1. smalba's Avatar
    Watched a video and the s5 tells you not to move or talk while you test your heart rate. Well then how are you supposed to test it while you do cardio? Am I the only person that this doesn't make any sense to?

    Maybe you can still get a reading if you just try not to move your hand while you hold the phone or something? Is there any information about this at all or are we just only supposed to take our resting heart rate?
    03-22-2014 02:51 PM
  2. msavic6's Avatar
    They expect you to stop what your doing and then mesaure your heart rate. In theory, your heart rate should not have dropped too much during this period but I understand that people want a measurement while they are doing a fitness related activity.
    The gear fit band is way better suited for heart rate measurement than the S5 is. I suggest you look into the band if constant heart rate updates are something you need.

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    03-22-2014 03:00 PM
  3. Myronmack's Avatar
    If you're moving around while it's reading it won't guess a accurate heart rate, if you ever had your blood pressure checked the doctors tell you to relax and just breath smoothly, the heart rate sensor is more suited to people that work out and run etc

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    03-22-2014 03:02 PM
  4. smalba's Avatar
    They expect you to stop what your doing and then mesaure your heart rate. In theory, your heart rate should not have dropped too much during this period but I understand that people want a measurement while they are doing a fitness related activity.
    The gear fit band is way better suited for heart rate measurement than the S5 is. I suggest you look into the band if constant heart rate updates are something you need.

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    Does the gear fit give a constant reading? Just like all other heart rate monitors? If so I think I will pick one up. I need to check my heart rate every minute or so while I do cardio so I could use that.
    03-22-2014 03:08 PM
  5. msavic6's Avatar
    Does the gear fit give a constant reading? Just like all other heart rate monitors? If so I think I will pick one up. I need to check my heart rate every minute or so while I do cardio so I could use that.
    In the videos I have seen it gives you a constsnt heart rate reading gor the duration of your workout. It also tells you to speed up or slow down based on your heart rate.

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    03-22-2014 05:48 PM
  6. smooth3006's Avatar
    I dont need a phone to tell me my heart rate.
    03-22-2014 07:25 PM
  7. neiljay6's Avatar
    I dont need a phone to tell me my heart rate.
    You may not but someone else could find it quite handy.
    03-22-2014 07:56 PM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You may not but someone else could find it quite handy.
    I know it will be useful for me when I go to the gym

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    03-22-2014 10:00 PM
  9. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Watched a video and the s5 tells you not to move or talk while you test your heart rate. Well then how are you supposed to test it while you do cardio? Am I the only person that this doesn't make any sense to?

    Maybe you can still get a reading if you just try not to move your hand while you hold the phone or something? Is there any information about this at all or are we just only supposed to take our resting heart rate?
    I work in EMS. This is completely normal.
    03-23-2014 10:54 AM
  10. jackdubl's Avatar
    Anyone know how to check their pulse with a finger and take the reading? Been working for centuries.

    https://copy.com?r=cScoov
    03-23-2014 01:51 PM

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