Heart Rate

Irregular Heart Rate? There’s An App For That

Irregular Heart Rate? There’s An App For That

A smartphone app, combined with a hand-held wireless single lead heart monitor (ECG), could feasibly be used to test for irregular heart rate, a potentially fatal condition known as atrial fibrillation or AF for short, suggests new research. The method is cheap and accessible and so might be particularly useful…

Polar’s New Fitness Tracker Is A Full-On Android Smartwatch

Polar’s New Fitness Tracker Is A Full-On Android Smartwatch

Polar’s new M600 is a full-on Android Wear smartwatch. While there are already plenty of smartwatches that incorporate heart rate tracking, Polar’s technology, which uses six LEDs and a custom-developed algorithm, has always been deemed one of the most accurate. So if you’re an avid runner who can’t be separated…

Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — but decided not to ship two of them till 2015. Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, we believe the Charge HR…