Check Your Pulse? There’s An App For That!

My husband is the only member of my family that does not have an iPhone, and he gets tired of all the iPhone hype, but even he was impressed by this new app:

Instant Heart Rate by Azumio

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I read about it in the February issue of O[prah] magazine, and downloaded it on the spot. It uses the iPhone camera to detect the pulse in your fingertip–you just hold your index finger over the lens for 10 seconds to get an instant read. You can store your data, check your pulse against different targets, and even share your data on Facebook and Twitter. All for only 99 cents!

I don’t know how accurate it is, but it measured by resting pulse at 61 bpm, which sounds about right.

I always say that watching my son wrestle makes my heart race, and I remembered to check my pulse at his first match of last week’s tournament–it was 131 bpm! And that was after I fumbled with my phone–it probably was even higher before that distraction.

Have you discovered any fun new apps lately?

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5 Responses to Check Your Pulse? There’s An App For That!

  1. I don't have one either! My phone is over 2 years old and "dumb." I keep looking at people's phones, anticipating mine suddenly dying and needing a quick replacement. I tried my brother's iPhone but could not type on it for the life of me! And my husband doesn't have one so who would I turn to for help:(

  2. steena says:

    lolz at you reading O[prah] !! Why are you giving that lady any more money? If you need to get rid of some cash, remember your friend in Wisconsin trying to buy a house!
    Anyway.. I've not heard of that app, if it was free I'd download it, but 99 cents is robbery when I can just feel my pulse on my neck and count it myself.

  3. SuperBabe says:

    I don't have an iPhone but have an HTC Incredible and was so happy to find this app in it as well!!! (and for free!!!) Super, super cool!!! Especially for the times I'm biking nowadays (and trying to go by heart rate and time and not distance!) Thanks for sharing! The only new app I have now is one call Lose It where you can track calories and stuff, but I don't think it's anything new for you 🙂

  4. SuperBabe says:

    (I didn't get the "pro", that one IS 99 cents 🙂

  5. David H. says:

    For 0 dollars, I can take my pulse in 10 seconds too. And it's guaranteed to be accurate.

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