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Review Runtastic Heart Rate
Measures and records your heart rate
Author: Sergei Blyudov
Date: 18 Apr 2013, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Runtastic Heart Rate - is a simple and useful application for Android, which allows you to accurately measure heart rate and record their performance. The work program is carried out using a smartphone camera and flash.
The development program has been known service Runtastic, which brings together under its own brand range of sports applications (for running, push-ups, presses, pull-ups, and so on).
Interface andThe program has a minimalist interface that is easy to understand. On top there is a panel to switch between tabs, and is located in the center of all the necessary information.
When you first start Runtastic Heart Rate will offer us to register or log in using one of your accounts of social networks. If you do not want to do that, then at the very bottom is barely noticeable word "register later", which will allow you to skip this process.
How does it work?In order to measure heart rate, you need to put one finger to the camera so that it also covered the flash. It is best suited for this role, the index finger. Once you have put your finger to the camera, press the center of the screen, and then start the measurement.
At the time of withdrawal indicators lights flash, and the camera will capture the fluctuations of blood in your finger. Work on the same principle and professional medical sensors, which are usually worn on the finger.
In the center of the screen will be filled with a red circle and show the current pulse. Just below you can clearly see the variations. Usually accurate measurements are displayed to the point where the red circle is almost filled, so the program has gathered enough statistics.
A positive feature of this program is that if the measurement may be in error, then it is sure to make you re-measure rhythm. Total testing program is never allowed to record an unlikely outcome.
Features Runtastic Heart Rate for Android:
- Nice minimalistic design;
- Accurate measurement of the pulse;
- An indication of the current status (normal, after training, before training, after waking up at maximum loads);
- The ability to add icons and comments to each measurement;
- Notification of the need to measure;
- Displays heart rate limits;
- Integration with service Runtastic (useful if you use their other programs).