Best heart rate tracker for the Apple Watch.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Newtons Apple, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Looking for an app that tracks as much as possible about the Heart rate. Needs to to work constantly both during rest and exercise. Apple's health app does not cut it, there must be something better. Tired of waiting on an update, they are going to leave it up to the developers, as usual.
     
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  3. *balikpapan* macrumors newbie

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    What is the problem with the Health app? I am getting good results with it and it links to Strava, providing a full chart of my heart rate during a workout. It also gives me detailed and correct readings throughout the night if I wear it in bed.
    I have a 38mm Sport: having tried other watch straps I suspect that only the Sport strap, which is slightly flexible, gives the snug fit required for effective heart monitoring.
     
  4. ftlum macrumors regular

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  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    What does 'work constantly' mean?

    Battery life will tank if you really want constant readings 24/7.
     
  6. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    +1. To do it constantly would mean it needs the sensor LEDs turned on full-time. None of my battery-powered bicycle LEDs would last more than a couple hours, and their batteries were much bigger.
     
  7. Bob190 macrumors 6502

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    AFAIK .. developers have no control over the frequency of heart rate samples. They basically just turn on the HR monitor during exercise (sample every six seconds .. if you're lucky), or read the data from the Health app sampled every 10 minutes (again, if you're lucky). So any app would do either one of those things.
     
  8. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    It's still the same monitor (in the watch). You have the option of checking your heart rate at the touch of a button any time you want.
     

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