Heart Rate Monitor
Heart Rate Monitor is exactly what one would expect from a heart rate monitor app. It makes it easy check your heart rate by placing your finger on the rear camera lens or aiming the front facing camera at your face from about 15-20 cm away. I used my finger on the rear camera primarily during my tests. I found this mode to be easier to use and it seemed to provide more consistent test results. It was also less awkward then staring at my face in the gym while waiting for my pulse to be taken.
Heart Rate Monitor functioned as advertised and expected. The app’s interface is intuitive and user-friendly. It took me seconds to figure out how to use all its features. And at $1.99 it is not going to break the bank. It was annoying to stop exercising to take my pulse to avoid dropping my new iPhone 6. Overall, Heart Rate Monitor app is easy to use and is a simple and reliable way to check your pulse. The app is not a medical app, but gets the job done and confirmed that I am still alive. I can’t wait to see how Sport.com integrates its Heart Rate Monitor with HealthKit. We will update our review then.
Heart Rate Monitor read my heart rate in 10 seconds or less and provided my results in an easy to read format.
Heart Rate Monitor provides a handy chart with “Exercise Zones” for comparison (and suggests you consult with your doctor and trainer).
Heart Rate Monitor saves a “History” of all my test results so I can review and compare the results at my leisure and with my doctor or trainer.
Heart Rate Monitor also provides a “Graph” of my daily heart rate tests