Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor

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Test your HEART RATE right from your iPhone - unbelievable? Just try it out!

Your pulse is racing, your heart is in your mouth: It’s easy to determine your physical or mental condition based on your pulse - and not only when you’re excited. Measure your heart rate when you wake up, after a training session or before your next exam. Runtastic Heart Rate shows you how fast (or slow) your heart is beating at any given moment, no extra devices needed. Your iPhone will do the job.

- Measure your heart rate with your iPhone camera
- Graphs illustrate your measurements
- Different measuring types: resting HR, pre- & post-workout HR, maximum HR
- Upload your results to, compare and analyze your measurements by day, week or year
- Share your HR measurements in social networks like Facebook & Twitter or via email
- Integration with Apple Health

- Place and lightly hold your (index) finger against the back camera lens and flashlight
- Do not press too hard, otherwise blood circulation will be altered and the results could be
- When using an iPhone or iPad without a flashlight, be sure to take the measurement in a well-lit area (bright daylight works best)
- Remain calm and try not to move too much during the measurement, as this can compromise measurement accuracy
- Do not measure with cold fingers when the blood circulation is poor

Your resting heart rate varies depending on your age and training level. A very fit and athletic person has a lower resting HR than someone who’s hardly active. Eager to know if your fitness level has improved? Measure your heart rate on a regular basis and monitor the progress of your resting heart rate.

Download the Runtastic Heart Rate App today, check your heart rate regularly and show your friends how cool & calm you remain even when in a seemingly stressful situation!

WARNING: This is not a medical product.
If knowing your pulse rate is critical to your health, you need to have your pulse taken by a medical professional. Heart Rate Monitor is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any condition, or to be a substitute for professional medical care. Measurements and statistics are intended for informational and educational purposes only, to support general health and wellness. The Heart Rate Monitor app has not been tested with individuals with health conditions and has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor App Description & Overview

The applications Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor was published in the category Health & Fitness on 2013-01-24 and was developed by runtastic. The file size is 82.11 MB. The current version is 2.4.2 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

The reason for the update?

We've made a couple of improvements to make sure the app is fully functioning for you. Just install the update and continue with your usual activities :)

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Ads after purchase? Very difficult to use..  Newtonswdc  2 star

I bought the app, it works well but why do I *keep* getting ads?? It's makes the app very difficult to use because my eyeglasses fog up when I exercise and I don't wear contacts. I want to track my heart rate at the "Max HR" & immediately after exercise (and save the reading with the tag that says "after sport" or "Max HR"). But when I see an ad instead of the monitor, I often accidentally press the wrong thing. Then, I have to stop what I'm doing, walk over to my bag, get my glasses, exit from the ad, and by then it's too late to take my heart rate "after sport" or at "Max HR". Not what I expected.

Wickford Guy

Doesn’t work on my iPhone 8  Wickford Guy  1 star

I’ve used this app for several years before & after exercise, but it no longer works for me. I cannot get a heart rate in my iPhone 8. I try sometimes five or six times. It beeps & shows a heart rate, but always rejects it until my heart rates comes down to normal ranges. Very disappointing.


Why 2  762stop  2 star

They force you to use Facebook I won't. I can't even get in the app to tell you how it is


works great when ads don't block content  deef67  3 star

Very impressed with how well this captures heart rate with just an iphone. But popup ads that prevent the app from functioning (e.g. can't edit the type of reading because every time an ad appears instead of the app operating as it is supposed to) are really awful.


ads  Ccaarrllyy  2 star

pretty much get an ad every 2 taps. went to take one measurement and got 3 ads. yikes this app isn’t that good


Bad  Scot164278  1 star



It's alright  Anallerena2921  5 star

I don't know how accurate it is, but atleast it works lol


Pulse monitor  Tha99  5 star

Excellent tool for quick pulse and especially like the fact it maintains history. Even my cardiologist likes it and is recommending his patients that need to monitor pulse throughout the day to get this app. Great app!!


Not really helpful  Narnia_Maiden  1 star

How are you supposed to actually track your heart rate and monitor your pulse if you can only do it three times a day. Also, be aware that literally EVERY other feature other than those three checks are only available in the "Pro" version. Very disappointing. The free version is just a tease. Deleted.


Great  marcus.moraes1007  5 star

It works very well


Good good  Iceman1384  5 star

Really good


Using free version only  TootTootLogic  4 star

Good for checking your heart rate, don't need anything more than that

Old Codger2.

Same issue as Crimson seven  Old Codger2.  1 star

PRO veesion!!! Red circle fails to complete, and deafaults to same as CS! Useless! NOT happy!


Hard to get a reading  CrimsonSeven  2 star

Had a stroke, need to monitor. Using sleep cycle for nights, 'heart rate' for days. Heart rate can't seem to get my reading consistently, drops out to the 'how to use this' page. Sleep cycle works almost every time (couple of exceptions). Tried the HR support, lots of assistance but can't see how to give feedback, so here I am.


Very accurate  Matttubby  5 star

Consistently accurate readings validated using hospital monitor. Can't believe it's free.


Amazing  Merazzzz  5 star

Works a treat


Too many advertisements  TickingAlong  1 star

This used to be good. Now it's almost impossible to use because the ads have been increased. They're non stop. Just now I closed a couple and then before I could save my results another full screen ad obscured the save button, there was no close button! It had its own save button across the bottom of the screen which exited the app for its own page! TOO MANY INTRUSIVE ADS TOO FRUSTRATING TO USE AAARGH


Too many ads = delete app  FairPricingPlease  1 star

I can tolerate a certain number of ads in what is otherwise a free app. But full-page ads opening after almost every click? You've turned a previously useful app into rubbish.


Works but annoying full screen ads  teqteq  3 star

Detects reasonably quickly (but not the best). Full screen video ads are an annoying waste of bandwidth. The ExaMobile Cardiograph app is better

Never do anything in a hurry

Adverts always  Never do anything in a hurry  2 star

This was awesome for the first few days but now the constant ads make it useless.


super annoying ads  michael2014ishere  1 star

the ads are super super annoying


Great app  Daveheide  5 star

I use it ever day. I have checked it against Manuel pulse at the wrist and it is very accurate.


Excelente aplicación  Fredddono  5 star



It works  drh3177  5 star

All I wanted was BPM and that is what it gives you

ESV reader 1

Accurate  ESV reader 1  3 star

Pretty accurate but seems it won't record my history, but once, without PRO purchase. Disappointing.


This app + anxiety  duckduckfan  4 star

I've had insomnia for quite a while now and wanted to see what my heart rate was when I was up and around vs. in bed. I downloaded this app and wondered how it actually worked, so I googled it and to my surprise these apps do work as intended, but can be off by +/-1.5% or so. Technology's awesome. I only realized how truly great it is when recently I've been trying different medications. One of these side effects I've been having is anxiety attacks. I'll get in bed with a rate of around 70, it'll drop down to around 60 a little later, then I felt an attack coming on and just had to wait it out for a few hours. I checked it when it was at its peak and was amazed when I saw it at 120. I woke up later at 7am and was back down at around 60. Summary... this truly does work and is probably one of the most amazing apps I've ever used. I'd give it 5 stars, but I gave it 4 because like others have said as well, they need to stop the signup screen showing up first thing on every launch and they also need to stop showing the ads in the way they do. I have no problems with apps with video ads, but I do get frustrated when I want to see my heart rate right away, but a 30 second video ad shows. I'm frustrated for that small amount of time, but that goes away when I can start using it. All in all, a very great app. As Trump would say... it's a tremendous app... the most tremendous app I've ever used... and it's just great. Haha

Andy's wife 03

Heart Rate  Andy's wife 03  5 star

It is so important to monitor heart rates. Exercise, stress, thyroid issues, menopause etc. impact heart rates. If you have irregular heartbeats see your doctor. Wellbeing is key!


Keep it up!  Wipsap  4 star

Good app!...Thanks


Great App!  TDenoyrr  5 star

Keeps track of trend. Cardiologist appreciated the data.


Great app  Lmanzanet  5 star

Very helpful

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