Heart, as we all know is the most vital organ in our body, but do we take a good care of it? The answer is a big no. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the leading causes of deaths. The peril factors for CVDs are:
- Use of Alcohol
- Physical inactivity
- Unhealthy diet
The regular intake of unhealthy food items or bad habits affect your health. This will raise the level of blood lipids, blood glucose and increase the blood pressure. It will also make you obese. So before things get worse and out of your control, better stop consuming junk food and change your lifestyle.
If you want to check whether your heart rate is normal or not, you can either visit a nearby clinic, buy a pulse rate monitor or install the free Android Instant Heart Rate app.
Published by a Top Developer, Azumio Inc., Instant Heart Rate is one of the most popular and top rated health and fitness apps on the Google Play Store. It has more than 10 million downloads and supports devices that run on Android M, 6.0 OS. As this app is compatible with my MotoG3 device, I downloaded its version 2.7.0 that comes with a file size of 4.18 MB.
Once installed, the Instant Heart Rate app uses a total storage space of 4.99 MB and it consumes an average 11 MB to maximum 132 MB of RAM.
Instant Heart Rate is the most accurate Heart Rate Monitoring app that you can install on your smartphone and unlike others, this app does not require any special hardware, which makes it more portable as well as user-friendly. The app is useful for:
- Real-time Photoplethysmogram (PPG) graph and heartbeats
- Heart rate measurements
- Cardio workout monitoring
How to use the IHRM?
The user interface (UI) of this app is simple, which makes it easy to use. When you first start Instant Heart Rate, it will show you a welcome screen containing brief information about the app and how can one use it.
The Instant Heart Rate app makes use of your phone camera to track color changes on your fingertip, which has a direct link to your pulse. In other words, we can call it as the Pulse oximetry technique.
Note: The app works best with devices that have flash. If your device does not come with a flash system, you should not waste your time with this free Android heart rate monitor app.
To check your Heart Rate, set the tip of your index finger on phone’s camera and start the app. To get a real-time chart of your heartbeats and for a better result, keep the finger placed for up to 10 seconds. When the app finishes its monitoring, a new window will open and it will display your Heart Rate. It will also load an option to share the recorded heart rate by email, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Bluetooth, etc.
Instant Heart Rate app users can also connect their Google Fit account, which allows them to use their heart rate data in other apps. Nevertheless, it comes with a timeline feature that enables users to store as well as view measurements, personal health hints, and aggregated view of data across all Azumio apps, which I find quite handy.
Note: To use the timeline feature, make sure that your device is on an active mobile data or Wi-Fi connection and you have an Azumio account. If you do not have it, create one.
Visit the Play Store to Download this free app
If you are looking forward to getting a fitness app for your Android device, go for the Instant Heart Rate app, it is the best and accurate. You should also consult a local doctor on weekly basis.