Recommendation for a good heart rate graph app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by haroldo, May 3, 2015.

  1. haroldo macrumors newbie

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    Health app (iOS) shows heart rates in one of two fashions...high and low on a graph for each hour, which is far too little information to be of any benefit, and every data point in list format. However, during Exercise mode on Watch, the heart rate is listed every 6-7 seconds, which is far too much information to be of any benefit.
    I'd love to find an app that works with Watch that charts heart rates on a minute by minute basis against the various heart rate zones. This way, during exercise you can see how much time you spent in anaerobic, recovery, etc.
    Does one exist?
    Thanks!
     
  2. haroldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. mbern1008 macrumors regular

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    I asked the same question as well the other day. I would love to have a solution to this, hopefully Apple realizes they made a mistake by not including it in the activity app to show you your graph including zones in addition to the avg heart rate. Hopefully it will be in V2

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    PS my Polar HR7 Bluetooth enabled HRM works perfectly with the watch. Constantly monitors the HR and sends all the data to Healthkit. Bonus saves quite a bit of battery life too. Used it for an hour of exercise yesterday and finished the day with 50% battery as opposed to 30%
     
  4. haroldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I don't expect Apple to worry about such a trivial matter, but assume that a third party app developer will easily jump into the void. Heck, if I could figure out how to export the heart rate data from Watch, I'll put it into Excel and make my own chart :)
     
  5. haroldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. mbern1008 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded it. Unfortunately anything that might've been useful is stuck behind a $2.99 paywall. Would have been nice to try before having to purchase to see if it did what I wanted but after reviewing their website it looks like it is meant to be the app to be used during a workout not after the fact.
     
  7. haroldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree, but let's look at it another way...we bought a $350-$500 watch, before being able to see what it did.
    Further, we paid tax of $20-30 for the watch, so if the 'gamble' is only $2.99, well that's cost of a medium size ice cream cone.
    I say go for it! (and let me know how it works, so I don't have to pay :p)
     
  8. mbern1008 macrumors regular

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  9. hak187 macrumors member

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    I am also looking for an app that graphs this out.
     
  10. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    I contacted the developer of heart rate graph. It currently won't graph HR from Health app but they are looking into it.
     
  11. bballl macrumors newbie

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    I am also searching for an app that reads out the Health heart rate data and show it in a Graph.
     
  12. haroldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A reply to a similar post I made at another forum
    http://smokycatsoftware.co.uk/pub/apple-watch-beta/

    The beta works great and does what I want.
    I hightly recommend it
     
  13. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know you, can get a refund on iTune apps if you're not satisfied. I've done it at least 5 times where an app just wasn't worth it or was too buggy.
     
  14. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors regular

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    HealthDash got updated today to graph Heart rate data - at least you can scroll back a day or two, unlike Apples app.
     

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