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5 Android apps that monitor your heart health

September is Heart Awareness Month and heart disease claims around 225 lives in South Africa each day. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 80 per cent of heart disease and strokes can be prevented

For Heart Awareness Month, Alcatel recommends some Android apps that can help help monitor your heart health and reduce your risk of heart conditions.

1. My Cardiac Coach
Developed by the American Heart Association, My Cardiac Coach aims to help heart attack patients make a successful recovery. It’s a personalised app that helps you manage your lifestyle and it has progress trackers for monitoring blood pressure and weight as well as tools for logging physical activity and more.

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Download it on Google Play.

2. Instant Heart Rate
Accurately measure your pulse and heartbeat zone with your heart rate and health monitor, after sleeping or during workouts and training. Instant Heart Rate simply detects change in your finger to provide accurate heartbeat measurements.

Download it on Google Play.

3. SmartBP
SmartBP is a simple, easy to use, blood pressure management tool that allows you to record your blood pressure measurements, track and analyse your progress. You can also share reports with your doctor or members of your family.

Download it on Google Play.

4. CardioVisual
Created by cardiologists, CardioVisual is a multimedia educational heart health app. Its comprehensive library of videos and interactive graphics provides clear explanations of all aspects of heart health including risk factors, prevention, conditions and treatments of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Download it on Google Play.

5. Cardiograph Heart Rate Monitor
Cardiograph Heart Rate Monitor calculates your pulse or heart rate using your smartphone’s built-in sensors and devices. You can record and track your results to keep an eye on the health of your heart.

Download it on Google Play.

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