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MyAppleWorld

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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 ?

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waw74

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

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/expert-answers/heart-rate/faq-20057979
"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.
 

MyAppleWorld

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Were you drinking alcohol during this period? That can cause your heart rate to increase while sitting.

Dave
On one occasion yes

The other times I’ve been at work at my desk
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You ever think to check your own pulse when you get the alert?

No I just read the bpm on the watch. What’s the difference?
 

Newtons Apple

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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?

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.
 

MyAppleWorld

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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 ?!!
 

ideal.dreams

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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.
 

Azc416

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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 ?!!
[doublepost=1520008712][/doublepost]I know exactly what your talking about!!! Are we ok?!?! Do I need to see a doctor? Lol
 

tl01

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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.
 
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Allyance

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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.
 

Otflyer

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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.
 

Solver

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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 ?

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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.
 

richpjr

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I get mine when watching football - but I'm sure my heart rate is elevated while doing it!
 
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MEJHarrison

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Not to imply anything but marijuana can also raise the heart rate.

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!
 
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