You can get rid of all the apps because this one is all-in-one. Hear me out because I never write reviews. I merely give stars IF an app bugs me enough. This app will not by you, worry not. I’ve simply been called upon by my laziness to spread the word.
USER INTERFACE: This is the easiest yet the most comprehensive health app you can get for your devices and specifically Apple Watch. I’ve tried every single “heart” incorporated app on the market and none compare to the options as this one. Both the app for iPhone and Apple Watch have an beautiful, simple, detailed layout you can’t help but WANT to utilize it or play with all the options. That UI, wow, with detailed breakdowns daily, weekly, monthly. What is it breaking down? A lot. Everything.
AVATAR OF AWESOMENESS: I appreciate having the option of an avatar. I also love how the avatar gets *larger* if you don’t meet your daily goals and it will turn into superhuman with an epically geeky yet appreciated cape if you do meet goals. It’s fun! It keeps me looking (please add to the watch too!).
EXORCISE: It includes numerous basic and not so basic indoor exorcises you can track that are never in apps. Obviously it offers outdoor activities as well, which is green so you know it’s outdoors....like grass. Some excellent examples of unique to this app goals are core training, mixed cardio, prep/recover, stairs, boxing, cross training, flexibility, jump rope and even HIIT—the list is extensive but you see how varied it is with these few options I’ve shared. There are many, many more you can add and remove as you deem fit.
LOADED OPTIONS: unique options it offers besides an avatar that can visibly get out of shape on the daily and an excellent exorcise offering is sleep tracking, pulse, move, steps, exceptionally great complications for Apple Watch and another unique option is temperature! I love “speak” so so you add even more options like blood sugar (if you track that daily), weight, food, manual blood pressure, fat.
Thank you devs!
My original review of the V4 redesign of this app was rather harsh w/ a rating of only 2 as I had expectations of a real time heart monitor display via a complication on the Apple Watch. I complained that the developer did not properly vet the software as it did not provide that and other functionality in software options I needed. The developer emailed me and in the interim I began to do my own personal additional research. The Apple Watch currently reads the heart rate BPM via the rear sensor at rest in @ 10 minute intervals. Its hardware is not designed for real time bpm monitoring. The BPM monitoring/sampling rate does increase however based on the intensity of workout but still never reaches real time. Regarding the other software options I was missing, the developer was kind enough to direct me through the new menu system to find what I needed. It was there all along but I did not find it so my apologies to the dev team for any negative impact my initial review may have caused. I highly recommend this application to anyone seeking on in the genre. It has been my goto since the purchase of my Apple Watch nearly 2 years ago.
There’s nothing like this out there. HeadUp is a great tool, but nowhere near on this level. I’d say a performance athlete couldn’t do without metrics like this, but it’s also just as user friendly and helpful for an everyday user. I knew sleep was a missing part of my equation for fitness but it’s such a PITA to accurately track. This app simplifies it beautifully. It’s not about getting the perfect night of sleep, but rather about knowing how your habits might affect that sleep. For example I knew alcohol affects your sleep, but seeing it actually reflected in my sleep quality was a huge eye opener. Same for sleep consistency, and other sleep habits. And this and it’s companion apps help with so much more than sleep. Their entire suite of health apps is completely worth it and cheaper as a bundle. Very happy with this purchase.
If I had a favorite developer it would definitely be this app’s. It is evident that they put their heart(watch) and soul into their work. The native Apple Health app barely scratches the surface compared to what this app gives you. If you love to see data presented to you in a digestible fashion, then this app is for you. The best part is that you don’t have to do anything but wear your watch. It takes a bit to get used to, but there is an explanation for EVERY feature if you don’t understand something. The app is worth every dollar and then some! I also have their sister app AutoSleep and it’s on the same level as this one.
Updated the app yesterday and today noticed during my workout that the app no longer tracks BP on the apple watch and my entire history has been erased completely. Roughly a years worth of data is now gone and syncing to healthkit does nothing to recover this info. I started having issues with the entire suite of apps this company offers starting with autowake a few months ago. Slowly but surely all their apps have become useless and unusable. I will be finding new apps to track my heart rate, sleep and wake schedule as these people took their money and ran.
Since the “major” update 2 months ago the app does nothing. It won’t measure heart rate, it reports no data on the iPhone screens. It has become useless. Uninstalling and reinstalling do nothing. There is no point to the app now. There is no troubleshooting help in any of the (overly wordy) online documentation. I know the developer will say contact them for support, but I have no time to get into an interminable email exchange with support. Make an app that works, don’t break it with updates, provide accessible documentation online.
this app is ok, it can be cool but it is also very negative. as someone who has anxiety i really don’t like how it makes things seem negative. Being in the “red” when it’s actually normal makes one feel not normal. The classification system is almost like a scare tactic. The app works good and as i said it’s cool to track things but they should really re think how they show the data to people. For 3.99 it’s not a huge deal but If this was a free app i would delete it, i’m only keeping it because it cost money.
I wrote an earlier review that I was not happy. After an email from David Walsh for support, the fix was a simple selection/reboot and now, the information that is available is sooooo much that it will take a few days to understand it all! Thank you for the support David! If you like to see your body respond to your fitness, this is the app for you. It gives trends, which is motivating. If you are just starting a fitness routine, this will give you the feedback on your efforts. Excellent app!!
The team that created this and it’s sister sleep app are awesome. I have both apps and both are fantastic!!! I have learned so much more about my sleep patterns and current heart health that I would not have known. The heart app (with my Apple Watch) helped me identify a tachycardia issue to bring up with my doc. Together we are finding a way to fix that and both of these apps are helping me track my improvements. Thank you to the great team that made and is maintaining these!!!
I love this APP and use it along with the sister APP AutoSleep. Very detailed meters and graphs to understand your heart rate and pulse function and trends throughout the day. View daily metering and understand your health. Easy to use as you wear your Apple Watch and simply let the APP log your data for viewing. I just had a major surgery and this is a valuable tool during recovery and beyond. Highly recommended and Cudos to the talented developer team. ❤️. John