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MyHeart Counts app review: manage your heart

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Introduction

It's incredible how much of your body relies on a healthy heart yet even with that information so many of us neglect that area of our body. The MyHeart Counts app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a new release that gives you a way to take part in some mobile medical research studies while learning about your heart so you can improve its health. The research is being conducted by Stanford Medicine at Stanford University and takes a look at all kinds of aspects of your day.

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MyHeart Counts

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A Personalized Look at your Heart

While Stanford Medicine is busy performing a research study on heart health, users will be able to benefit at the same time by learning about their own personal health. The MyHeart Counts app is an interesting under-taking that takes a look at and tracks your fitness level, your everyday activities, and what your cardiovascular risk is. The way it works is that it tracks your activities by using a wearable activity device that is then linked up with the Apple Health App. This could be the Apple Watch or sensors in your phone. The app will track your information and then provide you with feedback that is personalized.

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This brand-new release is free to use and doesn't require any in-app purchases. You'll need iOS 8.0 or later to use it and right now users have given it four out of five stars. Users appreciate that they are contributing to medical research while getting instant payoff with personalized feedback. Because this is a new app there are no updates as of yet.

Help with a research study and get personalized feedback
Help with a research study and get personalized feedback

Gathering Your Information

The MyHeart Counts app makes gathering your information simple and smooth so that you don't have to worry about a thing. There is a walking test that is offered and encouraged for participant's to take. It is six minutes in length and at the end it can shed light on a variety of health issues. The app can also provide you with blood pressure and cholesterol information and give you a "heart age" which may not necessarily match up with your actual age. Check out your risk score for stroke and heart disease, which again can act as a wake-up call.

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The app will provide you with notifications and reminders so you don't forget to use it and enter in information where needed. You can follow links to additional information as well to become more informed.

The information is very simple to record
The information is very simple to record

MyHeart Counts

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is easy and quick to use
  • Your information is tracked and recorded for medical research
  • You will receive personalized feedback
  • Get insight into your own heart health so you can determine what areas need to be worked on

Cons

  • This is a new release so there are bound to be some issues still
  • You need a wearable activity device to use it

Final Words

The MyHeart Counts app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users a chance to help with medical research in a simple and quick way. This app can prove to be quite informative and beneficial thanks to the personalized feedback.

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