The first scientifically validated Heart Rate Variability (HRV) app. HRV4Training provides HRV based insights to help you quantify stress,
better balance training and lifestyle, and improve performance. HRV4Training does not require a heart rate monitor, since it can accurately assess your HRV using the phone's camera.
HRV4Training also works with Apple Watch, the Oura ring and all compatible Bluetooth SMART sensors.
HRV4Training is also the first app that goes beyond simple measurements and provides insights on:
1) acute or day to day HRV changes in response to different stressors (alcohol, travel, sick days, training, menstruation, etc.)
2) long term multi-parameter trends to look at the big picture
3) correlations between physiological measurements and annotations
4) training load analysis, fitness, fatigue, readiness to perform and injury risk
5) VO2max estimation for runners linking the app to Strava or TrainingPeaks and using a heart rate monitor during their workouts
6) Training Polarization analysis (or 80/20)
7) Lactate Threshold Estimation for runners linking the app to Strava or TrainingPeaks and using a heart rate monitor during their workouts
8) Weekly and monthly summaries to track progress.
All data is processed inside the app in order to provide you with actionable interpretations that can help optimizing your training plan and performance.
Supported devices for the camera measurement: iPhones 5, 5S, 6, 6S, 6+, 6S+, SE, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 14, 14 Plus, 14 Max, 14 Pro, 15, 15 Max, 15 Pro
Currently unsupported devices for the camera measurement: iPhones 4S, iPads and iPods - These devices require a chest strap.
- HRV-based advice helps you to adapt your trainings based on objective measures of recovery
- TAGS: lets you tag your sleep, mental energy, muscle fatigue, stress and all other parameters that can help you understand what is influencing your physical condition and physiological stress
- Works with Bluetooth SMART heart rate monitors (a Polar H7 is recommended) or simply your phone's Camera
- Integrates with the Health app (writes heart rate, and sleep, read sleep time)
- Configurable test (single or orthostatic, choose test duration between 1, 3 or 5 minutes)
- Extracts and stores the following features while lying down and/or standing: heart rate, mean of beat-to-beat intervals (AVNN), standard deviation of beat-to-beat intervals (SDNN), square root of the mean squared difference of successive R-Rs (rMSSD), number of pairs of successive R-Rs that differ by more than 50 ms (pNN50), low frequency power (LF, 0.04-0.15 Hz), high frequency power (HF, 0.15-0.40 Hz)
- Shows the PPG signal view to ensure signal quality during the test if the camera is used instead of a bluetooth SMART sensor
- HRV4T Recovery Points to provide a single, straightforward metric to analyze your physical condition
- Population summaries and people like you comparisons to put your data into perspective
- Analysis of compliance and consistency
- Data export via email or Dropbox
- Integrates with TrainingPeaks, Oura, Strava and Coros
HRV4Training requires to register an account with your email address, so that your data can be backed up safely and retrieved in case anything happens (app issue, changing phone, etc.).
If you like the updates, please take a few minutes to the review the app. It makes a difference. Thanks!
For any issues, or quick questions contact: hello@HRV4Training.com or use @altini_marco on Twitter
p.s. let us know if you'd like to experiment more. Happy to send you Camera HRV for free.
Marco & Ale
Ratings and Reviews
Cool idea, excellent metrics, terrible execution
The ability to measure with a Bluetooth HR strap has degraded significantly. Seriously, Healthnis recording my HR at 54bpm right now, and HRV4TRAINING is showing 154, 99,167, 44, 138, etc. at the end of the measurement “signal quality not optimal, please try again later”.
It all worked flawlessly until the developer started pushing their “pro” website. Now it is almost impossible to get an “optimal reading”. Given the significant investment in time you have to put in to get information out, the readings should not be impossibly finicky. I’ve compared performance to an Apple Watch, a Garmin Fenix, and Elite HRV app. None are as finicky in getting a good reading as HRV4TRAINING has become.
Supplements Watch Data for Managing Chronic Health Conditions
I supplement my Apple Watch data with this manual HRV reading every morning to monitor my parasympathetic system that's affected by a chronic neurological health condition. I've taken my reading every morning for more than a year under consistent conditions, same finger on the camera at the same time every morning prior to any external stimulants like food, coffee or activity, and I find the reading to be an accurate predictor of how I'm going to feel and fare for the rest of the day (low parasympathetic frequency means my body is struggling.) I've also had times where my HRV reading is super low but I feel fine and I think pffft this thing is off, and then I come down with a virus three days later, proving again that the HRV app knows if I'm sick before I know I'm sick!!
I've taken measurements with this app while simultaneously checking heart rate with both an oximeter and my Apple Watch, and HR has been accurate so maybe those reviewers who had accuracy issues had older phones. Even my doctors find this data fascinating, since the correlation to my neurological symptoms has proven time and again to be accurate. Another great tool to have in my health management toolbox!
The best app out there for HRV!
What can I say I’m impressed. I’ve tested and downloaded several other HRV apps but they either required an external or didn’t support the new Apple Watch feature that supports HRV. Even though this app doesn’t support the Apple Watch either, it still offered the ability to use my existing iPhone. Don’t be fooled, the iPhone camera works just as great. I used to use the camera for other things to measure HR and I found it to be just as accurate. The HRV was spot on at least referencing against the Apple Watch readings.
As for the app, there are some bugs that I’ve worked with Marco to resolve so while minor he has worked with me. I do acknowledge that most of these HRV apps tend to favor runners, cyclists, or triathletes. Fitness and CrossFit folks are just as interested in peak training. Remember us too!
Lastly, the insights are great and this is the kind of easy advice I was looking for. Integration with other apps to include Strava and Training Peaks is a plus. A negative is the inability to get into the weeds with your data or edit but I just found out they have a Coach app that will allow you to do that and I might have to investigate that!
Overall very impressed and hope they keep developing this app.
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- A.S.M.A. B.V.
- 36.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
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- © Marco Altini 2013
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.