HRV Explained Part 3: How to measure HRV


*Update: For a much more thorough and updated description of how to measure HRV please see this post.

If you’ve been following my discussions you’re probably curious about how one goes about monitoring their HRV. Today I’ll inform you of how I monitor mine as well as a few other options available. I strongly suggest reading Part 1 and 2 of my HRV discussion before reading this if you haven’t already.

If you have $30,000+ lying around then you can buy yourself an Omegawave. This device is used by organizations within the NFL, NCAA, Olympics, Pro Soccer leagues in Europe, etc.

Here is a demonstration of NFL players having their HRV measured on the Omegawave prior to training camp.

Assuming that dropping 30 g’s is unreasonable for you there are some other options.

I personally use an app called the iThlete that is compatible with both ios and android. The…

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