What do I trust laying down my pulse oximeter said 65 my fit bit said 67 but the heart rate app on my phone said 74 then standing my pulse oximeter said 121 and heart rate app 110 but at that time standing my fit bit just said 95 so I'm not trusting that reading but should I trust my pulse oximeter or heart rate app

19 Answers

holcombedynamic
Answered 7 months ago    reply

My advice is learn to do it manually. That’s the most accurate of all

Consuelo_Hedden
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I know how to do it manually I just prefer the monitor they are easier to use


Agueda_foolhardy
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I use fit bit and pulse oximeter. Unless they are way off I usually just average them. I agree that manually is the most accurate. I find the other can really fluctuate based on how strong my BP is which is usually pretty weak.

Consuelo_Hedden
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I know how to do it manually I just prefer the monitor they are easier to use

Agueda_foolhardy
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I agree they are easier and quicker, especially when the heart rate can change so quickly. I just wish they could be more accurate even with low BP. My PT suggested a chest strap monitor because it works better but I know for me, I can’t stand something constricting around my chest so I just deal with the pulse oxi and fit bit

Agueda_foolhardy
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Ladawn if you’re looking for when you’re sleeping a fitbit would be good. I have the Fitbit Charge HR and it always seem to do well to track my sleep and heart rate at night. I find it pretty confortable and don’t notice when I have it on. I find it pretty simple actually since you can have access to all your info and can be really helpful to show doctors. When I walk/exercise it was always vey close to readings I got from a pulse oximeter so I trusted the readings.

ladawnp
Answered 7 months ago    reply

agueda , thank you! That’s the fitbit I was looking at. It definitely looks like the comfiest option. I read that it uses your heart rate to help determine your sleep cycles, but does it also record your heart rate for the whole night? With how fast my heart is getting at night, it would think I was jogging not sleeping, lol. Also, do you know if you can make it alert you if you heart rate hits a certain level or does it just record?

Agueda_foolhardy
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I haven’t used it in a while since I’m on beta blockers now but I do know it would record in my sleep too because I could pull up a graph of my 24hr heart rate but it won’t alert you


Celine_C
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I have the same problem especially when standing. Fitbit says 95 and pulse oximeter says 125.


ladawnp
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I was just looking into a fitbit this morning. Though it looks complicated. I just want to measure my heartbeat while I’m sleeping because I keep waking with my heart racing and drenched in sweat. Want to measure it a bit. Not sure which you should trust because I’m just learning about them. biut out of curiosity, is the fitbit comfy enough to wear all the time?

Consuelo_Hedden
Answered 7 months ago    reply

It is comfy but don't catch spikes good it is great for a resting HR but not for spikes


McGann.envious
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Pulse ox is accurate, Fitbit are not.


cool_volcano
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Ah. Good to know I'm not the only one whose fitbit apparently can't keep up with my hr spikes.
Such a waste of money


Murrell.Nelle98
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Pulse ox would be more accurate I think


brody_79
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Fitbit averages the hr from 30 seconds or something to that effect so it doesn't catch spikes (I'm talking about the display not the the end of the day historical data which it averages over 5 minutes), so trust the pulse ox over the fitbit.


wmittie
Answered 7 months ago    reply

Fitbit has been sued over their inaccuracy.


harmony
Answered 7 months ago    reply

My fit bit is accurate as accurate as the hospital. You have to take it when your arm is not moving though. My fit bit and ox meter show almost the same bpm.


Maureen.Beals
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I have an oxi meter and I was admitted to hospital I told the hospital nurse I had an oxi meter and it measured mg oxygen at 56 percent numerous of Dr's and nurses told me sometimes they can be sensitive to temp and if batteries are low to can give an in accurate reading.


fonseca_crystle
Answered 7 months ago    reply

I don’t wouldn’t trust any apps


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