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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Mine seems to be the same. How wonderful. We have this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradycardia

    Though I go to the gym, so that might be one reason why mines low
    :O though I go swimming a lot and swim pretty intensively
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    Standard medical OSCE exams expect you to count to 30 and double it, never 15 secs and quadruple it.
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    80 plus or minus 4. I've been sitting down for at least half an hour, not doing anything in the least bit interesting. It's an improvement on the last time I measured my heart rate though - 105 resting rate while in hospital ftl.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    :O though I go swimming a lot and swim pretty intensively
    That's almost certainly the reason.

    Heart rate has to slow down if you're not breathing to preserve oxygen in the body. If you're a regular swimmer, your body naturally adapts to less oxygen.

    I used to do long-distance running and other sports, similar boat.

    Pretty sure you are not a health risk.
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    Is low heart rate related to low b/p?


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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Yep, all the pulses you can feel are arteries (besides feeling the heart itself of course).
    That's what I meant
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    (Original post by moya)
    It's only calibrated to take a pulse from a finger. I've tried other veins etc and they are all inaccurate there. Use it as it says.
    The app you speak of is not calibrated at all, very unreliable and only capilaries exist in the finger. The whole detection method is a complete flaw. Please don't use it as an accurate read out, because it's not. It is far more accurate to count off over 60 seconds from a big artery, such as the femoral or carotid.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    :O though I go swimming a lot and swim pretty intensively

    Ooh this is pretty cool:

    http://www.healthstatus.com/health_b...han-you-think/

    I guess this works in my favour massively, as I've had like 3(?) panic attacks now (which helps increase your heart rate) Still have a bit of fat to go for me, but according to that Im in pretty good shape
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    80. Checked twice, same result.
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    (Original post by Pegasus2)
    The app you speak of is not calibrated at all, very unreliable and only capilaries exist in the finger. The whole detection method is a complete flaw. Please don't use it as an accurate read out, because it's not. It is far more accurate to count off over 60 seconds from a big artery, such as the femoral or carotid.
    It's accurate, at least for me, and it takes a bit of time to know how to use it properly. It gives me the same heart rate as taking it by finger, and the same as a doctor taking it (either by hand or machine).
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Ooh this is pretty cool:

    http://www.healthstatus.com/health_b...han-you-think/

    I guess this works in my favour massively, as I've had like 3(?) panic attacks now (which helps increase your heart rate) Still have a bit of fat to go for me, but according to that Im in pretty good shape
    pretty cool, I've never had a panic attack though :O not have I ever fainted before :/
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    pretty cool, I've never had a panic attack though :O not have I ever fainted before :/
    You don't ever want one. Feel's like the world is ending.
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    (Original post by Pegasus2)
    You don't ever want one. Feel's like the world is ending.
    :O I've wanted one though just to see how it feels


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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    52 - much lower than others, is that bad?
    Edit: even when I've got it professionally checked its that too :///

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    Not necessarily. Some people are perfectly healthy with low heart rates. If you exercise a lot then it's probably nothing to worry about.

    Wikipedia says that it isn't usually symptomatic until you get to below 50bpm, but even then it is possible to be just very healthy. Elite Athletes have bpms around 40 and the GWR for lowest heart rate in a healthy human is 27bpm.

    Edit: I forgot, mine was properly tested a few weeks ago, and at rest it is 70. Although I can probably get it below 70 as I haven't been doing much exercise recently and need to get fitter.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    :O I've wanted one though just to see how it feels


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    Well then, just trust me when I say you don't.
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    68 bpm

    Surely counting for a minute is more accurate :P
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    (Original post by ThatPerson)
    Not necessarily. Some people are perfectly healthy with low heart rates. If you exercise a lot then it's probably nothing to worry about.

    Wikipedia says that it isn't usually symptomatic until you get to below 50bpm, but even then it is possible to be just very healthy. Elite Athletes have bpms around 40 and the GWR for lowest heart rate in a healthy human is 27bpm.

    Edit: I forgot, mine was properly tested a few weeks ago, and at rest it is 70.
    Your right, I go swimming frequently and use the gym quite a lot too


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    (Original post by Pegasus2)
    Well then, just trust me when I say you don't.
    awww


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    (Original post by Tim2341)
    To get your beats per minute..

    What is your bpm?
    56 :hmmm:

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