Smart Phone

By RebDee Latest Reply 2015-02-19 11:15:42 -0600
Started 2015-02-16 12:16:13 -0600

For Valentine's Day, my new boyfriend, Sam, got me a smart phone, the kind that has all of those health apps. Now I want to know what is normal. First it asked me for my name, age, date of birth, weight and height ( thought it would give me my BMI but so far it has not). Now when I want my pulse rate, I put my finger on the back and in a jiffy I get a number. However, I really have no idea if that number is right for me. So What is a normal range? Is this good or is it just a play toy?

12 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-02-19 11:15:42 -0600 Report

I love my smartphone. I learned to stay away from the "health" apps because they are not always accurate. Normal should be between 80 and 90 resting. However the best person to ask is your doctor because pulse rates in people can be varying depending on the person.

The best thing I did was download the In Case of Emergency App. I entered all of my information. My sister knows my phones password as does our Neighborhood Services Police Officers. Thankfully, they do know it because one of them stopped pass my house when I was really low and could barely function. He took me to the ER and used my phone to fill out the paperwork and contact my sister. She now has it on her phone.

I mainly use mine for emails, texting, keeping up with Facebook and Twitter. I also have a note app so I can take notes on my phone if I am in a meeting. I also play a lot of games on it and use it to search the web and GPS if I am going some place unfamiliar.

BreC 2015-02-17 10:47:18 -0600 Report

My resting HR is 80-90 and sometimes gets as high as 120. That is normal for me with having arrhythmia. I have to be very careful of any meds I take. P.S. Sam sounds like a keeper.

BB42 2015-02-17 08:31:00 -0600 Report

The apps are usually good. Normal pulse rate is between 60 - 100 beats/minute. You can check it by taking your pulse by putting 2 fingers just above above you thumb and compressing the artery ( radial) against the bone (radius) Count for 15 seconds then multip[ly the number by 4. Should correlate with what your app says

handmashed 2015-02-16 23:41:24 -0600 Report

As far as I can tell, and I am an NAC, and have full training as a CMA… the smart phone app for your heart rate is ok … but not a competent medical tool. Hope that clears things up… LOL
(clear as mud)

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-16 19:47:45 -0600 Report

I don't have an answer for you but…a friend of mine turned in his smart phone because it was to advanced for him. Just saying…
But I am happy as a toad on the lilly pad about you and Sam. That's
awesome. Hugs, VL

RebDee 2015-02-17 10:28:30 -0600 Report

I also turned in my smart phone at one time but now I am tired of my dumb flip phone and wanted some of those apps so I decided to try it again. Besides, Sam bought it for me as my Valentine's Day gift.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-17 11:18:32 -0600 Report

Well there's no way to turn it in since it was a Valentine gift. Have you considered buying yourself
a book called Medical Terminology for Dummies. I'm not trying to be funny. It's very informative. Might give that some thought. Hugs, VL

DrJohn 2015-02-16 12:24:05 -0600 Report

resting heart rate should be around 60-70 give or take.

suecsdy 2015-02-17 05:32:14 -0600 Report

I've been wondering about that since my blood pressure moniter gives me a heart rate along with bp. Good to know I am ok.

RebDee 2015-02-16 12:25:22 -0600 Report

Thanks Dr. John.

RebDee 2015-02-19 05:38:08 -0600 Report

BTW - my resting heart rate is staying constant for the last 4 days between 56-59. After reading all the replies above, it seems that it is too low. However, my BP runs 140/60. That seems like it makes no sense.

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