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Need a way to monitor and easily view your heart rate, whether you're exercising, resting, or sleeping? An app called Heart Analyzer can help.

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Designed for an iPhone paired with an Apple Watch, Heart Analyzer tracks and saves your heart rate as you wear your watch on a regular basis. The app displays your daily resting heart rate, your night resting rate, your average rate, and your minimum and maximum rates. It reveals your heart rate during each exercise or activity you've recorded through your watch. And it displays a graph of the changes in your heart rate over a certain period of time.

Heart disease has been diagnosed in 28.1 million American adults, or 11.5 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But those figures include just people who are known to have heart conditions. Many remain undiagnosed. Monitoring your heart rate on a regular basis is one way to keep track of any spikes or other severe fluctuations. The iPhone and Apple Watch come with a built-in Heart Rate app. But third-party apps such as Heart Analyzer can supplement that information by helping you visualize your heart rate data.

Recently rewritten and redesigned, Heart Analyzer now offers a friendlier and more intuitive interface. You can quickly access the Dashboard with its overview of your heart rates. Here, you can see your heart rate data for each day and view a graph of your readings. The Events screen displays stats for each workout or activity for the day. And the Statistics screen shows a daily graph of your heart rate for each month. The new Apple Watch app cuts to the chase by displaying your latest recorded heart rate, your minimum and maximum rates for the day, and your average rates for today and yesterday.

The basic free version of Heart Analyzer can display your heart rate for the past several weeks. Going back further in time and viewing extended data will cost you $1.99.

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Takeaways

  1. Designed for the iPhone and Apple Watch, the Heart Analyzer app tracks and displays your heart rate on a regular basis.
  2. The app can help you monitor your heart rate for any spikes or other severe fluctuations.

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Lance Whitney is a freelance technology writer and trainer and a former IT professional. He's written for Time, CNET, PCMag, and several other publications. He's the author of two tech books - "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time" and "Teach Yourself VISUALLY LinkedIn."