This app is from the people who wrote the book on using heart rate monitors to get healthier, stronger, and fitter…literally…and have been coaching and training others with monitors for over 35 years.

Heart Zones Training™ app is all about you and your heart rate, your heart health. It’s simple. It’s easy to use. And, this is one of the best companions (OK - we think it’s the best) to make your heart rate monitor your best friend. Heart Zones Training™ app is for any workout type - cardio, strength, flexibility - and any activity - walking, running, skating, cycling, hiking, cross training, hey - snowshoeing - to help keep your heart healthy and your stress low.

Here’s why and what you get and it is all for free:

** The only app that does heart rate AND step tracking.
** Data: Gives you fifteen key data points live, while you are working out
** Motivates: As you use it watch your progress in the zones on the graph
** Choice: Three different heart zone systems for you to choose from - and we hold the copyrights and US federal patent on them.
** Save it: Provides you with the results of your workout after finishing posting to History
**FIT Points: You can see how many exercise points you earned - quality
** Freedom: You pick within the app the transmitter belt and sensor that you are using - for free
** Free Workouts: There are three workouts for free - have fun with them, there are more coming
** Optimize: The only app that optimizes your workout because you fill paint buckets with the amount of time in the zone during the workout so you can do the workout right
** Other apps: You can run other apps for mapping, distance, speed in the background so you can enjoy workout out to the beat of your heart
** Hassle free: You don’t have to log in, or upload, or fight a password - rather, Just Go.
** Brag: You can share your workout my email
** Energy: Find out how many calories you burned during your workout
** Power: For cyclist, select “Just Ride” and you can read data from your power meter
**Calories Expended: During the workout or at the end of the workout - Kcals

Paint Bucket Display: If you choose one of the workouts called “Easy 30” or “Moderate 45” or "Vigorous 60” the paint bucket functionality of time in zones is turned on. This screen display shows five different paint buckets which fill during your workout with the matching color of the zones. The goal is to fill each of the buckets without spilling over. If a bucket is not full then there wasn’t enough time spent in that specific zone and likewise, if the bucket is spilling over, there is too much time spent in that zone. As your workout progresses, there is a count-down timer below the image of the buck to show the amount of time left until the buck is full.

Oh, one really huge final feature, this simple powerful app was created by the woman who wrote the first book on training with a heart rate monitor, who created the first PE program for schools and health clubs using a heart rate monitor, and who has now published over 10 titles using a heart rate monitor for weight loss, running, cycling, triathlon, personal coaching and training - she’s the pioneer and the developer of Heart Zones Training™ - Hall of Fame triathlete Sally Edwards.

Notice posted July 31, 2017: This may have difficulty connecting to certain sensors if your iPad or iPhone does not have Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE 4.0) capabilities. The Apple iPad Gen 3 is the first iPad that is Bluetooth 4.0 capable. Gen 1 and Gen 2 iPads might experience incompatibility with any sensor, such as the Blink Armband, that uses BLE 4.0 The first BLE 4.0 compatible iPhone is the 4S. The iPhone 4 and prior iPhones might experience this same incompatibility issue.

Now, go have some fun, use your iPhone and the Heart Zones Training™ app for the 3 M’s: monitor, measure, and manage your workouts as you do the 3E’s: be entertained, be educated, and be engaged.

What’s New

Version 2.1.21

updated save history feature.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Xrdafu ,

It can be better

I've been using this app for months. So far I like It as a simple heartbeats monitor. I hope the developer improve It by adding some statistics function to show weekly cumulative result so that I can track my work out especially calories burnt on week/month basis.

bpeltzman ,

Best heart rate monitoring app available

I've personally tried over a dozen heart rate apps on my iPhone; and Heart Zones Training is by far the best. The latest version fixed all of the old display issues and the new look and feel makes it easier to view the many statistics that are collected during an exercise activity. I also picked up an amazing amount of exercise performance information on the developers website. I highly recommend this app.

HawaiiDiva ,

Lots of challenges

I’ve used this for two years and have had multiple issues. Sometimes it won’t read the sensor. Most recently the app is not recording and storing my data; when going to History, it is blank. Customer Service had restart phone, still same issues. Then they had me uninstall and reinstall the app, not only am I having the exact same issues, all previous data has been lost as well.
It does not sync with my Garmin watch it Garmin app, so that is another negative.
Considering moving on to a different product.


Upbeat Workouts
24.5 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Heart Zones, Inc.


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