This app is available in two different versions. With the Lite version, you must manually synchronize the pulse. To do this, simply feel your pulse on your wrist and touch the same time the touch screen. Then the heart symbol appears and begins to pulsate and the ECG chart starts animating.
The full version requires additional hardware. To run this app you need the HMB | TEC ® pulse-receiver and a Polar ®-compatible chest strap. The pulse receiver plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPad, or iPod touch. You do not need extra batteries.
With this ingenious app, you can measure with your iPhone ™ 3G, 3GS, iPad ™ or iPod ™ touch your heart pulse rate, and use as a training computer. This procedure requires the HMB | TEC™ pulse-receiver and a Polar-compatible chest strap. (these are almost all standard straps. The heart rate monitor is measuring your ECG signal and displays your heart rate in bpm (beats per minute). For visual inspection the display shows a synchronously beating heart and an animated ECG chart.
The app measures the actual, real heartbeat frequency (it is not just a cheap simulation!) that assigns the measured value of a training target zone, which is tailored to your age. At the beginning of your workout program you determine your resting heart rate by pressing a "stethoscope"-Button. Based on your age the maximum heart rate (MHR) will be calculated and stored in memory. During your training course your heart rate is measured continuously and compared to the previously measured MHR-value. Depending on the physical strain you will get a feedback on the achieved training target zone (see table).
You may your training at any time or when reaching a desired target zone. Now just press the "CHECK" button and the software continues to measure your heart rate exactly one minute while comparing your heart rate to your original resting heart rate. On a traffic lights scale of you can track how your pulse will slowly approach that level. After expiry of one minute, you will receive an evaluation reading rated in "%". Here, a display of 100% means that you have achieved within that minute again resting heart rate.
This app is not a scientific or medical device and should not be used for medical applications. The obtained results are given as indicative benchmarks and have no medical benefit. This app and the implemented heart rate monitor not used to control vital bodily functions and parameters seriously.
Table 1: TARGET ZONES
1: Health Zone:
This amounts to 50-60% of maximum heart rate.
2: Fat Burning Zone:
This is approximately 60-70% of maximum heart rate.
3: Aerobic Zone:
This is approximately 70-80% of maximum heart rate.
4: Anaerobic Zone:
This amounts to about 80-90% of maximum heart rate.
5: Red Zone:
This amounts to 90-100% of maximum heart rate.
For the operation of this app, you need the HMB | TEC ® Pulse-PR-2010 receiver and a Polar ™ compatible heart rate chest strap. You can order the PR-2010 pulse receiver adapter at the HMB | TEC ® online store. There you can also purchse a suitable wrest strap and arm band to carry fore iPhone.
HMBTEC does not take over any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, the use or application of this information and the software described.