Beat2Phone ECG Meter and Smart Mobile APPs

Ideal for Athletes and anyone concerned with keeping a healthy heart.

The Beat2Phone sensor is a heart rate monitoring device that sends a digital signal to an app in your mobile phone allowing you to view your ECG in real time on the phone screen.

To use the Beat2Phone ECG meter you only need:

  • The Beat2Phone Bluetooth sensor attached to your chest with a flexible belt.
  • A smartphone or tablet (Android/iOS) for the Beat2Phone app
  • The Bluetooth feature for linking the sensor to the smartphone or tablet
  • The charging unit for the Bluetooth sensor

You can use the Beat2Phone ECG meter for studying chest feelings or symptoms, while sleeping, and during physical exercise. The app also lets you save the ECG to the smartphone memory or to a separate memory card for later study using a handy calendar view.

A Reliable and user-friendly ECG Meter and Smartfone APP

The Beat2Phone app is straightforward and user-friendly

You can download operating instructions for the Beat2Phone from this link >>

The Beat2Phone sensor and mobile app were developed by VTT – the Technical Research Centre of Finland.

  • The Beat2Phone app works in Android and iOS devices.
  • The Bluetooth sensor is compatible with devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • The Beat2Phone Bluetooth sensor has a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Analysing Physical Exercise Performance

Athletes and physical exercise enthusiasts have a tendency to overtrain at times, causing cardiac strain, palpitations and irregular heartbeat. Regular heart studies are recommended for anyone engaged in active physical training.

The Beat2Phone ECG meter and mobile app displays the user’s heart rate and its variation, together with the ECG trace, facilitating control of fitness levels. Readings from the device can also help to predict the onset of flu.
“Though I felt no other symptoms of illness, the device readings were unusual, so to be on the safe side I skipped my normal jog. I came down with flu on the very next day.”
A heart rate monitor is a versatile instrument for endurance sport enthusiasts, supporting focused training and helping the user to achieve the desired training goals. Nearly all physical exercise enthusiasts seem to be wearing wristband monitors nowadays.
The Beat2Phone ECG meter in sport mode displays and records the same information as a heart rate monitor, while also saving an ECG trace for subsequent analysis by a sports physician or cardiologist to disclose a great deal of additional detail concerning the impact of sport and physical exercise on health and heart function.
A sports performance metric can be saved to the smartphone memory or external memory card in sport mode for later viewing and analysis by a medical practitioner or trainer. The device uses GPS data to store details of the route taken, and provides a wide range of information on the physical exertion, effects and energy consumption involved in exercising.

The Beat2Phone app enters sport mode on selecting GPS data in Settings. The following physical exercise information is available:

  • ECG
  • Instantaneous average, maximum heart rate and heart rate histogram.
  • GPS data: speed, latitude, longitude and altitude (from phone pressure sensor)
  • Journey distance and duration
  • Instantaneous, average and maximum speed
  • Average speed and heart rate when speed exceeds the threshold set in Profile
  • Energy expended in kilocalories
  • Cadence (stride rate)
  • Performance: distance travelled per heartbeat (instantaneous and averages)
  • Exercise route shown on a map with heart rate and GPS data.
  • At the end of the exercise Beat2Phone suggests saving a summary of the results as an exercise diary entry in the phone calendar.

Beat2Phone also provides an orthostatic test mode (SETTINGS > Orthostatic test) in which the app connects to the Beat2Phone device and instructs the user to lie down (birdsong). After five minutes a change in birdsong instructs the user to stand for four minutes. Another change then instructs the user to lie down again for four minutes, after which the app calculates the average resting and standing heart rate and heart rate variation. These are displayed and saved to the phone SD card. Use the DataPlot app to review the history of orthostatic tests.

Avoid exercising if you are experiencing general fatigue or feeling unwell, during feverish infections, or in case of sore throat, chest pains or muscle pain.

The right amount of physical exercise benefits nearly all bodily functions, enhancing physical and mental stamina and retarding the deterioration of functional capacity. Physical exercise can also prevent and even cure some illnesses. Regular exercise prevents hypertension, improves impaired glucose metabolism, has favourable cholesterol impacts, and helps in weight management.

For Investigating Cardiac Symptoms

Older people can be plagued by random and regular heart palpitations, but the feeling often passes while queuing for ECG monitoring at health centres and hospital emergency rooms. The Beat2Phone meter allows people experiencing palpitations or other cardiac symptoms to take an ECG at home and then show the results to a medical practitioner, thereby gaining a broader impression of the state of the heart than is available under conventional test conditions and an ECG for the circumstances in which unusual sensations were experienced.

The Beat2Phone device lets you monitor your heart function:

  • ECG
  • Heart rate (with time graph)
  • Heart rate variation (with time graph)
  • Posture and activity (from 3D accelerometer)
  • Event button
  • And also in analysis mode:
    • Heart rate histogram for the measurement period
    • ECG intervals: P, PR, QRS, ST and QTc
    • Opportunity for annotation
    • ST segment analysis
    • A millimetre paper view of ECG and heart rate is also available, e.g. for sending as an e-mail attachment

Evaluating an ECG at home is both challenging and even inadvisable, but non-specialists may notice the more obvious abnormalities. A medical practitioner will note details on the ECG and may diagnose a potential need for treatment on this basis.

“Many instances of embolism and thrombosis could be averted with prompt detection of atrial fibrillation.”

Beat2Phone is a convenient instrument for taking an ECG in the event of random palpitations and chest sensations. The user merely puts on the heart monitor band and taps the record button on the smartphone to record the sensations in the mobile device memory for later review using a handy calendar view.

The Beat2Phone sensor may even be used safely around the clock, and will continuously record signals for up to 20 hours.