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HR Always


For those that need to see your heart rate .. and zone information. It will also accept an Ant+ HR strap if desired. </p><p></p><p>Note .. HR Always is an Application. You need to press the right button to see it after you install it. Upon installation .. it is likely going to be at the bottom of your applications. You can move it if you so desire using Manage Apps on the Vivoactive HR or rearrange using Garmin Connect Mobile. </p>

What’s New

[Version 1.54] September 28 / 2017</p><p></p><p>- Added vibration at maximum HR values and above. There is a user setting in Garmin Connect Mobile and Garmin Express. The default for this setting is OFF, and normal operation. </p><p></p><p>[Version 1.53] June 7 / 2017 </p><p></p><p>- Fixed a bug where the app will crash with the new VivoactiveHR firmware. It was my fault .. and I do apologize for any inconvenience. </p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (15 Ratings)

June 10, 2018

PLEASE add support for Vivoactive 3. This was my favorite app on my VAHR, and I really miss it on my new Vivoactive 3!

Developer Reply
June 10, 2018, VivoactiveHRGuy

Sorry, no support for any round watch face design products.

November 28, 2017

Is there a way to get the info off the app. I want to monitor my average heart rate over 24 hours and am struggling to find an app to do this. I want to be able to print out the results. Thanks.

Developer Reply
November 28, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy

Technically you could run HR Always for 24 hours, but the biggest issue would be battery life. You can have HR Always write to a text file upon exiting. You can check the HR Always thread for details on how to set up the data logging. The reason you do not see any apps is that the battery usage from running an application like this for 24 hours would be enough to likely totally drain your battery.

Marlon Meese
November 8, 2017

* Perfekt - zeigt sogar Zeit immer mit Sekunden an - Farbige Herzfrequenz - Zeigt sogar Batterie in % - in welcher HR Zone sich man befindet

Developer Reply
November 8, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy


Kai Fiebach
October 11, 2017

Having a heart disease, I really appreciate this fine app! Therefore, I would love to use it more often, BUT: SMART NOTIFICATIONS do NOT WORK with it so far. Smart notifications only work for the built-in apps where I can activate them via "Bluetooth-Smart Notifications" settings. But these settings obviously do not work for this app. If it would it be possible to fix, I would be even more thankful!

Enrico Piras, 07.11.1981
October 2, 2017

A great app with a multitude of use. I usually use it to monitor my HR (especially avg. HR) during certain situations, but you can also use it to monitor a workout or a special activity (for eg. like helping moving a friends piano from the 3rd floor...!! Thought my VAHR was going to explode. Or maybe my heart...). Switched to fenix 3 HR and developer made it available for that device too! Simply awesome! Thx!

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