Apple Watch as a remote HR monitor ?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Daud, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Daud macrumors regular

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    I am not familiar with the watch. Can I access the HR reading remotely on my mom's watch ? Kind like a cheap "she is alive" monitor ?
     
  2. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Like, if she's wearing a Bluetooth heart rate strap?

    When you're close enough and already paired it, I suppose. Try it.
     
  3. Daud thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, just by using the watch. The info would have to go by BT/Wifi to an iPhone or Macmini program, and I would be able to read it overseas.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 603

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    You won't be able to get her heart rate as that information isn't transferred via iCloud. The data stays on the iPhone.

    I suppose what you could do is to have your mom's iPhone activity app share to you as a friend. It's based on activity, I think. I don't use it, but perhaps others on here do.

    Based on the ads, it's like a friends leaderboard that you can compete. You'll be able to see if your mom is getting her "move" ring filled.

    Here's a Link - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207014 on apple's website. Looks like you'd both need an apple watch. I suppose if you needed an excuse to buy a few watches, you just found it.
     

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