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HRV User Story – Ted Stark

Elite athlete and SweetBeat HRV super user, Ted Stark, has recorded over 2,300 HRV sessions! Ted just ran the 10K Wharf to Wharf with his dad and finished with his best time ever. Ted manages his training and recovery by tracking his HRV daily with the SweetBeat HRV app. He also meditates with the Headspace app to balance his nervous system. Ted is a great example of an athlete who uses his biometrics holistically to manage his health and fitness. Ted’s HRV is very high and continues to trend upward.

Download the SweetBeat HRV app at You can use a Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitor chest strap or the Zoom fitness band. Go to and use promo code ZOOMSB10 for $10 off the Zoom. Outside of the United States go to Amazon and use the same promo code.

Run Wild

Measure your HRV for Training for 3 minutes every morning with the SweetBeat HRV app for iOS and Android. The algorithm will create an adaptive trend line based on your biometrics so you know if you’re recovered and ready to workout. It will advise you to train as planned, make it a low exertion day or take a rest day. Athletes use HRV to train smarter and improve their performance. Use your HRV biometrics so you can meet your fitness goals more effectively.

Click here to read the scientific paper that was used to create the HRV for Training algorithm.

Download the SweetBeat HRV app at Go to and use promo code ZOOMSB10 for $10 off the Zoom. Outside the U.S, go to Amazon and use the same promo code for the Zoom. The SweetBeat HRV app with the Zoom is the best way to reach your fitness goals.

Go Beyond Counting Steps & Calories

Are you ready to GO BEYOND counting steps and calories with your fitness band? Measure your HRV with the SweetBeat app for Android and iOS. Measuring Heart Rate (HR) is just the beginning of your journey to better health. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the BEST holistic indicator of your health and fitness level.

Track your HRV for Training for 3 minutes each morning and monitor your fitness with an adaptive trend line based on your biometrics. Track your nutrition and daily lifestyle with the Food Test and 3 Minute Checkup to learn what improves your health and fitness.

Go to to learn more about SweetBeat HRV and download the app. Use the promo code ZOOMSB10 at for $10 off the Zoom fitness device. International customers can order the Zoom on Amazon with the same promo code HERE.

And yes, the Zoom tracks your workouts – heart rate, calorie burn and steps. The Zoom also monitors your sleep and blue light exposure. When you’re ready to GO BEYOND and learn more about your biometrics, we’re ready to help you with the Sweetbeat HRV app and the Zoom.


We Measure Heart

Three female engineers started SweetWater Health six years ago with a mission to empower people to manage their health and wellness. We design SweetBeat HRV (heart rate variability) software and we’re passionate about our software because it enables users to see into their nervous system. HRV is a holistic indicator of your energy level; more energy means better health and fitness. Measure your HRV and tap your energy source. 

Download SweetBeat HRV app at or click on the logo below for iTunes. Use the promo code ZOOMSB10 for $10 off the Zoom device at

TrainingPeaks Compatibility Now On Android & iOS!

TrainingPeaks Compatibility

TrainingPeaks compatibility on iOS was such a hit that we have now included this functionality in our Android version of SweetBeat!

Step 1: Sign-in to your SweetWater Health account and scroll down to find the TrainingPeaks button. Select this and enter your TrainingPeaks account information. Your accounts are now synced!

Step 2: To upload your first HRV scores to TrainingPeaks, simply run a “HRV for Training” session with SweetBeat on either Android or iOS.

Note: You must turn on location services in order for the time to be correct on the session. If you cannot see your HRV in TrainingPeaks when you sign-in, you may need to select “metrics” to be shown in your calendar view.

If you have any questions, please email us at

July 2016 Updates – Including a Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway!

SweetWater Health July 2016 Newsletter and Update

  • Purchase or Update DailyBeat HRV and enter to win a new Heart Rate Monitor!
  • Download our free Food Effect app and discover hidden food sensitivities!
  • SweetBeatHRV has several new features! Check it out!
  • Check out our sponsored HRV enhancement products!

DailyBeat HRM Giveaway


DailyBeatHRV is our latest iOS HRV app designed for your busy lifestyle! The results show you where you are for your age and gender and the Willpower feature helps you create better habits for a healthier you.

Thanks to our newest compatible heart rate monitor, Vernier, taking daily measurements is easier than ever. With the hand held monitor you can do short sessions lying in bed, sitting at your desk or watching TV.

Purchase or update DailyBeatHRV for a chance to win a new Heart Rate Monitor! Each month until December we will give away a Heart Rate Monitor for DailyBeat HRV users. Simply launch the app and select “Enter” from the popup.  Winners will be announced the first day of each month from August to December 2016.

New Free Food Effect App

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Inflammation is an innate response to injury, stress, or illness, poor gut function or eating toxic foods (high-toxin, high-sugar, high-processed, high-gluten, etc.) and induces an inflammatory response. When this response becomes the norm for your body, it becomes a low-level feature in your physiology and problems arise.  It turns out that inflammation is the common link between cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity in developed nations and thus should be reduced by whatever means available.  FoodEffect provides a tool for detecting food sensitivities that may contribute to low level inflammation. If you are sensitive to certain foods, you may not experience symptoms, though your body reacts by elevating your heart rate after eating an offending food. The food sensitivity feature will detect this elevation in heart rate which can occur anytime up to 1 ½ hours after eating an offending food.

SweetBeat HRV Updates

We are very excited to announce these new features, some of which have been suggested by our users!

  • Save custom session tags for future use.
    • See your custom tags in the charts bar graph section.
  • Users now have the ability to choose between 3 or 5 minute HRV for Training sessions.
    • Open the application, go to the Monitor tab, select the settings wheel in the top right corner, and select 3 or 5 minute sessions.
  • New scatter gram charts, which show instantaneous HRV and LF/HF balance.
  • Increased graphing speeds
  • Emailing yourself a session now includes several types of session files:
    • A simple .txt format
    • A Kubios ready text file for the Kubios analysis program
    • An RR-Interval CSV file
  • Version checking will ensure you are using the newest version available.
  • Sessions in history are in chronological order.
  • New options under the General tab.
    • Rate the app
    • Contact Support
    • See our HRV Enhancers

HRV Enhancers

centrepointe researchResearch has shown that meditation alters the brain wave patterns significantly and aides in the repair and recovery of the nervous system. Holosync is an audio technology created by Bill Harris that enables profoundly deep meditation usually only experienced by advanced meditators (e.g. Zen Buddhist Monks).  Holosync meditation audio technology increases Heart Rate Variability via the nervous system repair mechanism. Click here to learn more!


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The Delta 1 Sleeper has been endorsed by super humans like Ben Greenfield and our resident quantified selfer, Jo Beth Dow. As the nervous system repairs during a sound night of sleep, your HRV will reflect this recovery. Similarly a poor night of sleep will result in a less than optimal morning HRV and the resulting reduction in performance. Read more about how it helped Jo Beth on our blog.

Exercise Helps You Balance Life


How Exercise Helps with Stress Management

Exercise can help you get the killer body you’ve always wanted, but exercise also provides numerous benefits for overall health and well-being. In addition to weight loss, exercise offers tremendous stress-reduction benefits as you boost your energy levels, build resilience, and increase your strength – both physically and mentally.

Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs; without it you will feel drained and have difficulty focusing on important tasks during the day. Eight hours is recommended for optimum health for most people, and exercise can help you get those eight hours of quality slumber easily.

If you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep through the night, exercise could well be the answer to your struggles. Not only does exercise tire you out so that getting to sleep becomes easier, it also releases feel-good endorphins that help to reduce stress, allowing you to put all those little things that worry you to rest for the night.

Don’t exercise too close to bedtime, however, as this could have the opposite effect due to the increased alertness most people feel right after getting their heart pumping and blood flowing with a vigorous workout.

Take Your Dog for a Walk for Exercise and Companionship in One

If you have a pet pooch, exercise can do wonders for strengthening your bond with each other. Dogs need plenty of exercise and as the parent to your beloved four-legged friend, that means you’ll be getting exercise too as you spend time walking or playing with your dog. Taking your dog for daily walks is good for your cardiovascular health and also works to improve muscle tone in your legs and buttocks.

Many people underestimate walking as an effective form of exercise because we naturally do it every day, but it’s actually one of the best and most popular ways to get the recommended levels of daily physical activity. Exercise with your dog is beneficial for both of you; your dog will be thrilled to be spending some quality time with you, and you’ll be giving your body a workout, often without even realizing it. What’s more, the health benefits of dog ownership extend far beyond getting more physical activity, including stress reduction, socialization, and more.

Exercise Takes Your Mind Off of Your Worries

Many people work out to keep themselves busy and to take their mind off of any problems that they might be having. Exercise requires extreme focus, and this is a great way to keep your mind occupied with more positive thoughts.

In addition to actually keeping you busy, the hormones released during exercise will boost your mood which can give you a more positive perspective on those daily worries. Putting in an exercise DVD to keep your mind busy is a much healthier choice than reaching for a pack of rich chocolate cookies (tempting as they are) and will have a much more positive effect on your waistline.

Hone Your Body’s Systems to Function Efficiently 

Exercise helps your body function at its best in many areas, which enables your body to better cope with stressful situations. Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that responds to stress in a positive way, and regular exercise causes your brain to release norepinephrine.

Overall, exercise helps to balance the levels of various neurotransmitters in the brain, making you happier and sharpening your mind. If you do get stressed easily, then starting a regular exercise routine can be highly effective for tackling your stress in a natural way that provides whole-body benefits.

Exercise Can Alleviate Symptoms of ADHD and Other Mental Health Conditions

ADHD is something that is affecting more and more people, but exercise (especially swimming) can have a calming effect on those who suffer from the disorder. Cognitive performance and the functions of the brain are proven to improve when exercise is put into the equation, which is why exercise can be perfect for those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Exercise such as swimming will burn some of the extreme energy levels many people with ADHD experience and will also help to increase their attention span. In addition to ADHD, exercise can help people suffering from other mental health conditions including depression and anxiety by boosting those feel-good hormones.

Not sure your new regimen is working? SweetBeat HRV has a stress monitor that can help you track your progress. It can help you identify which activities are effectively lowering your stress as well as the times of day they might be most beneficial. For example if the monitor shows that  your stress tends to be highest after first waking and walks seem to help, a morning stroll with Fido could be the best way to start your day.

From managing your stress to helping you sleep better and keeping your mind focused on the positive, it’s pretty astounding what exercising can do for your overall well-being. The potential to reap so many benefits from even just 30 to 60 minutes each day should convince anyone that exercise should become an important part of their daily routine.

JenniferMcGregorJennifer McGregor has wanted to be a doctor since she was little. Now, as a pre-med student, she’s well on her way to achieving that dream. She helped create with a friend as part of a class project. With it, she hopes to provide access to trustworthy health and medical resources. When Jennifer isn’t working on the site, you can usually find her hitting the books in the campus library or spending some downtime with her dog at the local park.