Measure and calculate heart and respiratory rates using your iPhone or Apple Watch. All that's required is that you be able to feel a radial pulse rate or observe a respiratory rate, and then tap!

After a few recorded samples your rate will be displayed. Practice to become more proficient and accurate. If you're a healthcare professional (nurse, EMT, etc.) be sure to practice and compare your rates to those obtained using more traditional techniques and/or diagnostic measurement tools. Once you're comfortable using TapRate you'll be able to obtain heart and respiratory rates within seconds, which is way faster than waiting 15 or 30 seconds doing the same thing manually.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Fixed a problem on the watch where some views couldn't be dismissed. Additionally, added the ability to select the rate at which the display changes to the color red to indicate tachycardia or tachypnea. You can also disable this feature by setting the rapid rate value to 0 (off). You can also play a sound every time a tap is made.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Slacker1022 ,

By FAR the best app for heart and respiratory rates!

Update: Thank you for bringing Tap Rate back to Apple Watch! After accessing it from my watch, I have enthusiastically recommended it to my coworkers again! There is just one thing that would make me like it better. I wish there was a way to turn off the feature that turns the number red when it goes above a certain value. I understand the app is meant for human use, and a human a heart rate of 150 would be concerning, but I use the app for monitoring animal vitals. A small dog with a heart rate that high is perfectly normal. This isn’t a deal breaker by any means, just a tiny bit of annoyance that I’ll get over. The app still gets 5 stars from me!

Old review: I FINALLY got an Apple Watch, and this app was the one I was most excited to use on it. I was disappointed to find the watch app is no longer available. I monitor anesthesia in a veterinary clinic, and the app has been wonderful for helping me take accurate vitals, but using my phone can get awkward. I love the app in all its simplicity, especially that the number turns green when you’ve tapped long enough for an accurate reading. Make it available on the Apple Watch, like the description indicates, and I’ll give it five stars, for sure!

Developer Response ,

We just released version 1.1, after a five year delay! It, again, supports Apple Watch. And, we included a CPR timer for health-care professionals to use in the field. Sorry it took so long for us to update the app. Please give it another try.

PeterChee ,

You appreciate your heart more

The thought of my heart pounding at 171 BPM while running and seeing how fast I have to tap my finger gives me more respect for how hard my heart has to be pumping when I am really pushing myself! Great app!

Hala and yolo forever ,


Amazing app! clean and well organized interface, easy to navigate.

Developer Response ,

Thank you!

App Privacy

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