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    SMALBA Well-Known Member

    The phone looks good and I'm super excited that they have a heart rate monitor coming out with it! I've been wanting a heart rate monitor that works with my phone for a while now and we will soon get it! Anyone else going to use the heart rate monitor with this phone?

  2. nothingbutaGthingbaby

    nothingbutaGthingbaby Well-Known Member

    Yep, I like the the whole S Health thing. Heart rate and being able to connect 3rd party blood pressure monitors is a great step and if that scale is at the right price point I will buy that as well.
  3. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    I think it's a great idea and wonder how soon the accessories to allow all this monitoring will start to show up for sale.

    SMALBA Well-Known Member

    Yeah its going to be cool, I just hope it's not really expensive to buy the heart rate monitor strap. But yeah ever since I started doing cardio I've been looking for a heart rate monitor that displays my stats on my phone. I'm super excited!
  5. bobby2478

    bobby2478 Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what this will track?

    I'd really like something that will allow me to track core biometric values that you get with a physical every year (including lipid panel values) such as:

    • BMI
    • Blood Pressure
    • Blood Glucose
    • Good Cholesterol
    • Bad Cholesterol
    • Triglycerides
    • Other common items from yearly lipid panel
  6. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member

    You just need to know your height and weight. Then plug it into a formula (sorry can't recall the formula at the moment). There's also a BMI chart that can be used to determine BMI.

    BMI categories are as follows:
    • Underweight = <18.5
    • Normal weight = 18.5&#8211;24.9
    • Overweight = 25&#8211;29.9
    • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
    If anything, it will be a separate unit. Also, a person needs to be properly trained to obtain more accurate readings. This includes knowing how to position the cuff, fasting, proper fitting of cuff, etc. I cannot see a phone being capable of accurately testing BP on it's own without proper sensors.

    Again, it will be a separate unit. This is already done with the iPhone/iPad. Sanofi makes it called iBGStar.

    There were self monitoring devices long ago, but no longer made or manufactured here in Canada. The problem is that some people think they can just use these monitoring devices and avoid seeing their physician or getting proper lab tests done on a regular basis.

    The devices we have (especially glucometers) are allowed an accuracy to +/- 20% of the actual lab result. Yeah, so when a manufacturer states that it's 99% accurate, it means it's 99% accurate to the 20% margin of the actual lab result. Which is why you can't compare two different glucometers to check accuracy. You need to compare them to the actual lab result to determine accuracy.
  7. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    The S Band which records your steps, calories burned and distance and checks your sleep efficiency by measuring how much you moved while you slept is
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

  9. Senden

    Senden Member

    Seems expensive when you consider how much extra we're paying compared to the quoted American prices. Still, I plan on getting the S Band and HRM at some point.
  10. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    I would love a good body fat calculator on this thing. I've been keeping track of all my weight and calorie burning per day etc.
  11. bobby2478

    bobby2478 Well-Known Member

  12. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    I want all but the basic sensors turned OFF to increase battery life. Sensor polling to the chipset drains more battery than folks may think.
  13. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Has it been confirmed that sensors cannot be turned off? And if not, why are you spreding panic, Rushmore?
  14. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    ... Just a fact about active/dynamic sensor polling in general for any device. How am I spreading anything? Take it back!!!! :mad: ;) :)
  15. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Spreading rumour about not being able to turn them on or off.
  16. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping the S4 will work with the bluetooth Polar HRM I have already.
  17. SMALBA

    SMALBA Well-Known Member

    Polar makes blue tooth hrm? How much was it and does it display your current heart rate at all times on your phone?
  18. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Well-Known Member

    I use it with RunKeeper, it displays it, but, too small to see, but, RunKeeper calls out stats, including average heart rate, and current heart rate, if you select those as the voice cue's you want. So, in my case, it calls out my stats every 3 minutes.

    Wish the phone, or a Pebble, or something would display it better!!!

    This is the one I have:
    Amazon.com: Polar Wear Link Bluetooth Transmitter Set (Medium/XX-Large): Sports & Outdoors
  19. SMALBA

    SMALBA Well-Known Member

    Okay I have been using s health on the s4 since I got the phone on Saturday and I am loving it. I have been tracking my meals and I must say I love it. It works very well and I like how it tells me how many more calories I have left for the day. I have also been tracking my workouts but I don't like that it just guessed on how many calories burned. I would love to have that s band to tell me exactly how many calories I've burned.

    So does anyone know when the workout accessories will be out in the USA? I'm anxious to use them.
  20. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis New Member

    The heart rate monitor sounds like a GREAT idea except I'm in a wheelchair so I wonder if it will still be useful to me to track my stats?! Same with the blood pressure accessory?

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