Does your heart beat faster on Valentine’s Day?

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EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 14, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Whether you’re searching for something for your special sweetheart or flying solo this Valentine’s Day, chances are that your heart will be beating. Of course how you’re feeling that day may make heart beat slower or race like a rocket. Either way, ever wonder exactly how fast it’s beating?

Not surprising, there’s an app for that. It’s Heart Rate PRO App by Runtastic for iOS devices. It uses the your smartphone’s camera to measure how fast your heart beats.

It works by placing and lightly holding your index finger steady without pressure against the back of the camera lens cover both it and your flash. As it’s measuring you can see it displaying the number of beats per minute as well as a graph.  You can tag results as being at rest or even before and after sports so you can monitor the changes, You can store your history, record how you feel and even get a reminder that it’s time to check your rate.Runtastic 2

Setting up a free account on allows you to upload, store and analyze your results. And if your heart so desires, pardon the pun, you can share your results on your Social Network like Facebook and Twitter or even by e-mail.

The app is only $0.99 but for this special day, Valentine’s Day, February 14th,  you can get the iOS version (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) for free and see if your heart beats faster when you’re close to your sweetheart. Even better, share it with them and witness the change in your heartbeats. It might just go over better than calorie infused candy hearts.

The app is also available for $0.99 for Android via Google Play.

Greg Gazin is a Tech Columnist, Small Business and Technology Speaker and Senior Editor at Troy Media. He can be reached at  Gadgetguy.CA on Twitter @gadgetgreg or you can find him on Empire Avenue at (e)GADGET1.

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