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HR Sleep


Measure your sleep with your heart with HR Sleep. </p><p></p><p>Note .. HR Sleep should not be used for any medical purpose. It is not a medical application and the data should not be used for such a purpose. No liability is hereby given by the use of HR Sleep. It is for informational use only. </p><p></p><p>Recently added .. insomnia data for those that have sleeping issues. </p><p></p><p>Now ...

What’s New

[Version 1.187] November 28 / 2017</p><p></p><p>- Added marker to restorative sleep screen to display category for current data. </p><p></p><p>[Version 1.186] November 17 / 2017</p><p></p><p>- Fixed issue with time getting out of sync with use of pause feature. </p><p></p><p>[Version 1.185] August 28 / 2017</p><p></p><p>- Added user setting for the Insomnia Threshold .. this will be the number...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (13 Ratings)

November 15, 2017 | Version 1.185

I checked this out when I was looking for a program that would give me sleep data on the device itself (as opposed to on the app/web site; something like the Steps, HR, or Calories widgets). While initially I was not sure what to make of it, after reading up on it in the forum and experimenting a bit it started to make more sense, and it has since provided me with informative (and curious and surprising) insights, even more so in conjunction with Garmin's movement-based take. This app is a keeper and worth the donation; thanks dev.

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November 15, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy

Yes, there is a bit of user specific tweaking that the user can do for this application to allow it to better suit your needs. I do recommend reading the HR Sleep thread and asking questions about the application. I use it nightly and it always tells me how my sleep was .. mainly cause I cannot alter my heart rate and the application just gives me how my night was in the morning.

October 4, 2017 | Version 1.185

Thanks for the app. Could you please advise me what to call the text file to log data if there was not one already existing in the GARMIN.APPS.LOGS folder? Thanks very much

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October 4, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy

You need to determine the name of the .PRG file for HR Always and then create a text file in the LOGS folder the same name. You can open the .PRG file in Notepad and search for "". That should be the HR Always file. But be sure not to alter that .prg file. Hope this helps you. If you have further issues, send me a note via the Contact Developer link and I will help you.

September 28, 2017 | Version 1.185

Love the app. One if the main things missing from Garmin is also a smart wake up alarm to be set in a time period and be triggered by lighter sleep part of the cycle. Do you think you guys could do this?

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October 4, 2017, VivoactiveHRGuy

Sorry not going to happen. I cannot feel the vibration during the day, so night time vibrations are not in the future.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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. Well done!

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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?

Developer Reply
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.

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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

Developer Reply
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!

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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.

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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!

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