My Grandma Wears a Fitbit Charge HR
|Note 4 Heart Rate Monitor|
For years, I've been relying on her Hartmann Tensoval digital blood pressure monitor and my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to measure her heart rate since she doesn't want to get a pacemaker. The problem with this is I won't know if her heart rate was normal the entire day. We had to check it every now and then to make sure I am giving her the right dosage of medicine.
Last year, I was very active in attending Kinesis and CrossFit classes at CrossFit Halcyon. Unlike everyone, I wanted to get fat. I've been counting my calories via MyFitnessPal and logging exercises on the app as well. I wasn't getting fat (yeah. jepoy problems) so I started to do research on fitness, including these wearables. It seems that heart rate is essential too in calculating the calorie burn in every exercise.
|My Grandma and her cardiologist|
|(Weekly Summary - Resting Heart Rate)|
Resting heart rate is the heart pumping the lowest amount of blood you need because you're not exercising. If you're sitting or lying and you're calm, relaxed and aren't ill, your heart rate is normally between 60 (beats per minute) and 100 (beats per minute).
A heart rate lower than 60 doesn’t necessarily signal a medical problem. It could be the result of taking a drug such as a beta blocker. A lower heart rate is also common for people who get a lot of physical activity or are very athletic. Active people often have lower heart rates because their heart muscle is in better condition and doesn’t need to work as hard to maintain a steady beat.
|(Per Day Summary - Heart Rate)|
I know this is not a medical device but I cannot deny the fact that it provided essential data for me and my grandma's doctor. We got a general idea about her resting heart rate and sleeping patterns. Since my grandma doesn't want to get a pacemaker, the Fitbit Charge HR eases the medicine dosage guessing game.
I am thankful that a device that was originally intended for a younger market can greatly improve the life of older people and the people around them. Without the Fitbit Charge HR, I would still be getting my grandma's heart rate manually and not her general resting heart rate. This improvement has lead to the assurance that my grandma is healthy and given the proper dosage of medicine at any given time.
My Grandma Wears a Fitbit Charge HR Reviewed by Jepoy on 7/14/2016 10:54:00 PM Rating: