What are the best heart rate monitoring apps?

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    Qardio Heart Health is a free health application for Android and iOS that allows you to track your blood pressure, and also your weight and electrocardiogram. Qardio requires the use of a CardioArm to work.


    iOS, Android


    Sean Hopkins
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "High blood pressure and heart diseases are inherent in my family that's why i need to keep extra tabs on my health. Aside from my doctor and meds, qardio is a great remedy in helping me keep track of my health"
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    Cardiio: Heart Rate Monitor is a helpful app that allows you to measure easily your pulse! It is an accurate tool for tracking your performance and enhance your fitness.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sandra Wells
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "This app is good. The pulse reading on the app and doctor's readings always match. Very accurate. The best heart rate app considering this one is for free."
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    #3Instant Heart Rate

    Instant Heart Rate
    Instant Heart Rate is an app which allows you to track easily your heart rate. It is also an easy-to-use app that provides you with an unlimited data storage, graphs, tests, and much more. 


    iOS, Android, Windows Phone

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Edward Johnston
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "I have been feeling a lot dizzy these past few days. I thought I have high blood pressure or maybe I'm suffering from low blood. So I installed this app to check for heart rate. Then I called my doctor to report the results, he asked me to go to the hospital immediately. We did some tests and they confirmed an abnormal condition. It was fortunate that it was detected at an early stage. This app saved my life. It deserves a 5 star because it's the best heart rate monitor app out there. "

Did you know?

Did you know that your heart rate drops while you sleep? According to medical doctor Kathryn Boling, it is common for heart rates to drop below 60 bpm. Some people even have heart rates in the 40s while sleeping. It is because metabolism slows and the nervous system, which slows your heart and relaxes you, is more active.

Based on the latest heart disease and stroke statistics by the American Heart Association Research, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, making it 1 death every 38 seconds on an average. It is also said that heart diseases take more lives each year than all forms of cancer and respiratory diseases combined. This alarming number makes people care more about their heart condition, making many heart rate apps more in demand. Be it on their phones or smartwatches, people want to find out what the best heart rate monitor app is. But with the huge amount of apps available for people, experts warned about the accuracy of these heart rate apps. Researchers say that non-contact heart rate apps performed less well than the contact apps. They say that the difference in performance between the contact apps is down to the program the app uses to calculate heart rate.

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    HeartWatch. Heart & Activity is a heart monitoring app developed by TANTSISSA HOLDINGS PTY LTD for iOS devices. The app allows users to access their heart rate and workout data through their phone or Apple watch.




    Barbara Jones
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Heartwatch totally was made for me. I recently bought an apple watch and this app makes it easy for me to monitor my heart rate during extensive workouts, it's amazing! "
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    #5Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor

    Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor
    With this free app, you can get a simple but powerful personal heart rate monitor.Among other things, this effective tool provides you with graphs that illustrate your pulse rate measurement.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Stephen Washington
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "This app helped me monitor my heart rate effectively and accurately! It's much cheaper than some of the other options of buying a heart rate monitor, and I always have my phone with me! I couldn't think of going a day without it!"
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    #6Cardiograph Classic

    Cardiograph Classic

    Cardiograph allows you to measure your heart rate in a very simple way! It is a useful app that lets you save and print your results, add notes, and much more!



    iOS, Android


    Dhruv Balasubramanium
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "it is a good health applications helps to monitor your heart rate in a very simple. its a great app"
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    #7Heart Graph

    Heart Graph

    Heart Graph is a real-time heart rate monitoring app developed by Smoky Cat Software Ltd. for iOS devices. The app lets users check their heart rate when they're working out to keep track of their wellness.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roger Powell
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I have been using this app for weeks and it's so great! i'm not really familiar with health how-tos because im not very healthy for starters so this app introduced me to a healthier lifestyle by monitoring my heart rate and bp in the easiest way possible."
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    #8Polar Beat

    Polar Beat
    Polar Beat is an effective fitness tracker for those who love to do sport. Among others things, this powerful app also allows you to make a personal training program.


    iOS, Android


    George Morgan
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "If you play sports this is a great app. It helps keep track of your sports activities as well as normal exercises."
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    #9Heart Tracker

    Heart Tracker

    Heart Tracker is a free heart rate mobile application monitor which will help you monitor your heart rate through the use of your Bluetooth LE, Garmin or WearOS device. It will also visualize and record the data for you.




    RedShoes Apps
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "This is the best realtime heart rate monitoring app for Android. It connects to your WearOS, Garmin or Bluetooth LE (BLE) device and displays your heart rate in real time on a beautiful chart. It also includes lots of other useful information about your workout or activity."
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    #10FITIV Pulse

    FITIV Pulse

    FITIV Pulse is a mobile app developed for tracking and personalizing workout or training sessions and to monitor heart rate. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices.


    Web, iOS, Android


    Tony Dai
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "i've tried different heart rate monitor apps but i liked this app better than others. i use this to monitor my heart rate after i'm done with my workout. i log my results so i can monitor my health better. "


Best What are the best heart rate monitoring apps
1QardioApps 10 Free
2CardiioApps 9 Free
3Instant Heart RateApps 9 Free
4HeartWatchApps 7 Paid
5Runtastic Heart Rate MonitorApps 5 Free
6Cardiograph ClassicApps 3 Free
7Heart GraphApps 2 Free
8Polar BeatApps 1 Free
9Heart TrackerApps 1 Free
10FITIV PulseApps -4 Free

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