We are happy to announce our partnership with Azumio and our integration of their Instant Heart Rate app into the iPhone version of Nexercise. By doing this, we’ve enhanced your user experience by enabling you to periodically use your iPhone to monitor your heart rate during physical activity. The cool thing is that Nexercisers don’t have to purchase an external heart rate monitor. For less than $1, you can download the Azumio “Instant Heart Rate” app, which will automatically connect to and interact with Nexercise.
We are excited about this for a number of reasons. This is our first step towards integrating health measuring capabilities into the Nexercise user experience. Now you can get a periodic heart rate snapshot, ensuring you’re exercising in a safe and optimal zone, depending on your goals. Over time, we want our users to be able to capture their health data and understand its relation to their behavior. This is our first step in that direction. From a broader perspective, this integration allows us to better understand trends and health metrics so we may offer you the best possible solution to motivate you to move, lose weight, or just stay fit.
How Does it Work?
Currently the integration is only available on the iPhone version, but will come to Android soon. When you start Nexercising in motion tracking mode, you can tap the Heart Icon on the upper right of the screen near the timer. If the Azumio Instant Heart Rate app is already installed on your iPhone, Nexercise automatically launches Azumio Instant Heart Rate in track mode. All you have to do is put your finger over the iPhone camera until it finishes measuring your heart rate. Once your heart rate is determined, you will automatically return to Nexercise, which will show your heart rate measurement. Upon submission of the exercise session, you will receive the “Pumped Up” medal and bonus points. If the Azumio Instant Heart Rate app is not already installed, you will be prompted to download & install it.
Azumio™ is a leader in biofeedback health apps on mobile devices with more than 20 million downloads to date on both iOS™ and Android® platforms. We are happy to offer this feature to you. Hopefully you will find it useful and find that it enhances your Nexercise experience. We are constantly striving to better motivate you to reach your goals and will continue to offer new and exciting benefits in Nexercise.