Measures and stats


Units in beats per minute (bpm)
The heart rate (HR) is the number of times the heart beats in the space of a minute. The meanHR sum of the HR values divided by the number of values in the recorded session.
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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Is a simple measure related to the activity of the parasympathetic branch of the Autonomic (unconscious) Nervous System (ANS).Observing Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a valuable tool for assessing cardiovascular health, optimizing sport performance, managing stress, sleep disorders, evaluating the autonomic nervous system, and optimizing performance in various fields, from biofeedback to therapy. HRV provides valuable information that can be used to make informed decisions about health and well-being.

Autonomic Nervous System Assessment

HRV reflects the fluctuations in the time intervals between heartbeats, allowing us to gauge the influence of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on heart rate. Increased HRV indicates a healthy and balanced ANS, while reduced HRV may suggest an imbalance between the sympathetic (activation) and parasympathetic (relaxation) branches of the ANS.

The HRV of all measures decreases rapidly from the second to fifth decades. Healthy longevity depends on preservation of autonomic function, in particular, HRV-parasympathetic function, despite the early age-related decrease.

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Values of HRV

Values for Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can vary depending on age, health status, and the methodology used for measurement. HRV is measured in terms of variability between time intervals between heartbeats.

The app show a dial with a HRV measurement. The HRV measurements from our app and the other apps provide approx. the same information.

HRV is a measurement that is best interpreted in the context of the individual and their specific characteristics. Mainly comparing the evolution of values with respect to oneself, you need to establish a baseline of a few days to compare to before you can start  comparing your recent past and telling you whether your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). It’s important to understand that this metric is particular to you and isn’t something that you can target or compare with others.




HRV range varies depending on age. We provide you with a table of average HRV by age group extracted from the 2010 article “Relation of High Heart Rate Variability to Healthy Longevity”. On the dial chart, we show the colors of the approximate range that would correspond according to age, according to the paper.



Higher variability is generally considered an indicator of a healthy cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system. Although very high values may indicate a less healthy state. What HRV would a person with an atrial fibrillation arrhythmia have?

You can guess that HRV will be very high since the heart is beating irregularly. It may mistakenly seem that a high HRV is good, when it is actually a situation that requires attention. This video compares HRV  and arrythmia

When heart rate is high we have modified the colors range to somehow indicate that a very high HRV situation requires attention.

HRV over time

During intense physical exertion, heart rate variability (HRV) tends to decrease due to activation of the sympathetic nervous system. In the recovery phase, HRV increases, influenced by the action of the parasympathetic nervous system. In the long term, training can improve resting HRV, indicating positive adaptation of the autonomic system to exercise. These patterns reflect the body’s physiological response and recovery ability during and after training.

More reading about: Normal Values of Corrected Heart-Rate Variability in 10-Second Electrocardiograms for All Ages

More reading about: What Factors Can Generate a Good (or Bad) HRV Score

How to measure

In order for HRV and resting heart rate to have significance, it is essential to consistently measure them at the same time and under the same conditions each day, allowing you to establish a baseline. By accumulating sufficient data, you can identify patterns and derive meaningful insights from your HRV measurements.

Measure yourself at the same time every day (ideally right after you wake up) and in the same position.
Maintain the same body position (standing for elite athletes, otherwise sitting).
Control the respiratory rate (7-10 breaths per minute). Particular attention should be paid to the inhalation phase to obtain the greatest consistency, inhaling from the belly through the nose, rather than from the chest.
Measure yourself at least 4-5 times a week
Keep a journal of your state of well-being and other comments for context.

More readings about: How to Interpret HRV to Reduce Stress and Increase Performance

More readings about RHV:

More info about An Overview of Heart Rate Variability Metrics and Norms


Units in percentile (%)
Is the percentage of beats, when between one beat and the next one, there is a difference of more than 50 milliseconds. This measurement is used to see the heart rate variability.


Units in percentile (%)
Is the percentage of beats, when between one beat and the next one, there is a difference of more than 200 milliseconds. This measurement is used to see the heart rate variability.
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Units in milliseconds (ms)
Mean value of all QRS interval


Units in milliseconds (ms)
Mean value of all QTc interval. Represents the total time from ventricular depolarization to complete repolarization. This process begins at the start of the q wave and extends to the end of the T wave.
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Units in percentile (%)
Is the percentage of positive T waves
T waves can be positive or negative, depending on the shape of the wave. Is a statistical percentage that indicates the number of waves that are positive (upright).
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Units in microvolts (uV)
Mean value on Jpoint


Units in percentile (%)
Is the percentage of waves with high frequency oscillation


Units in microvolts (uV)
It is the level of electrical potential of the signal

Heart Rate Effort Index 

Is an intensity level measure of exercise (together with duration and frequency).
Measure of how straining a physical activity is for you – it’s always personal. This means the exertion from the same exercise may be completely different depending on the individual. It can take values from 1.
Its similar to “Exercise Intensity” from polar

Best Heart Rate Recovery Index 

If in your training you reach the zone of 90% of your maximum heartrate for one minute, when you go down from the zone, the graph of the recovery and the Heart Rate Recovery Index (HRR) will be displayed.

Heart Rate Recovery index is an estimate of maximal aerobic performance, which is influenced by aerobic fitness and running economy. It compares the highest number of heartbeats per minute (bpm) you can achieve in all-out effort and the lowest number of heartbeats per minute (bpm) at rest. By observing this value over time, you can monitor progress. Higher values mean that at a given pace it requires less effort, or that your pace is faster at a given level of effort.

Is similar to “Running Index” from Polar.

Both measures allow you to learn how much exercise and strain your body can take and how much rest is optimal for you.



RR-QTc Poincare plot

Very useful to heart rate variability and dispersion analysis vs QTc variation






The application in some type of signal can detect events where there is an etopic beats. No all irregular beats can be detected, and the number of beats detected are limited by memory device requeriments and user subscription plans.


The measures and results are statistical and could be wrong.

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