Instant Heart Rate Measures Your Heart Rate With Your Phone's Camera

Instant Heart Rate Measures Your Heart Rate with Your Phone's Camera

Android: If modern sensor technology has taught us one semi-creepy thing, it's that reading your heart rate is stupidly easy. Now, Android users can join the action with Instant Heart Rate.

To use the app, you place your finger over the camera. It will then turn on your camera's LED to illuminate your finger and allow it to sense your heart rate. While it can't be guaranteed to be as accurate as proper medical tools (and should not be used as such), it can do a down and dirty job to get you in the ballpark.

Instant Heart Rate [Google Play Store via gHacks]


    Why does this app need full network permissions?

    It's been available on Android for a couple of years. I've always found it difficult to get going but I haven't used it in a long time so it may have improved dramatically. In concept it's pretty damn cool!

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