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Heart Analyzer Optimizes Your Heart Health
Apple Watch is an amazing tool. It is full of sensors that can give you a wealth of information on your body, your activity, and…
Apple Watch is an amazing tool. It is full of sensors that can give you a wealth of information on your body, your activity, and your health. But much of that data doesn’t mean all that much unless you understand how to interpret it. Heart Analyzer aims to remove the obfuscation and make sense of the heart data you already have access to.
The dashboard of Heart Analyzer is home to a litany of charts, tables, and graphs, pulling in information from the Health app. Atop is your days average heart rate, followed by the minimum, maximum, and resting rates. A pill tab bar breaks down further metrics of your heart and vitals, activity, and additional data.
You can take a look at your week’s average hear rate, the day’s trend chart, your O2 range, your respiratory rate, and your day vs night resting heart rate. Activity shows your activity rings, calories burnt, and cardio points you’ve earned.
That brings you to the main heart rate chart. This chart can go full screen, but otherwise is color-coded to allow you to see irregularities or heart rates that are drifting too high or low. When full screen, you can see every single data point that was collected, as well as the line chart overlaid.
The metrics tab is fun if you want to see deeper analytics. These charts take you further into the data and plots them over variable timelines. See your heart rate averages, day/night resting, average heart rate trends, and more over the course of a day, a week, a month, and in some cases — yearly quarters. It can also show you how many data points it collected. For example, this month it captured almost 5,600 individual heart rate readings for me in this past month. That’s a whole lot data.
With the newly-released version 9 of Heart Analyzer, there are new features to love with all your heart. The Home Screen has been redesigned, which is impressive because it didn’t look bad before by any means. There are also newfound PDF reports that can be generated as a summary of your heart health. These reports can be configured to show the data you need.
Lastly, the app now supports respiratory rates. Apple added the ability to track respiratory rates with iOS 15 and watchOS 8 and allows third-party apps to read this data as well.
This app does an excellent job showing your data. The app is clean and well designed with vibrant graphs and colors on clean, dark backgrounds. If you dig data, and are big on your health, Heart Analyzer is worth a download.
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