With Welltory, you can measure your heart rate variability using your smartphone camera, heart rate monitor supporting Bluetooth data transfer, or Apple Watch (if you have an iPhone). Note that HRV measurement is not an electrocardiogram (ECG) recording, and it can't be used as a substitute for ECG or a medical check-up.
By default, your measurements will be taken with the camera — you’ll just need to allow Welltory to use it at sign-up. If you don’t feel comfortable using the automatically chosen camera:
- iPhone users can switch to another one. Go to Menu — Settings — Heart rate monitor. We recommend choosing the camera closest to the flashlight.
- Android smartphones, unfortunately, don’t allow their users to choose another camera.
Learn more about taking measurements with your smartphone camera.
Information for iPhone users:
- If you have connected Apple Health to Welltory, you don’t need to take any further steps to share your Apple Watch data with us. If you haven’t, see the instructions here.
- Learn more about Apple Watch measurements here.
In heart rate monitor settings, you can also connect your heart rate monitor. After Welltory performs its search, choose your device from the list.
- Welltory supports most Bluetooth (BLE) heart rate monitors that can measure heart rate variability. Read more on compatible and incompatible devices here.
Note: we recommend the BLE heart rate monitors for longer 300-RR-interval measurements. In their results, you can get Frequency analysis with frequency domain scores. To get this analysis, head to Menu > Settings > Measurement settings and choose 300 beat mode.
Unfortunately, some heart rate monitors don’t use the Bluetooth protocol, or their developers don’t allow access to their measurement data. However, as soon as a popular BLE device supports data sharing, we take every effort to enable its integration with Welltory.