ithlete -Train.Recover.Perform

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About this app

Know when to train, how hard to train & when to rest in order to optimise health, fitness and athletic performance.

A 60 second measurement each morning will tell you how stressed, recovered and ready for training your body is. Using heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate and recovery enablers, such as stress, diet, sleep, and more, ithlete delivers a truly personalised training recommendation that anyone from a recreational runner to an Olympic athlete can use.

The many benefits of having this information (quite literally) at your fingertips include:
• Make the most of every training session
• Manage recovery
• Optimise fitness
• Enjoy guilt free rest days
• Avoid overtraining & injury
• Balance workouts and lifestyle demands
• Improve health, fitness and performance

Getting the right balance between training and recovery is a challenge, even for experienced athletes. Remove the need for guess work by using ithlete and base your training on an objective measure of fatigue and recovery. You will reap the benefits in fitness and performance.
Heart rate variability is a proven window into the body’s nervous system, going beyond a simple resting heart rate (RHR) measure. Training is all about stress and recovery and a hard session will lower your HRV score. By using ithlete to monitor training stress you can adjust sessions according to your body’s current readiness to train, improve and perform.
Simply take a 1-minute measurement every morning and follow the colour coded training recommendation: train as normal, train light or take a rest day. For more about heart rate variability see

• Runner’s World
• Women’s Running
• Cycling Weekly, Cycling Plus
• Triathlon Plus & 220 Triathlon
• Men’s Fitness
• Bloomberg News, Fox News & USA Today
• The Sunday Times Top App List & The Guardian
• Medical Sports Network & Australian Institute of Fitness

The ithlete HRV app requires additional hardware.

Users will need either an ithlete Finger Sensor OR a compatible analog or Bluetooth Smart HRM strap. These are all available from Please see the website FAQs for a full list of compatible models and purchasing options.

Please also note that this HRV app is NOT a heart rate monitor app, which people use during exercise. The ithlete app is an app that uses heart rate variability to indicate your state of fatigue, recovery and readiness to train following a 1 minute morning measure, and it is not used during the actual exercise.
Updated on
Jul 20, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

378 reviews
A Google user
January 4, 2019
Has started popping up a window asking for a rating. The window has no buttons, no option to cancel, or even to go to the playstore, so the app has to be force closed. Since it insists on a rating, a generous two stars. It used to be good - I began using it years ago with the plug-in sensor adapter, but now other free programs such as EliteHRV or HRV4Training give much more information, and aren't as flakey as Ithlete in connecting to different heart rate monitors.
16 people found this review helpful
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HRV Fit Ltd.
January 9, 2019
Sorry the review box is buggy, that's not good at all, I've passed the feedback straight to our dev team. We're sorry to hear you don't feel there is as much information, we try to strike the balance between actionable data and remaining scientifically credible at all times. If there is anything in particular you'd like to see do drop us an email.
August 13, 2020
Constant errors maker the monitor unusable. I can't see how this is a subscription app, as it cannot even fulfil its most basic function of recording a HRV reading. Each time you try take a reading it comes up with error after error, making the process take several frustrating minutes. I will definitely be looking elsewhere for a different monitor and app.
6 people found this review helpful
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HRV Fit Ltd.
August 17, 2020
Hi Eugene, I'm very sorry to hear you've had trouble. It sounds as though there may be an issue with your sensor. If you could please drop our support team an email ( they would be glad to help you resolve this. I do hope we can turn your ithlete experience in to a positive one.
Paul Cundy
March 7, 2021
Not worth paying for. Poor customer service. Recent user interface changes were effectively a down grade. No subscription renewal reminders so money is just automatically taken - I don't know any other app that does that! There are much better free alternatives available.
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HRV Fit Ltd.
March 8, 2021
Hi Paul, I'm really sorry you feel that way. If there is anything we can do to get you back to enjoying using ithlete I'd be happy to discuss ( Noted about the sub reminders, I will see if we can get that implemented ASAP. Best, Laura

What's new

Try ithlete v4 to experience a truly integrated experience with ithlete Pro. Navigate seamlessly from measurement to interactive charts such as the exclusive Training Guide. Let ithlete optimise your training.
This version (4.0):
- Enjoy the new relaxing theme during your 1-minute morning measurement.
- All ithlete Pro features now embedded in the mobile app for a smoother experience.
- Minor bug fixes and wider compatibility with new Bluetooth sensors.
- Now free to download & try for 28 days!