A Man’s Heartbreak Was Captured By His Fitbit When He Was Dumped By His Boyfriend

A man’s Fitbit captured the exact moment his boyfriend broke up with him, inadvertently showing us what actually happens to our hearts during our moment of greatest despair.


28-year-old Israeli law student and entrepreneur Koby Soto was planning on spending a relaxing evening with his boyfriend of a few months, a fellow law student, when a phone call from his boyfriend brought his world crashing down.

“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 in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “I said, ‘Are you serious? You’re doing this over the phone?’”

He spent the evening venting to a friend, who attempted to comfort a distraught and clearly heartbroken Soto.

Soto told his friend that he could not sleep or even study — and as if to prove it, he opened his Fitbit app with the intent of sharing a screenshot of his heart rate at that moment.

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“To Soto’s surprise, the app displayed data for the entire day — starting in the morning, when his average resting heart rate was a calm 72 beats per minute, and from noon onwards, when the call came and his heart rate immediately climbed past 88,” Buzzfeed writes. “It was elevated for most of the afternoon, at one point nearly reaching 118, and finally dipped back to normal levels at night.”

“I feel like it’s nice to have a log of your confirmation of what you felt,” Soto told Buzzfeed. “You can tell people you have heartbreak and you feel bad,” Soto said. “People become less cynical once you show them the numbers or once you show the data or graphs. Everyone understands heartbreak, right? Everyone’s felt it. When you have this, it’s interesting — you have something to show.”

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