A significant update yesterday was announced to the Elite HRV app which remains free to use on ANDROID and iOS. Full details are available on the Google Playstore.
There are many notable changes from earlier versions.
Immediately of note to me was that the developers appear to have fixed Bluetooth compatibility issues with older, apparently compatible, devices. Many devices such as Samsung S3 are Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) V4 compatible BUT don’t work with several BTLE-based apps. Yet other apps work. There is a hardware specific workaround and it now appears that Elite HRV have implemented this workaround.
The app contains a LOT of screen as you can see from above. Perhaps too many one might argue. However the info you need is most likely there alongside some of the excellent analyses.
Some of the screen are clear – for example the MORNING READINESS petrol gauge-like reading. Other screens are perhaps a tad more complex than needs-be for what is a relatively focussed and simple piece of data (HRV, that is) albeit arrived in a mathematically ‘complex’ way.
It’s certainly worth a try for those new to HRV and it’s best giving it a go for at least 10 days taking a waking reading before you get out of bed.
The business model appears to be free for individuals for life (at least that was the claim with earlier versions) with premiums being charged for team usage.
I sill use BioforceHRV and people I work with use ithlete. They are all good products.