Validity of the ithleteTM Smart Phone Application for Determining Ultra-Short-Term Heart Rate Variability

Here’s our latest study testing the accuracy of the ithlete vs ECG.

Validity of the ithleteTM Smart Phone Application for Determining Ultra-Short-Term Heart Rate Variability

 

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About hrvtraining

I hold an MS in Exercise Science and am a CSCS with the NSCA. I"m currently working in the Human Performance Lab at Auburn University (Montgomery) completing several research projects on HRV and exercise. I will be pursuing a PhD in Human Performance this Fall (2014) at the University of Alabama. Formerly, I worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cal U in PA. I have an extensive athletic background including hockey, rugby and collegiate football. I now compete in raw powerlifting and was the 2010 Canadian National Champion (amateur). I am interested in all aspects of strength and conditioning however my research interest pertains to heart rate variability and its application to monitoring the training of athletes.
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3 Responses to Validity of the ithleteTM Smart Phone Application for Determining Ultra-Short-Term Heart Rate Variability

  1. Tim says:

    I don’t know if I misunderstood your paper. You wanted to test the ithlete receiver and chest-strap hardware. In the procedure section, you mentioned that each subject was equipped with “heart rate transmitter and an elastic strap (Non-Coded Polar T-31, Polar Electro Oy, Kemple, Finland)”. So you were testing Polar transmitter, ithlete receiver, and ithlete software. So the heart rate monitors used were from Polar and not any of the ones sold on ithlete’s web page?

  2. hrvtraining says:

    Hi Tim,

    The manufacturer provides a list of compatible chest strap monitors on their site:

    Polar T31, T34, T61
    Polar T31 coded (incl Wearlink)
    Suunto Dual
    Nike analog chest transmitter belt
    Sigma Sport non coded
    Oregon Scientific analog
    Decathlon Geonaute HRM Chest belt

    We use the Polar T-31 (among a few other Polar models) in our lab and therefore used that one for the cross-validation. So no, we did not use the brand that ithlete sells on their website.

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