Average hear rate in workout

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by arthur3558, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. arthur3558 macrumors newbie

    arthur3558

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    Hi there,

    Anyone experiencing missing average heart rate in the result?But I do noticed the sensor is taking my heart rate also I could see the heart rate in the dash Health app....
     

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  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    Only occasionally, and it seems to be when the HR sensor had difficulty getting a reading during a run. I have noticed that the HR sensor has difficulty in colder weather. For me, it starts to become less reliable below about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If I tighten it up by on hole on the sport strap, it gets better. I have not taken it below 35 degrees yet, so I do not know if there is a lower threshold temperature at which the sensor becomes unreliable regardless of how tight the band is.
     
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    The HR sensor is useless. Buy a 3rd party strap for around your chest if it is that important to you. I asked Santa for one ;)
     
  4. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    I suspect that HR sensor performance depends a great deal on the individual user and climate conditions. For me, it is perfect during warmer months. My reference point was a Garmin chest strap HRM. The watch HR sensor has been pretty good during cold runs in temperatures above 35°F, as long as the wrist strap is one notch tighter.

    I now use a Scosche Rhythm+ as the primary HRM for my Garmin watch, and prefer it to the chest strap for comfort. If you are shopping for an alternate HRM, I highly recommend the Rhythm+. It does both Ant+ and Bluetooth.
     
  5. tgara macrumors 6502a

    tgara

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    I recently compared the AW heart rate monitor to a chest strap that I use during stationary bicycle workouts. I was surprised to find that readings between the two were quite comparable -- within 2-4 bpm of each other was my experience. That's good enough for me.
     

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