120BPM heart rate alerts

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MyAppleWorld, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    Has anyone yet encountered the watch alert to say your BPM is elevated whilst you appear inactive?

    This happened to me 2 weeks ago when I had been sat down for 2hrs with friends.

    It was alarming but I shrugged it off.

    It’s now happened another 3 times each whilst I’m sat down. Heart rate stays elevated for around an hr. probably made worst by panicking!!

    Anyone ?

  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Were you drinking alcohol during this period? That can cause your heart rate to increase while sitting.

  3. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    You ever think to check your own pulse when you get the alert?
  4. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    Check to make sure it's not just a bad reading, and that your watch isn't too tight or loose.

    "To measure your heart rate, simply check your pulse. Place your index and third fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two fingers between the bone and the tendon over your radial artery — which is located on the thumb side of your wrist.

    When you feel your pulse, count the number of beats in 15 seconds. Multiply this number by 4 to calculate your beats a minute."

    if your pulse really is that fast, you should go to a doctor immediately.
  5. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    On one occasion yes

    The other times I’ve been at work at my desk
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    No I just read the bpm on the watch. What’s the difference?
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You would check it yourself to confirm the watch in not miss-reading. If you pulse is 30 beats or more in 15 seconds then your watch is correct.

    If you HR does elevate while not doing exercise, I would call and talk to your GP. There are conditions that produce this and ways to control it.

    Would you not like you know for sure.
  7. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    To see if your heart rate is actually 120bpm or is the watch wrong.
  8. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    I will try taking my pulse !

    I think the watch is accurate because I suddenly become aware of my heart when I get the alert and it is indeed fast.

    Has nobody else has this yet ?!!
  9. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    I have my alert set to notify me of anything over 100 BPM and had it happen once thus far. I went on a pretty intensive cycling workout and my heart rate was still up over 100 BPM well after I had stopped the exercise. It was alarming because I never really paid attention to things recovery or anything else like that but I’ve been keeping an eye on it and it hasn’t happened since. Though I haven’t cycled since, I’ve gone on many runs.
  10. Azc416 macrumors newbie


    Mar 2, 2018
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    I know exactly what your talking about!!! Are we ok?!?! Do I need to see a doctor? Lol
  11. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    If your heart is indeed beating at 120 bpm and you are not active...you should see a doctor. I would take your own pulse and see if it the watch is accurate.
  12. Mikeeee macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2017
    Not to imply anything but marijuana can also raise the heart rate.
  13. Allyance macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2017
    East Bay, CA
    I recently had a 6 month check up with my cardiologist (one of the best in the area) and I showed him my Cardiogram graphs that indicate 1 or 2 spikes a day over 100 and a few in the 40's, he not to worry. I am scheduled for a routine stress test in August, since I have never had one out here. I have not been able to feel any affects when they happen.
    My brother suffers from A-fib and the iPhone has picked up irregular heart beats several times and he did go to hospital at the time.
  14. Otflyer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2017
    SF Bay Area
    I frequently get elevated heart rate notices when I’m watching movies but, it only happens momentarily. That’s the only time it happens to me.
  15. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    I’ve gotten a couple of these. I did set the warning to 110bpm. The problem is that it warns me hours after it senses an elevated heart rate. It is hard to figure out precisely what I was doing/sensing/thinking back then that might have triggered it.
  16. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    I get mine when watching football - but I'm sure my heart rate is elevated while doing it!
  17. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    Good to know. That certainly might explain some of the warnings I've gotten. :D Though after 2 months of killing myself to close rings, I have noticed it occurring less.

    Oddly enough, I've also had the opposite problem. There for a while I'd get alerted because my pulse was in the 30's.

    I should REALLY go see a doctor!
  18. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007

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