September 20, 2017 | Version 1.185
Absolutely love this app. Been trying to keep an eye on my heartrate since it's a little on the low side and this gives me that information while sleeping. Much more detailed than the actual built in Garmin one. Thanks for a great app!
September 21, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
I too use this app for my sleep tracking and well it came one morning as I thought 'I should make a sleep app', this is the result. I am happy that you like it.
September 2, 2017 | Version 1.185
Just wondering if I'm missing something as I'm a new user. Is there a REM sleep function rather than just light or deep sleep? I am led to believe deep doesn't mean you're necessarily in REM. Hope you can shed some light on this. Many thanks.
September 3, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
Sorry for the pokey response, Garmin does not notify me as they should re the reviews. Just another thing that does not work. But to answer your question .. no, there is no REM function. As this app is 100% based on your HR readings, it is all based on the changes in your heart rate. Btw .. I do not do light and deep sleep either, as I did not want people to be confused with the Garmin produced sleep data you see in Garmin Connect.
April 2, 2017 | Version 1.161
Really useful app for me - recommended. One request - could it be made available with a white background as I find the red shades hard to see on a black background.
April 2, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
No promises, but I will see what I can do .. but pretty busy doing other things.
February 24, 2017 | Version 1.157
Excellent app. Kudos to the developer. I have set up the logging so that I can look at the data gathered and compare it over time.
February 27, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
Thanks .. as the developer I accept your kudos. Like others, I wanted something different than what Garmin was giving, and this is the result. It is always interesting to see my sleep data every morning.
February 19, 2017 | Version 1.156
I have not been happy with the standard sleep tracking of the VA HR, especially if you want to track your heartrate during sleep. This was one of the things I missed most from my old Fitbit Charge HR. With this app we finally get some more and better insight into your HR during sleep. I think it is even better than Fitbit, but unfortunately the captured data is not visible in GC. Maybe Garmin should hire the developer of this app?
February 19, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
Just a note, you can log the data to a text file on your VAHR upon closing the application if that would help you see your data long term from HR Sleep. Check the HR Sleep thread on how to do that. Re the sync to Garmin Connect, I have thought about it .. and it may be something for the future.
January 25, 2017 | Version 1.154
If it possible, please, give alert rotating when hr less than specific level, for example less than 40 bpm. Thanks a lot.
January 25, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
I don't quite understand what you are asking for ? Can you please use the contact developer link on the right side of this page and let me know specifically what you would like.
January 22, 2017 | Version 1.154
Hi, I tried to download the app and got the message that the app will automatically launch the next time when the device syncs. But nothing happened. Where can I find the downloaded file so I can launch it manually? thanks so much
January 23, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
You cannot launch anything manually. If it is on your device, you will see HR Sleep in the list of applications upon pressing the right button from the watch face screen. You can try to see if there is anything in the CIQ_LOG.TXT file in the GarminAppsLogs folder when connecting your Vivoactive HR to your computer.
January 5, 2017 | Version 1.149
Excellent app, does exactly what I was looking for! And the developer is very helpful - active on the forums and quick to provide solutions or support when needed - cheers to you!
January 6, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
Glad to see you like the app. Your heart never lies .. the numbers tell you every morning how your sleep really was. I mostly look at the average number as that is the biggest thing that will really tell you how your sleep was.
January 3, 2017 | Version 1.146
Over 1k downloads and 1 review?
C'mon people. Take 5 seconds out your day to say thanks to the devs providing these apps/widgets etc for free.
Anyway, cheers, HRGuy, just what I was after.
January 4, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy
Thanks for the review. Sometimes I think that people think that we are somehow paid by Garmin. But you are correct, we do it all for free. The only thing we get in return is the pleasure of knowing that people are using our apps and enjoying them. Though on some of my download pages you can donate .. of which I have made $2, it is so not about the money but may buy me a water when out exercising. So this is not a get rich scheme. A good review doesn't hurt either and it does make my day at least when I know that someone out there is using my app and in some small way it is making them happier with their Garmin. I know that I would never ever buy a device that I could not make it do cool things with these Connect IQ apps.
December 15, 2016 | Version 1.145
My goal was to find my low overnight heart rate. The app just works. Everything was easy!