Apple Watch Continuous Heartbeat Display on iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by M33-1, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. M33-1 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    I use my Apple Watch for measuring my continuous heart rate while spinning (riding bike indoors). The only issue is that you have to constantly lift your arm from the handlebar to look at your watch to see your current heart rate. I do this so that I can monitor what heart rate zone I'm in.

    My question is whether or not I can get an iPhone app that displays my current heart rate as measured by my watch? It would be much easier to just put my iPhone on the handlebar and read the display. I've already invested in the watch, so I don't want to have to invest in another heart rate monitor such as a chest monitor to accomplish this.

    Anyone done this?

  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    That would be a wonderful app. I ride an indoor trainer, and it really is a pain to get HR from a wrist raise. (Non-bikers will likely poo-poo this.) Unfortunately, I have not found a phone app that can do this.

    I recently upgraded my trainer to one that connects to my iPhone, and it is wonderful to have all of the key data points (cadence, HR, power, and speed) always on my iPhone in sight. None of this uses the Apple Watch sensor, however. I still wear my AW on the rides to capture the workout, but it does not add any other value to the workout.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Not that I am aware of. iSmoothRun would almost do this, as it has a cycling mode (including indoor cycling) and displays HR on the phone but it only updates the HR when you raise your wrist so far as I can tell.

    The easiest way by far is to buy a HRM strap which will give you much more accurate and much more real-time data than the watch ever can.

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