ECG EKG Recorder for Polar H10 4+

Saves data displays live chart

Philipp Poeml

    • 4.0 • 17 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This App records three types of data from a Polar H10 heart rate sensor: electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate (HR) and the R-R interval (RR). Minimum firmware of the H10 for ECG to work is 3.0.35. Each type of data can also be displayed in a real time chart. Screenshots of the real time chart can be taken via the “save to photos” button. A video of the live chart can be recorded using the iOS screen recorder button from the iOS Control Center (maybe needs to be enabled via Settings —> Control Center).

If the user has an active subscription "Enable premium features" (IN-APP purchase), all data is saved to the ECG Recorder App's directory in the "Files" app, the file name being the timestamp when the recording started. All data is saved as an ascii text file. The text files contain one value per line and should be easily imported into other software for data processing. In addition, the premium features include live / real-time charts of ECG, HR, and RR.

ECG data: According to specifications ECG data is collected at a rate of 130 Hz (my device works at 130.061 Hz) in microvolts (µV). That means that there is one value every 7.692 milliseconds (ms). For 10 minutes recording that is 78000 values. When importing the data into e.g. Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers, you will receive one long column of µV values. You can divide all values by 1000 to receive millivolts (mV). You will need to create yourself a time column as well to be able to properly plot the data. If the time column shall be in seconds, it should have as values 0.007692, 0.015385, 0.023077, 0.030769, …. With that time column as X and the mV as Y you can plot a mV vs. seconds ECG.
The "Set marker" button in the ECG live chart adds a value of 2000 µV to the data. This value can be easily seen in a graph or found by searching through the data.

The open source software “EDFbrowser” can convert the ascii text files into .edf files which can be nicely browsed using the software. Some sample ECG data and demo videos for import into Apple Numbers and EDFBrowser are available at the Github site (

HR data: There is about one value for HR (average beats per minute, bpm) recorded per second. In case you want to plot the data you will need to create a time column with 1, 2, 3, 4, … seconds and so forth.

RR data: The RR interval is the time elapsed between two successive R-waves of the QRS signal on the electrocardiogram (the reciprocal is the HR). The RR intervals are recorded in ms.

The app is free to download to get a first impression and connect to a device. It is possible to see a few seconds of the live charts. To activate the premium features, please make one of the available IN-APP purchases. Each subscription has a one week free trial, so all features can be tried free of charge.

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Please note: This app is for informational purpose only. Use of the app and site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and you should promptly contact your own health care and/or provider regarding any medical conditions or medical questions that you have. THE APP AND WEB SITE DO NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE, AND NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT IS INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT.

What’s New

Version 1.5

- fixed automatic save of data in case of loss of connection.
- when connection is lost, an automatic re-connect is tried. in case of success the ecg stream is re-estalished. A new ECG data file with a new timestamp is created.
- please send comments, questions, bug reports to

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

nmresearcher ,

Works well but can’t seem to record ECG more than 2 hours

This app works really well & is easy to use. I want to get ECG recording through the night, but it seems to time out after 2 hours & then doesn’t even save the ECG file up to that point. Is there any work around for this??

RR intervals and HR record for extended period (>5 hours) with no issues.

Developer Response ,

Hi and thanks for the review. Can you contact support at to solve your issues? It is a bit strange, because since version 1.3 or so ECG data gets autosaved in case of a disconnect of the H10. Also, with my H10 I was able to record over night, more thatn 12 hours. Maybe we can also find out what is disconecting, the H10, or the receiving device. Thanks.

Maxwell Rock ,

Exactly what I was looking for!

Purchased a Polar H10 after reading study after study where they are used to record ECGs. Immediately realized that neither Polar nor Apple support monitoring/recording of the ECG data that is output from the H10. Spent days looking for something like this app, and then there it was! It’s does exactly what you’d want: it displays and/or records ECG output. It’s a great app, and the developer is quick to respond to questions or feedback. I wish everything worked this way!

Francesca_sf ,

Great app!

This app does exactly what I need: to record the output of my Polar H10 in a continuous stream that can be saved.

However, I purchased this app on my iPhone. When I opened it on my iPad, I was asked to pay again. Should this app work on both my iPhone and iPad which are on the same iCloud account?

Thanks for offering such a useful app.

Developer Response ,

Hi, tanks for the review. Yes, it should work on multiple devices without paying more than once. Are you sure you installed both times with the same Apple ID? Please contact support at Thanks!

App Privacy

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