Tracking Resting Heart Rate with Fitdigits Apps

Your resting heart rate tells you a lot about your heart health and training levels. See The Importance of Resting Heart Rate to check out all the fun ways your resting heart rate can help you on your journey to a healthy and fit life! And we make it easy to track.

Taking your resting pulse is simple and only requires your fingertips and a stopwatch. We also take your lowest heart rate reading every day automatically with the Apple Watch, if you have one. Ideally, take your resting pulse in the morning right after you wake up.

To manually enter your resting heart rate:
1. Launch your Fitdigits app, tap Menu > Health Vitals
2. Tap Resting Pulse.
3. Tap “+” sign located at the top right of the screen.
4. Enter your Resting Pulse, tap Save.

You can also change the date and time if you are entering a resting pulse from a previous date.

Resting heart rate

To manually delete a resting pulse entry:
1. From the resting pulse screen, swipe from right to left to delete any of the manually entered entries. (A red delete icon will appear.)
2. Tap delete and the entry will be erased from your dashboard.

Fitdigits Saved My Life

Testimonial by Fitdigits user John T.

I first became aware that I had a very slow resting pulse when I had a physical in July, and realized I needed to be proactive. I started recording my heart rate using the Fitdigits application and my newly acquired Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor when going for a walk. I am a 73 year old hiker who walks at least 1 1/4 hours a day and on hiking days, considerably more. I track my heart rate using Fitdigits not only while walking and hiking, but also while sitting at my desk.

As soon as I started using Fitdigits I noticed two things. First that I had a very low resting pulse (30 beats per minute) when sitting at my desk and second that when I went for my daily brisk walk, my heart rate was all over the place. I was worried.

I went to my doctor who did not believe me (he admitted as much) because I had no visible symptoms, and rejected the Fitdigits HRM as faulty. After I insisted, I got hooked up to an EKG and was admitted to the hospital because he thought he saw a “Fib Flutter” in my EKG. In the hospital that night, the monitors went off repeatedly as my pulse dropped below 30, then 20 and finally at 3:20 in the morning my heart stopped for 7 seconds.

Within a few hours, treated with great respect and great emergency, I had a pacemaker. If I had not had Fitdigits to monitor my heart to alert me of this condition, I would have never gone to the Hospital, and consequently would not be here writing this today.

Now I monitor my heart rate as a matter of routine. I talked to the Fitdigits Support team and they told me a Scosche Rhythm works great with a Pacemaker, so I now track my walks and hikes using the Rhythm and it works perfectly. As far as I am concerned Fitdigits saved the life of a 73 year old hiker. Thank you!

Tracking Blood Pressure with Fitdigits Apps

Use any blood pressure cuff/monitor to measure your blood pressure, then manually enter your stats into Fitdigits, or link with supported blood pressure partners like Withings and have your blood pressure automatically imported from their portal.

To manually enter your blood pressure:
1. Launch your Fitdigits app, tap Menu > Health  Vitals
2. Tap Blood Pressure.
3. Tap “+” sign located at the top right of the screen.
4. Enter your blood pressure, tap Save.

You can also change the date and time if you are entering a blood pressure from a previous date.

To manually delete a blood pressure entry:

1. From the same screen, swipe from right to left to delete any of the manually entered blood pressure entries. (A red delete icon will appear.)
2. Tap delete and the entry will be erased from your dashboard.

Please note you can only delete manually entered blood pressure entries, you cannot delete a BP entry from Withings or other data provider.