rate sensor.

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The Android heart rate monitors claim to work the LED flash and back camera of your phone. Check them out.

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Cardiograph is an application that can measures your heart rate. It uses your device’s built in camera to calculate your hearts rhythm. With it you can save your results for future reference, you can also create multiple profiles to keep track of results form different people.
This app also has Android Wear support. It can measure your pulse using the hear rate sensor of the smartwatch.

Download Cardiograph HERE.

Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor

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Runtastic Heart Rate is another app that can measure your heart rate. The shows you how fast your heart is beating at any given moment, no extra devices needed. It presents graphs to illustrate your measurements. You can also upload your results to, to help you compare and analyze results overtime.

Download Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor HERE.

Instant Heart Rate

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Instant Heart Rate is one other app that can monitor your heart rate. It has a real-time chart that shows your every heart beat. This app uses the built-in camera to track color changes on your fingertips that are directly linked to your pulse. The fitter you get the lower your heart rate will be. You can also monitor Cardio workout with this app.

Download Instant Heart Rate HERE

All the above listed apps make use of your phone’s back camera. Simply place your finger on the camera and watch the app take readings. If your device doesn’t have an LED flash, be sure to take the measurement in a well-lit area. They say bright daylight works best. Use this and boast among your friends in the medical field.

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

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