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Heart Rate Technology

Benefits of heart monitoring technology..

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Heart Rate Technology to..

Know your heart and body

Considerations for Heart Monitoring 

What's important for you?

Heart Rate

  • What and how accurate?

  • ECG, EKG

Style & Form

  • eg. Watch, Chest strap, Arm band or Wearable

  • Analog or digital

  • Accessories

Continuous or As Needed

  • Always tracking eg watch or as needed eg blood pressure cuff or during exercise

  • Battery life

Functions & Compatibility

  • Interest in other features like sleep, fall detection or alerts.

  • Ability to share history with others/ GP

  • Compatibility with smartphone, other apps

  • Requires smartphone or can capture independently then sync

Price and Brand 

  • Choose a reputable brand with support, privacy handling and upgradable software

  • Wide range of prices

  • Check out reviews

Heart Rate Monitoring Products...

The following products should not be considered life saving devices.   Refer to your GP, Health Professional and the Product Manufacturer to determine what's right for you.  Read important notes

Apple Watch

Built with your heart in mind. Apple Watch Series 5 monitors your heart throughout the day., Check your heart rate, keep track of your heart’s performance. Detects unusually high or low heart rates and it alerts you — even when you don’t feel symptoms.
 

Apple Watch Series 5 checks your heart and alerts you to these irregularities, so you can take immediate action and consult your doctor.

Approx. Price $650

AliveCor Heart Rate Monitor (Kardia)

The medical grade tracings are comparable to Lead I on standard ECG machines. The AliveCor KardiaMobile ECG is a single-channel cardiac event recorder. It consists of a device and app that enables you to record and review electrocardiograms (ECG's) anywhere, anytime. The device attaches to the back of most iOS and Android devices, and communicates wirelessly with the free Kardia app, providing powerful display, analysis and communication capabilities. Designed for health professionals and consumers.

Approx. Price $199

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Omron Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7320 (AU & NZ)

Fully automatic. Irregular Heartbeat detection, stores 90 readings with memory date and time, colour reading indicator. Enhanced IntelliSense Technology

Products are Clinically validated and meet the highest standards of precision and reliability from the sectors most trusted organisations.

Approx. Price $246

POLAR H10 Heart Rate Sensor Chest Strap

Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor Running Exercise Fitness Chest Strap Monitor. The most accurate heart rate sensor in Polar's history. ECG as a method. Monitor your heart rate with maximum precision and connect your heart rate to a great variety of training devices with Bluetooth and ANT+. Receives software updates. GoPro Hero 5 compatibility. 400 hours of battery operation. Revised strap design provides the comfort and security needed when exercising.

Approx. Price $150

Fitbit Charge 4

Workout Intensity Map: Get a map of your exercise route and your heart rate zones throughout to see where you put in the most effort.
Heart Rate Zones: See when you are in your personalised fat burn, cardio or peak heart rate zones to optimise effort during workouts.

Resting Heart Rate:Wear Fitbit Charge 4 all day and night to record and reveal your resting heart rate, track heart rate trends over time, and follow your progress.

Approx. Price $249

iHealth Feel Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor & Cuff

Accurate blood pressure monitoring right at home.

A sensor in the iHealth® Feel detects for irregular heartbeats and if detected, a heart icon with double brackets will be displayed with your pulse results.

Stores results in a digital log book; Export to share with a Doctor

Approx. Price $179

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Garmin vívomove® HR

Stylish Hybrid Smartwatch with Hidden Touchscreen Display and Real Watch Hands.    24/7 heart rate² monitoring with Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology
Wellness monitoring tools, such as all-day stress tracking and a relaxation timer, help you manage stress; includes advanced sleep monitoring with REM sleep
Displays steps, calories, distance, heart rate, intensity minutes² and VO2 max.

Approx. Price $449

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Qardiocore WEARABLE ECG/EKG

(Stock availability varies)

Medical Grade ECG
Complete heart health tracking
Continuous wireless ECG
Respiratory rate, HR and HR variability
Skin temperature
Activity tracking
360° heart performance analysis
Charts and graphs
Timeline summary
Notes and symptoms tracking
Share your data with your doctor
Wireless continuous ECG monitor

 

Approx. Price $699

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Get a better insight into your heart rate and workout with the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This smartwatch can even help you master the art of sleep and managing stressEnjoy connectivity and freedom with the new Galaxy Watch with cellular connectivity.* Talk and text, maintain your health and wellness goals, and stay connected with a long-lasting battery, 

Approx. Price $549

POLAR Vantage V TITAN

Polar Vantage V Titan measures heart rate from the wrist with the Precision Prime sensor fusion technology. Polar’s comprehensive range of heart rate tracking solutions helps you find the optimal heart rate monitoring method for your sports.

Approx. Price $800

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Withings Steel HR

24/7 heart rate monitoring
With its 25 days of battery life, Steel HR takes readings around the clock to give a holistic view of your heart. Enjoy heart rate tracking day & night plus continuous tracking during workouts.

See also Withings MOVE ECG, which can also take an electrocardiogram (ECG) and warn you to the symptoms of atrial fibrillation; and their most advanced wearable ever, the clinically tested SCANWATCH due later in 2020.

Approx. Price $359

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Please note

These should not be considered life saving devices. Always consult your Doctor or Health Professional for advice.

We don't endorse these products; nor do we receive any benefit from listing the products below. 

This list is not exhaustive given the hundreds of products on the market.

How we've selected the devices below:

  • Based on Australian and International reviews

  • Reputable brands with support and warranties

  • Heart functionality well-reviewed, tested and with good accuracy

  • Features well rounded, open design and data able to be exported or shared with your Doctor if wanted

  • Based on our global search algorithm and range of factors

 
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