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How to measure your heart rate on iPhone — no Apple Watch or external monitor required

How to measure your heart rate on iPhone — no Apple Watch or external monitor required

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Want to monitor your heartbeat without a fitness tracker or chest strap? Try these apps. These days, it's pretty easy to keep track of your health & fitness with an inexpensive tracker, Apple Watch, or Fitbit. But what if you want to rely solely on your iPhone and its apps? While it might require a bit more manual labor than most fitness trackers, if you have a newer iPhone you can use its camera to simulate the same sort of heart rate readings you might get with an Apple Watch or chest strap. Note: These apps have you cover your iPhone's camera with a finger to take a heart rate reading. Depending on your circulation and other factors, this kind of reading likely won't be as accurate as one from a chest strap or EKG. As such, most of these apps come with the warning that they should only be used for casual use; if you have a medical condition that requires regular heart monitoring, you should speak with your doctor. Most of these types of apps require some sort of account or...