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WARNING: The app should not be used as a primary information source and is for recreational purposes only. All information, content, and material of this app is for recreational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician.</p><p>Note: Read about HRV concerning Cold and Virus (</p>

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This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (196 Ratings)

juan jose jimenez Rilo
October 25, 2020 | Version 3.8.1

Compré la aplicación pensando que valdría cómo ayuda para mis entrenos y no sirve para nada. Los datos que me da ni se como interpretarlos, salvo seas médico. La desinstale

Developer Reply
October 25, 2020, fbbbrown

Lamento que se sienta así, pero la VFC es una métrica que mide el estrés. estrés bajo = hrv alto (entrenamiento), estrés alto = hrv bajo (descanso). si necesita ayuda por favor pregunte. Gracias Brian.

October 24, 2020 | Version 3.8.1

At first I thought this app didn’t show anything in the free version. It linked to pay for the paid app at the end of the 5-minute test. But some of the information showed up in Garmin Connect like an activity would including some graphs. Being recorded into Garmin Connect as an activity, it also synced to Strava with my HR data but without the HRV info (good for me since I don’t want all my followers to see every HRV test I do). Worth it to test out and see if you want to pay for the full version.

Developer Reply
October 25, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing! The limited version does provide all the data at the watch, but is limited at Connect. The full version provides many data and graphes

October 17, 2020 | Version 3.7

В приложеии НЕТ  IS - индекса стресса, в Garmin Connect нет графиков гистограммы и скаттерограммы. Самому считать? The APP doesn't have an IS stress index, and Garmin Connect doesn't have histogram or scatterogram graphs. To take?

October 4, 2020 | Version 3.7

Please note this software will cost 3US$ every year.

Developer Reply
October 4, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, yes the app is 3 US annually. Please note Other HRV apps as in Elite HRV is $8 or $30 monthly and Kobius Standard HRV is $350 annually.

Kevin Montany
October 2, 2020 | Version 3.7

>habe App für ein Jahr gekauft ... ich verwende vivoactive 3 ... wenn App über Nacht den Schlafmodus aufzeichnen soll, funktioniert es nicht mehr ... (lediglich einmal hat es funktioniert ) ... was mache ich falsch=?<

Developer Reply
October 4, 2020, fbbbrown

Vielen Dank für die Überprüfung. Ja, es wird über Nacht aufgenommen. Es gibt 2 Modi: Überwachen oder zeitgesteuert. Setzen Sie den Timer auf Null und die App befindet sich im Überwachungsmodus, der keine zeitliche Begrenzung hat.

October 2, 2020 | Version 3.7

I think I have this app working - but I’m not sure and that’s why I’m writing (and why a 3 rating - at this point). I have a Garmin 645 and a Garmin Run HRM strap, which both work fine. When I run this app (which I can only do from the watch), it runs and produces “results” / output stats on my watch (very hard to read as the phone interface is relatively small). When I sync my watch to my Garmin app on my iPhone it registers as an activity on the main screen (without useful info), and when I click on that I can see lots of metrics. However - I don’t understand the metrics, how to interpret them on your app etc - and I cannot find anything on your web site that helps in this regard. For example - I have a HRV avg of ~80 (per your app, if I’m reading it correctly ??). Is that out of 100 max, or is the max higher than that? Is 80 low or high in your measurement? Is it a standard measurement such that I can compare it to studies about HRV etc.

Developer Reply
October 2, 2020, fbbbrown

David thanks for reviewing, the full version provides 20+ additions data values and Graphs. The Limited version only provides several metrics to Connect for viewing and provides all data at the watch. HRV information is widely available on the internet and I provides several links on my website to references. Viewing is best on the website For best results set Data Recording to ‘Every Second’.  All devices the default is ‘Smart Recording’, which means the Fit file is not being written every second and will miss important heart events. From the watch main menu go to Settings, System, Data Recording.

September 28, 2020 | Version 3.5

Waste of time for Vivoactive HR without a chest strap. If you have a chest strap then it may be useful. The Garmin blurb says it is compatible but you only find out you need a separate chest strap monitor when trying to work out why it doesn't give any useful information.

Developer Reply
October 2, 2020, fbbbrown

Sorry you feel that way but CIQ 2.0 devices require a HRM. VAHR does not support direct connections and the optical rr-interval that is required for HRV calculations.

Ciaran O'Connor
September 28, 2020 | Version 3.5

Not working on 735xt

Developer Reply
October 2, 2020, fbbbrown

Sorry you are having a problem, for HeartMonitor+ HRV (full Application), an external ANT+ Chest HRM strap is required for devices less than CIQ 3.0 as in the FR 735xt. Only IQ 3.0+ watches support the advanced optical sensor. Only IQ 3.0 devices, support directly connected ANT+ and BLE external HRM’s. If CIQ is less than 3.0, Make sure to Disconnect the ANT+ Chest HRM from your device, from device Settings,Sensors,HRM. Set the HRM status to OFF. The HeartMonitor+HRV app will make the ANT connection to the Chest HRM, since it needs all the information provided by the HRM.

September 28, 2020 | Version 3.5

the app doesn't work at for Forerunner 735xt and Polar H10 YES the unlocking is quite simple just copy purchase email. but the app doesn't work

Developer Reply
September 28, 2020, fbbbrown

Andreas, sorry your are having a problem. With the FR 735 (CIQ 2.0 watch) the HeartMonitor+ HRV (full Application), an external ANT+ Chest HRM strap is required for all devices less than CIQ 3.0. Only IQ 3.0+ watches support the advanced optical sensor and support directly connected ANT+ and BLE external HRM’s. If CIQ is less than 3.0, Make sure to Disconnect the ANT+ Chest HRM from your device, from device Settings,Sensors,HRM. Set the HRM status to OFF. Polar H10 is compatible, with HeartMonitor+ HRV. if you still need help please contact me and considering revising this review when it works for you.

Kevin Carter
September 23, 2020 | Version 3.5

Installation is very confusing. I would like refund.

Developer Reply
September 23, 2020, fbbbrown

Sorry, you are having a problem. I will refund, but perhaps I can help! I replied to your email and the most common mistakes are not using Connect Mobile App, using the wrong email or a typo during purchase or unlocking. The unlocking is a simple copy and paste of your purchase email.

Suraj Lama
September 20, 2020 | Version 3.4

How compatible is it with VivoActive HR

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

thanks for reviewing. it is compatible with the VAhr but requires an ANT+ HRM.

September 16, 2020 | Version 3.4

He instalado la aplicación y no me aparece en el reloj, he pagado por paypal y aún no tengo el código de desbloqueo

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

Para las primeras instalaciones, es posible que sea necesario reiniciar para instalar la aplicación. Por favor contácteme para obtener su información. ... .For first installs a reboot may be required to install the app. Please contact me to get your information.

August 29, 2020 | Version 3.2

my preworkout go to app. It's a must have if you are an intense athlete. High Quality data, it compares to the expensive HRV Phone apps, but at a fraction of cost.

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

Yes it is! thanks for letting us know.

August 29, 2020 | Version 3.2

Very useful for my daily HRV

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reveiwing

August 22, 2020 | Version 3.2

Great app, measuring every morning but still figuring out where to find a graphic of al the hrv measurments combined?

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing. The graph screen is available on CIQ 2.0+ devices.

August 15, 2020 | Version 3.2

Best HRV App in the Garmin Store so much data.

Developer Reply
September 21, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing

June 23, 2020 | Version

I like this app, especially in full version. However by the time im using chest hrm it start to show location of abnormality, which was apear normal without chest strap. And now im stressed out, should i really worry and rely on this data? Chear me up please

Developer Reply
June 24, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, remember this is an entertainment only app. Shirt static and movement could cause noise and false readings.

June 18, 2020 | Version

I am happy with the stats that the app supplies. Great job! I am a new user so I'm still learning the app. Is it possible to collect steps, etc while using HRV or is it an either/or. Trying to figure out how to get running mileage, cycling, etc Mine is a CIQ 1 920XT. Thinking of getting a 245 for CIQ 3.

Developer Reply
June 24, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, try using the Dozen Walk or DozenRun with Heart Monitor Datafield with the Garmin builtin Run or Walk app. You will get the same heart information plus steps and all types of other activity related information. If you have a question feel free to contact me using the contact developer link (include your email so I can reply).

Suzanne Bell
June 14, 2020 | Version

Happy with this so far, still learning how to use it..I bought the watch & now this App due to having Long QT Syndrome & a SCA...I'm thinking in investing in a chest hrm....I know this App is for general use but it may help monitor any unusual heart rates if the event my heart stops again..But I do have an ICD that hopefully will have any information needed on it too..ty

Developer Reply
June 24, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, there is a list of HRMs on my site. ( Warning: this is not a medical grade device or software.

Matt Edler
June 13, 2020 | Version

I have the Garmin Vivoactive HR watch, it’s listed as compatible, any thoughts on why I don’t get any HRV data on my graphs after recording an activity. I’m reviewing this App as 5 stars assuming I can figure out how to view the data ; )

Developer Reply
June 14, 2020, fbbbrown

Hi Matt thanks for the review. An HRM is needed for the CIQ lower Than version 3.0: VAHR and FR735 and others Are CIQ 2.4. Garmin added The optical support to the CIQ 3.0+ devices, and the optical support is not backwards compatible. Brian

Luke Gittemeier
June 13, 2020 | Version

How do i look back over a history of readings for the last month? are there graphs or tables that aggregate them? Where do i find them?

Developer Reply
June 13, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing! For CIQ 2.0 watches, the history is shown on the watch and in Connect Graphs section. This is not history Graph is not available on CIQ 1.0 devices.

Sotiris Diamantopoulos
June 1, 2020 | Version

Can it be used to track HRV during sleep? What about the battery consumption in this case?

Developer Reply
June 6, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, yes will work perfectly for HRV long durations sessions. Typical battery burn rate is between 4-7% per hour depending on CIQ version and Watch model. A Fenix 6x will be around 4% and a VivoActive 4s will be around 7%. This is due to battery sizes only.

May 31, 2020 | Version

I wanted to check my HRV on a regular basis without the hassle of a cheststrap and this tool is doing a great job and it gives a ton of more information, there is tons of info's in there and I still pick apart what I might want to look further, its just great to have the option but back to HRV , just to be sure it's correct I have run parallel tests with a chest strap and it's spot on, so now I run this every morning at rest for a few minutes and get reliable data

Developer Reply
June 6, 2020, fbbbrown

Thanks! Keep Healthy and fit!

May 28, 2020 | Version

Pricing must be a joke. It isn't a one time fee but an annual payment of 3 usd. Could have bought onetime license but definitely not any recurring fees for an app this simple.

Developer Reply
May 28, 2020, fbbbrown

Sorry you feel that way, you must not have seen the graphs and data that this app gives. This compares to EliteHRV and Kubios HRV Standard, and those apps do not have heart monitoring abilities or cannot use a built-in optical sensor as HeartMonitor+HRV. BTW, EliteHRV is a monthly subscription and is 32 times more expensive. Kubois is an annual subscription and is "128" times more expensive. 32 and 128 are not typos.

May 24, 2020 | Version

This app is not user friendly and does not pick up my heartbeat. I have no clue what is wrong. Easy to add to watch but very difficult to understand how it works. The directions read like a foreign language and all it says on my Garmin watch face is NO HR.

Developer Reply
May 25, 2020, fbbbrown

Peggy, sorry your having an issue. The No HR, means the app is not receiving a heart rate interval. This is likely due your watch is not a Version CIQ 3.0. If your watch is an older model (less than 3.0), an external HRM is needed. If you do not know what CIQ version your watch is contact me, include your email address or i cannot respond.

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