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Heart rate wearable device

Hello,

I am looking for a wearable device as a watch that can register hearth rate continuously (all day long). If possible, the data would be registered in a smartphone app. I also need to be able to download the data to use them in Excel or Matlab. Do you know any product that matches my needs?

It would be perfect if the app in question is like an opensource app which doesn't send the data to some industry.

Thank you for your answer.

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I think the problem is there are too many.
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That's why i ask

There is too many in fact. That's why i ask your help.

You may know some accurates devices in the fitness field as in the medical field.

Thank you for your answer.

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Then I have to go with none.

The medical field devices are, so far, what I've seen, a full grade above consumer models.

That said I think the consumer devices are good enough for 99.99% of what folk need. If you have a medical condition, your doctor can fit you with a medical grade device.

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I work for medical field

I work in the medical field as a psychologist and i am building a research that's why i look for a such device.

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Re: medical field

In that case, why not ask your colleague cardiologists or general practitioners what they use in such a case. If they use it, they know the software tools to analyse the results also. Much better to ask professionals than a consumer-oriented forum if you're a professional.

Suppose you write a scientific article about your results and it's refused because you didn't use a good measuring tool. That would be a pity.

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You are right

But of what i heard there is no such device used nowadays.

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Keep in mind psychologists have been here before.
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Basis no more on the market

The link helps a lot, thank you very much.
But unfortunately the Basis is no more available. I know that such devices are not so accurate but I have to compromise if I want to find a user-friendly "sexy" wearable device.

I think i'm gonna go for a Garmin, Fitbit or Polar but still have to find out how to extract the rawdata.

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Each of those makers

But let me backup a few steps. I'm an electronics designer, software author and more. I've been here before over the heart monitor, GPS and more that folk wanted to fit into the watch form factor.

While advances have been made, I posit these are not research or medical grade devices.

I am also not researching this deeply. Once in a while folk assume that everyone will go out and do the research and find exactly what is being asked for. In this case I know the issues from prior work and have to come down to there is no such small wristwatch research or medical grade device.

-> Then you write about "rawdata." To see if this is possible you would contact each maker (I would use the phone, never email) to see what is possible. Also, to show you are sincere ask if you can visit their facility to meet with the engineering team to see if they can share a way to do this.

I can reveal that in my engineering designs we often would have tools that were never released to the wild.

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Heart rate wearable devices

I am unsure what exactly are you planing to use your HRV data for... I recently came across this new wristband, which has an array of functions and features. It called HeLo LX+ by Wor(l)d. It has an open API platform where people can develop and add their costume app, for their specific purposes (similar to the app store, or google play). They are even launching a non-invasive blood sugar testing. I like the hardware but the apps are still crappy. I hope that people will start developing better apps for it. The bonus is that they implement direct multilevel marketing system, so if you like the product you can sign up for free and become independent distributor for 10% commission. Let me know if you are interested.

Another good one is Lief Pro, I have not tried that yet, though.

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It's for research. And MEDICAL GRADE RESULTS.

The units I see in your links look consumer grade.

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What i found

Finally I'm using a polar Watch A370.

I can set up trainings that can last one day long and have every second the heart rate during the all training. Plus, i can download the data in an excel format to make all the analyses I want.

I am pretty happy for this acquisition and would recommend it.

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