Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors VS Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors VS Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

Some tools are available to check heart rate, but mostly two tools are used by people as they are very easy to use and available at a low cost. You will get all the information about these tools (Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors and Heart Rate Monitoring Apps) and accuracy in their results in this post.

Working Procedure

  • Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors

Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors VS Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

Using photoplethysmography, the work that is heart rate tracking is done. Photoplethysmography means that these bands use the LED to illuminate the skin. There is an optical sensor that inspects the back-bouncing light. As blood absorbs more light, it reflects light level variation and is then translated into heart rate.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors VS Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

When switching on any heart rate measuring app as shown in the picture flash above, it automatically switches on. Then we have to put our fingertips on the camera like the flash and your camera should be hidden. It’s going to capture your red finger. As your heart beats red color will fluctuate and it will calculate changes in your finger’s blood pressure.

Accuracy

  • Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors

Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors ‘ accuracy depends primarily on the brand of that Wearable Heart-Rate Monitor being the first of two things. Second is the part of the body you place on. If you put it over your fingertips and chest, you’ll get an almost accurate result like EKG, but the wrist-worn heart rate monitor wasn’t as accurate.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring Apps

There are long-standing apps that claim to use the camera on your phone to measure your heart rate. But in this case, because they are so many fake apps available, it also depends on which app you are using. A few free download apps are available, such as Cardiio, Runtastic’s Heartrate and Azumio’s Heartrate. These apps are going to give you almost the same results as EKG.

 Conclusion

Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors are good for those who are ready to spend their money on buying the Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors from some reputed manufactures. if you don’t want to spend money then you can get nearly accurate results from above-mentioned apps but results are not accurate as Wearable Heart-Rate Monitors. These aren’t for professional athletes, they’re more used for overall heart-rate

 

 

 

 

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