Is your Heart Rate Monitor compatible with Elite HRV?

We aim to support as many heart rate monitors as possible. Due to the number of heart rate monitors available on the market, we can’t feasibly test them all, so we may need your help in determining if your monitor will work or not.

First, does the heart rate monitor measure accurate R-R intervals?

R-R intervals are the exact times in milliseconds between each heart beat. This is different than regular heart rate! Even if your device happens to transmit R-R intervals, it doesn’t mean that they are not altered, smoothed, or accurate for use with HRV.

More explanation here: What are RR intervals? For wrist band monitors specifically, see here.

You may need to contact the manufacturer of your heart rate monitor to determine if it captures accurate R-R intervals that are intended for Heart Rate Variability measurements. For a list of devices that we have tested or recommend, see: Compatible Devices

Second, if your device does capture accurate R-R intervals. It needs to be able to transmit them to your phone or tablet so that Elite HRV can receive them.

At this time the app is not setup to receive R-R intervals that were previously stored on another device. The heart rate monitor needs to transmit directly to the app via your phone/tablet

Accepted transmission protocols include:

  • Bluetooth LE (also called Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth 4.0)
  • ANT+ (on select Android devices! Check the ANT+ website to see if your phone/tablet is ANT+ capable: link)

Again, the manufacturer of your heart rate monitor should easily be able to inform you whether it performs the above requirements.

In most cases, wrist and arm-based monitors are not compatible. We wish they were accurate enough! For more detailed information and for a list of devices, please see

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