Israeli Tracks His Broken Heart With His Watch

Using the Fitbit app, Tel Aviv resident has the data to prove how upset he was after his partner broke up with him over the phone.

The Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show  in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 8, 2016.
Bloomberg

An Israeli man whose partner broke up with him can prove just how upset he was, thanks to the fitness watch he was wearing at the moment.

Koby Soto, a 28-year-old resident of Tel Aviv, told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that he and his then-boyfriend were planning to go out on Saturday night, but he received a call from his partner that morning.

“He said that we’re going to have to cancel, and I said ‘Why?’ and he said, ‘Things are not working as they should,’” Soto recalled. “I said, ‘Are you serious? You’re doing this over the phone?’”

Soto, a law student at Tel Aviv University, told a friend that night that he was so upset he could not sleep or study. Soto happens to be a gadgets freak, according to BuzzFeed News, and owns a Fitbit watch, which constantly tracks one's steps, heart rate and burned calories, so he checked his Fitbit app to show just how distraught he was.

The app data, it turned out, was saved for the whole day, so he could see how his heart rate jumped from 72 in the morning to past 88 when he received the call and as high as nearly 118. His rate only returned to normal levels at night, BuzzFeed News reported.

Soto wasn't expecting the full data because he basically looks at it only after he visits the gym.

“I wasn’t doing anything, I didn’t go to the gym, I didn’t expect the Fitbit to even track me,” he told BuzzFeed News. “It was just on me.”

Soto posted his results on Twitter, receiving hundreds of retweets.