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insomniac86

macrumors 6502a
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Oct 13, 2015
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i noticed it no longer sends a real heartbeat measurement when sending a heartbeat via iMessage. It now just sends a generic always static beat. That's kinda ****! Especially that they had ads for it.

Anyone else notice this? I assume that majority of you probably don't care and never used it. But my wife and I used to all the time.

You also can't send a reading after a workout like they showed off in the demo!
 

Julien

macrumors G4
Jun 30, 2007
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Atlanta
Wasn't that shown or believed to be faux anyway? You need to have the HR monitor on for several seconds before it can acquire your HR.
 

insomniac86

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 13, 2015
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Perth, Western Australia
Wasn't that shown or believed to be faux anyway? You need to have the HR monitor on for several seconds before it can acquire your HR.

True sometimes, but I found in the later versions of watch OS2 it would calculate it fairly quickly on if you have a super fast heart rate vs relaxed etc

I believe they solved this by immediately turning on the heart rate sensor when you open up an iMessage contacts that could receive heart rates. That way it was 3 to 4 seconds in by the time you decided to send one.
 

Itsedstech

macrumors 65816
Jul 24, 2011
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Kansas
So you're saying when you hold your two fingers on the screen to send a heartbeat it does a real time reading ie turns on the green lights and reads a sample?

Are you sure you're not just sending a generic one?

just checked and you're right, its generic :mad:
 
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