How To Add Real Heart Rate To Stream

Updated: Feb 4

There are millions of broadcasters who want to be unique and to attract more people to watch their LIVE videos. In our opinion, there are two great ways to do your stream better for viewers: create quality content and make your broadcast more interactive. Of course, if you want to become popular you need to develop in both ways. And to help streamers add some fun we created Pulsoid.

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Heart Rate on stream example

Pulsoid allows you to add a heart rate widget to live video on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, Mixer or any other video platform using OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, XSplit, Wirecast, etc. Pulsoid is free and easy to use.

What do I need to start using Pulsoid?

How to choose a heart rate monitor for streaming?

  1. Best quality: Polar H10. This one will be the best choice if you are going to stream with the heart rate monitor a lot and looking for the best quality.

  2. CooSpo H6 is one of the cheapest options(about 25-30$). This monitor works well, is stable enough and has satisfactory quality. Recommended for beginners and ones who are not ready to pay a lot.

  3. One more popular choice: Wahoo TICKR ~$45-50

  4. Some armbands like Polar OH1 and Scosche Rhythm+ are compatible too.

  5. Watches and bracelets are NOT supported!

  6. More recommendations you will find in that article.

Let’s start!

  1. Create an account on

Registration page on

2. Download the mobile application for Android or iOS and log in.

Login pages in Pusloid apps

3. Put your heart rate monitor on and choose it in the application

Follow “Pulsoid does not work? Troubleshooting” if you can’t see your monitor.

Devices pages in apps

4. Open Configuration page on There are two parts: ‘My widgets’ and ‘Marketplace’. Configure any of widgets you have added by default or add more from Marketplace.

Pulsoid Configurations

5.1 Click ‘Configure’ next to some widget and change available settings. You can find up to date articles about all widgets here in Pulsoid features description

Widget Configuration

5.2. Copy the first widget’s URL and paste into the Browser Source in streaming software such as OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, XSplit, Wirecast, etc.

5.3. You can also use window capture option, use the Launch button to open the window with the widget

NOTE: Background color should be used as chroma key for software that does not support browser source plugin, in a case of browser source plugin the background color is ignored and background becomes transparent.

7. We are adding new widgets all the time. The best way to get updated is to follow us on Twitter, join Discord, and read blog. We also will show some updates inside the mobile app.

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