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With my last 'attack', I was told by a doc in the ER that I should get a fitbit or something similar, that monitors my heart rate continuously. What would be more helpful is finding something  that can take an ecg wave, but I'm finding that to be nearly impossible in just a fitness style watch (and even then, how accurate would that even be). 

So my question, does anyone use a fitbit or similar to monitor their heart rate? I have a Samsung phone, with the Health app, so I'm thinking of getting Samsung's fitbit style watch. I guess I'm worried about the accuracy. What are you thoughts? Any suggestions, anyone have experience with these watches for heart rate monitoring?

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    As bicycler in my younger days, I had chest strap that put the heart rate on my handlebar display and found they have new chest strap that transmits to your phone. This chest strap is made by Polar and app is free on Android and other phones. Great display and shows my random SVT very well. Very stable app and I have even ran it for 8 hours all night! Lots of SVT! Check out Polar Industries apps.

    I even use it on my walks as GPS shows route and exact mileage.

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      I was thinking of looking into a chest strap, I hear they're a lot more accurate. I wasn't sure if that was something I could wear 24/7 like the watches. I just don't know enough about them. I guess I should do more digging on that!


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    I have a fit bit and I find it priceless for me. The heart rate is incredibly accurate. I have heard the i watch has a heart rythm on it. You might check that out. 

    I had an instance  on Sunday where my fit bit showed I went from 63 to 139 in 1 second. . 

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    I had a short episode last night and it shot up tp 160bpm for a few minutes but my fitbit didn't track it. Only caught it on my samsung phone. Sometimes fitbit can record a reading of high hr so might be worth looking intosomething that gives a more accurate reading. If you find one let me know 😊

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