235: Zoom HRV – The Wearable Tech That Tracks Heart Rate Variability
As regular listeners know I am a sucker for wearables devices and love how you can now track our diet, exercise, sleep, weight, heart rate, blood pressure and even create our own dashboards of wellbeing.But there is much more to wearables than trying to reach 10,000 steps. Monitoring your heart rate and sleep for example not only helps you monitor and improve your health but also help against cardiovascular disease.
Lifetrak Zoom HRV optically streams continuous heart rate data, monitors all physical movements, auto-detects sleep, calculates calories burned based on heart rate intensity, manages ambient light exposure, and syncs data with a mobile app. It’s watertight up to 50 meters and can count laps in a pool while measuring continuous heart rate.
Zoom HRV can automatically monitor physical fatigue to assess personal recovery and provides exertion recommendations for upcoming training sessions.
The device can also measure cycling cadence and heart rate simultaneously if worn on the ankle. It streams continuous heart rate data, monitors all physical movements, auto-detects sleep, calculates calories burned based on heart rate intensity, But I wanted to take a different angle to look at this wearable, so I invited Lifetrak president Mike Hosey. And also Dr. Harmon on here to understand both the tech and health aspects of this device.