Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the measure of beat to beat differences in your heart rate. If you have 60 beats per minute, It doesn’t mean you have 1 beat per second (as shown in image below). The duration of each beat differs depending on the activity of your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system fires when you are in a "fight-or-flight" situation whereas the parasympathetic nervous system fires when you need the “rest and digest" situation. During the course of a day, your body is constantly going back and forth between these two systems depending on what situation you encounter. Your sympathetic nervous system responds to the stressors on your body and mind such as physical activity, overweight, depression, and everyday stress. Your parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for helping your body recover from that stress .
Ideally, you want a flexible system that is able to fight or recover as needed but the busyness of our lives has evolved far beyond what our bodies are not designed for. It is now more important than ever to keep keep the body and mind in balance. The higher your HRV, the more your body is capable of adapting to change. Lower HRV shows your body is going through stress. Heart rate variability is a measurement that quantifies the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities in your body; or in other words, it represents the stress and recovery your body experiences. The HRV tracker uses Root Mean Square of Successive Differences (RMSSD) to measure HRV.
Even though the value of HRV has been known for the past thirty years, it is only in the past decade that technology has caught up to it. It is only now that HRV can be tracked continuously without being strapped to wires. HRV has is actively used in several fields including fitness training, weight-loss, psychotherapy, and also has clinical use for cardiac patients.
HRVTracker will slip into your life as easily as wearing an armband. It will track the state of your nervous system to show which part of your life impacts you positively and how to make sure it happens more often.
The tracker learns your habits and behaviours so that it can intervene when it detects higher stress levels. It will make notify you of suggestions to help lower the stress levels, if needed.
Analyze your progress over time. Check out the dashboard to see how your HRV changes in monthly, daily and hourly intervals. Use the tracker to design the kind of life that you want to live. It will help meet your goals despite a stressful life.
HRVTracker will track which parts of your day impact your decision making abilities and quantify the impact for you to analyze to be the best version of yourself.
With HRVTracker, you can track the progress of your recovery after that stressful meeting. Use this to learn what foods, activities help your recovery and what delays it.
By looking at the changes in your habits and behaviours through the lens of HRV, figure out how to design the lifestyle you want. Know how your body and mind perform in different circumstances.
Have access to free living condition data with minimal setup.
Have access to your data from any computer at any time.
Have access to minute by minute HRV data with high accuracy.
Have clients log their day in the app to have the context around the changes in HRV.