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Well, you often get what you pay for. It's a bit more expensive than the polar strap, and w/ the warranty, it seems legit, so why not.@sometexan84 - any thoughts on this device?
This page has the Elite finger one you mentioned, along with some others. Then the Garmin, Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc?
You can set HR zones with an alarm but not AT.Does it alarm if you go over your set AT, do you know?
From the reading I have done the technology for measuring oxygen saturation on fitness trackers is not accurate yet. For measuring it accurately during sleep, at this point I think you will need a sophisticated pulse ox rather than a fitness tracker. Some of the trackers claim to measure ox saturation but their data has not proved to be reliable.and pulse ox during sleep, etc.
I tried this app for a couple of months and found that the readings were meaningless--almost every single one showed extremely high HRV, the interpretations were confusing (you have enough energy to go for it today! when I was bed bound, or the reverse). I know the thing is free and the technology rudimentary, but I thought I would get a sense of how HRV reflects how I feel, what I could learn from it.I'm using welltory.
I tried this app for a couple of months and found that the readings were meaningless--almost every single one showed extremely high HRV, the interpretations were confusing (you have enough energy to go for it today! when I was bed bound, or the reverse). I know the thing is free and the technology rudimentary, but I thought I would get a sense of how HRV reflects how I feel, what I could learn from it.
I deleted the app last week because I was learning nothing. That said...I would be really interested in what you notice, @gbells, after using it for a bit.
Ok. I'll repost back after I've got the baseline set. So for this morning's reading shows a good stress recovery from 14% yesterday evening after I did a lot of light work (2 hours) back up to 34% at waking.
fwiw, the elitehrv mobile app is also free and may be more accurate.I'm using welltory. It's free and just uses the phone's flash and video. I need to remember to do the morning baseline. So far my fatigue scores are really bad, 14%, which correlates with my energy spoons. It definitely is interesting. Thanks for the idea to monitor HRV.
So - how long does it take to get a reading with these things? Do you just have to wear it for a minute or so? How does it determine anything having to do with sleep? You don't wear it all night do you? Or do you just compare night time readings with morning?