Instant Heart Rate - Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio Free Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, Free)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
194 Ratings
All Versions:
6137 Ratings
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The best Health & Fitness app on Mobile Premier Awards 2011 according to the jury of industry experts and as seen on Dr. OZ show.

See every heart beat on the monitor, just like in ER rooms. Measure your heart rate instantly!

Instant Heart Rate uses your iPhone's camera to detect the pulse from your fingertip - leveraging similar technique as used in pulse oximeters.

Place the tip of your index finger on the iPhone’s camera, and in a couple of seconds your pulse will be shown. Instant Heart Rate will beep with your pulse. A real-time chart will show you every heart beat.

Join over 25 million users who are already using it.

- Heart pulse measurement
- Real-time PPG graph
- Continuos or Auto-Stop mode
- Heart Rate Zones
- Pulse waveform graphs
- One week data storage and tags
- Export data for registered users
- Sharing to Twitter and Facebook
- StandUP test for fatigue and fitness testing as an in-app purchase.

NOTE: Works best on iPhone 4/4S/5 because it has flash. On iPhone 3GS and iPod touch it has to be used in good lighting.

NOTE: Make sure that your fingertip completely covers the camera lens. Press gently, since pressing too hard reduces blood flow in your finger and it's harder to get a result. Make sure that your fingers are not cold. This app is for recreational and fitness use only!

From our heart to yours,

Azumio Team

Customer Reviews

  • It's great!

    by Yuppitslexy

    It's an awesome app! Good to have!

  • MS, JD

    by Blindbe

    This app works very well, just as described. It is easy to use and takes just a short time to measure your heart rate.

  • My Heart Works

    by Colever

    App does its job as advertised. Finger placement can be tricky with some cases.

  • Nice

    by xena704

    Like it. Can be obsessive with it tho ha!

  • OK but LOTS of ads

    by srcndc

    Nice app. LOTS of ads. Not terribly intuitive to get around. But VERY easy to get your pulse, if that's all you're looking for.

  • LR

    by Bignupe

    Love the app!

  • Must-have App!

    by happy chile

    This is an App you will use daily.

  • Finally a HR app that works!

    by juangringo49

    Really accurate, easy app. Great job!

  • Very useful app

    by Taree68

    I can check my heart rate whenever I want to. Simple and easy to use.

  • Works great!

    by Jbravesfan

    This app is excellent! Haven't had any problems with it. Seems to be pretty accurate too.

  • Great app!!

    by Stac674

    This app is quick and easy to use. Recommend to everyone

  • Recommended.

    by MindShrinker

    Very good. Straightforward. Easy to use. No downside.

  • Works quick and easy

    by Trail hound

    Easy to use and the chart with tags is a good way to keep track of how you're doing.

  • Nice

    by Cool jams

    Can't always find pulse on finger but when I do it helps

  • Heart rate rate

    by Crezynurs

    Great app. I use it everyday. Very useful as a source to help manage my blood pressure!!!

  • Great on the go app.

    by Ca- Martinez

    I use it weekly. Keep me focus.

  • Really cool

    by Virgilio Alberto

    Precisely measures your heart rate faster than the traditional way.

  • Very accurate

    by Lovejoema55515

    I realize now how important this app is to monitor my heart rate. I appreciate it.

  • Accuracy

    by MzDerria

    This app seems to work just fine! It's pretty accurate in my opinion.

  • Great App

    by Lbenso12

    Love this app.

  • Best heart rate app

    by Kurd Sarwar

    Im a doctor and i tried many apps for heart rate, i found this app to be thest ever

  • love it

    by Soot9

    works great!

  • Pathetic app.

    by myramizuffin

    Not even close to accurate. Also, the scanning takes forever!

  • Am I dead?

    by Sleepy driver

    It says my pulse is 38? At the Dr earlier it was 110.

  • Reviewer

    by Pulse jumper

    Great app! Can show my cardiologist past readings. I am an RN and find this an easy and accurate way to keep up with readings and to see what the monitor looks like.

  • Awesome

    by twies

    Good app very useful.

  • Great, accurate App

    by Slindo2013

    Love this app, it is easy to take pulse and keep track of how you are doing while exercising or not.

  • Excellent

    by Traveller1.01

    Quiet satisfied

  • Dew41

    by Old dew

    Great and so easy to use

  • Easy and accurate

    by Sshea15

    It works great, is easy to use and is fairly accurate.

  • It actually works

    by Scott Roberts

    Works quite well considering it is going through a camera. I checked it by taking me pulse manually. It's very accurate.

  • Accuracy

    by Rafa33312

    Works very accurate

  • Very accurate

    by Tiffyrh07

    Easy to use and always picks up my heart rate and is accurate

  • Very good, It work!!

    by milciades_nunez

    Very good, It work!! Its incredible that whit a camera and a light you can detect your heart rate

  • Crashes

    by Ca6601

    This was an excellent app until recent updates. Now it crashes before a reading is finished making it pretty worthless.

  • Good app

    by Almahari ahmed

    Nice app

  • Great App

    by Yira0667

    It's pretty accurate when compared to my HR monitor. Made it easy to check my resting HR. Thanks.

  • Works perfectly for me!

    by Uxbritten

    I'm very pleased with the way this app works. Simply does it's one job well, and is easy to use and understand the results.

  • Accurate pulse

    by Rev Tad

    This app is really valuable. I had six bypasses after my heart attack. I often need to know what my heart is doing. This app shows the pulse rate and the graph of my flow/pressure. I depend on this app to tell me vital information.

  • Pretty accurate!

    by StirCrazyMom

    I use this to get baseline heart rate and post workout to see how quickly my heart recovers. Matches the monitor on my elliptical machine.

  • Excellent!

    by Dr.Diamond

    It takes 30 to 60 seconds to get a reading most times. I have a BP monitor and this app is right on the money, often with the exact same number as the device I use.

  • Helps a lot

    by Dahhajehh

    Great for a general health meter.

  • So Easy To Use!

    by Gamma To Boys

    I am very happy to have this app. Great way to monitor my pulse rate during various activities.

  • Works great! Very well designed!

    by Wilhelm The Blau

    Very clever use of the camera! A light touch is key

  • Works great! Very well designed!

    by Wilhelm The Blau

    Very clever use of the camera! A light touch is key

  • It Just Plain Works

    by Choochdawg

    No need to explain it. It does its job. Period.

  • Helpful after exercise

    by JRSRB

    I find that the readings are accurate.

  • Good app

    by Desert*Rat

    Does it's job.

  • Great app

    by Tesneyrvy

    I use this app daily and so far am very impressed with it. So convenient and quick way to measure your pulse

  • Heart rate app

    by Knitmit

    Excellent...use it to keep track of my rate at waking and after physical activity.

  • Inconsistent

    by sed55

    Sometimes it will detect your pulse and other times it sits and stares at you as you hold your finger on the camera lens. Not really worth your time.

  • Heart Rate

    by Wolfee54

    App works ok for me. I do wonder how accurate it really is?

  • Nice, Simple, does what it says

    by Crashing pages

    Nice app, does what it says, easy to use, reasonably accurate

  • Great app

    by Ssfilmmaker

    Works good, gives you a fair idea of ur HR

  • Daily checkup

    by Mag Eagle

    Quick and easy check on recovery time after exercise as well as resting heart rate in the morning. Useful little tool. Would be more useful if it auto-linked to the Azumio tool.

  • Very accurate

    by travisll

    I needed an app to check my HR and this was the first I tried, I have tried many others but keep coming back.

  • Great Heart Monitor


    My cardiologist was very impressed that I could use this app to watch my heart rhythm. I had ablation surgery to correct atrial fibulation and being able to see my heart rhythm is important. I love this app.

  • Excelente

    by RAC 2006

    Muy buena, facil de usar.

  • Heart rate

    by Double doody

    Very accurate and reliable. This is one if my favorite apps.

  • Inaccurate

    by Mrevans56

    Does not detect your finger. Then gives a reading completely of the charts. How can someone who has been resting for over an hour have a pulse beat of 171. It did turnout that it was me having an issue with my heart. So I guess it works. 1/30/2014 Well, has been working great. However, after your update on 1/29/14, it doesn't detect your finger and you have to wait.

  • Outstanding

    by Realtor Tom

    I use the app many times per day. It is totally accurate and a good resource to have. Works best when sitting down and holding your arm straight.

  • Nice app

    by El hijo del sitio

    I really like it

  • Heart rate

    by Dixie876

    Great app. Very accurate.

  • Easy to use

    by Princess Kellie

    Very helpful app. Easy to use!

  • Good

    by Tawzinwin

    Very good

  • Thanks

    by Shakhawat Hossain


  • Great app

    by Jesustattooedme

    Well made app

  • Cool app!

    by nikoono2009

    Best heart rate monitor app!!

  • Great app for quick heart rate

    by Badland13

    Relatively accurate as I compared with my chest strap rate. Great for capturing resting heart rate when you wake or about to hit the sack.

  • Flexibility

    by FitnessPal13579

    Reminds me to try to be healthier. Thank you!

  • Cool

    by J. BA'AM!!!

    Good app

  • May have saved my mother's life.

    by Zipperedup

    My mother was feeling weak, and her pulse was so rapid and inconsistent I figured I was taking it incorrectly. "There's an App for that!" I downloaded this one, and in less than 2 minutes learned her HR was about 110 and in atrial fibrillation( by seeing the graph of the erratic beats). A trip to your ER, and she should be fine. We compared it to the ER machines and it was low, but only by a little. I passed on my story to the nurses and cardiologist, who were impressed. Thanks for the quality!

  • Great App

    by M.Casarez

    Works as advertised!

  • Really convenient and fast!

    by Corbley Marie

    Now if there were only a BP app...

  • Right on!

    by Id@li@

    Very good!

  • It works!

    by Gjyp

    Works as it should :)

  • Accurate as Dr office sensor

    by Shannon1129

    Checked at dr office to see how accurate it was an both tests were the same.

  • Great app

    by PZroc12334

    Easy to use and accurate

  • good apps

    by mezo14

    i love it

  • Great App

    by Kirbyco73

    I use this app all the time and I really enjoy the newest updates that tracks trends and allows tags.

  • Love it!!!

    by Marii82(")

    I only installed it for curiosity but after having it and using a few times a day I could see how interesting it it's to keep track of your heart rate and it's accurate I compared with my watch! Love this! It sometimes has difficulties in detecting pulsing but still pretty good!

  • Solid app

    by Mbd333

    N a

  • Easy

    by Admlex

    This is an awesome app that is easy to use

  • Great app

    by treeman70

    Does exactly what it's suppose to

  • <3

    by E.m.m.i

    This is an awesome app

  • Better than bluetooth monitors

    by GJSmith

    Consistently detects HR, easy to yse

  • Simple, Accurate, Fast.

    by Pruitt1818

    Great app. Would highly recommend it for anyone who needs to track, or wants to track pulse rate. Results after a month of use are very enlightening.

  • Neat app

    by Topre4345

    Husband and I like this app. We use it frequently.

  • Awesome!

    by Studyhawk

    Love this app.

  • Does what it should

    by Hilara-1

    I have been using this app for a while now, and it seems pretty accurate - i have had my resting heart rate confirmed by doctors visits and is most certainly easy to navigate.

  • Great quick heart beat monitor!

    by unfaceit

    It helps me for few years now both in gym and out of it. Just when I think my heart beats too fast or something out of norm a quick check helps to wipe out all the guesses. The app was designed for iPhone 4, with different placement of a camera, so with iPhone 5 I find it more helpful to put a finger horizontally on a cam.

  • Works well.

    by bamajive

    This is great. It matches up with my counts fairly well.

  • Works wonderfully!

    by Two.the.Moon

    This app works great. I use it at least once a day if not more. I find it extremely easy-to-use. It is a great way to keep track of your pressure.

  • Love it!

    by Medical Crazy!


  • Great app

    by Heart motion

    I have an artificial heart valve, this app helps monitor my heart rate.

  • Privacy concerns

    by Rick Moore

    There is no mention of hipaa in the privacy notes that I could find. I like the app but hesitate to use it based on that alone.

  • Good app


    I like this app a lot.

  • I love this App!!!

    by Kelsey1800

    This really helps me get a good view of how fast my heart rate is going and allows me to know when to lower it when it is too high. ~Thank You So Much!!!~

  • As advertised

    by wifi seeker

    Not crazy about fouling my camera lens with a dirty finger, but it works as advertised. It's an innovative use of the phone. Nice work, developer!

  • Great app!

    by mulattopantz

    Has a harder time with very high heart rates but still quite useful, informative and easy to use

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