Apple Watch as a remote HR monitor ?

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

  1. Daud macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2008
    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


    Jul 14, 2015
    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


    Oct 23, 2008
    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


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    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 - 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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