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Bichon

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I've been trying out some different WatchOS 10 faces, and today was Nike Globe. I set it up with the heart rate complication, but it seems that all is does is act like an icon to launch the heart rate app. I had assumed that it would show the last heart rate reading, but it doesn't.
 

xraydoc

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I've been trying out some different WatchOS 10 faces, and today was Nike Globe. I set it up with the heart rate complication, but it seems that all is does is act like an icon to launch the heart rate app. I had assumed that it would show the last heart rate reading, but it doesn't.
Apple’s built in HR complication just launches the app unless the complication is used in a large center location on certain watch faces.

There are several 3rd party ones that will show what you want, however.
 
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Apple’s built in HR complication just launches the app unless the complication is used in a large center location on certain watch faces.

There are several 3rd party ones that will show what you want, however.

This was the case before watchOS 10 where it updated every 5 minutes or so.
Now with watchOS 10 heart rate updates are very random and not consistent at all.
No third party apps I’ve found update the heart rate any faster.
 

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I've been trying out some different WatchOS 10 faces, and today was Nike Globe. I set it up with the heart rate complication, but it seems that all is does is act like an icon to launch the heart rate app. I had assumed that it would show the last heart rate reading, but it doesn't.
some third party faces do not show complications live
 

xraydoc

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This was the case before watchOS 10 where it updated every 5 minutes or so.
Now with watchOS 10 heart rate updates are very random and not consistent at all.
No third party apps I’ve found update the heart rate any faster.
Not sure how often the complications update or how often the watch registers a heart rate, but no, no complications will show a continuous live HR. The watch would be dead within 8 hours or something like that if it did. It's not designed to do continuous live HR unless in an active workout. That's just a design decision made by Apple and the sensor type they've chosen to use. If OP wants continuous HR, he/she should get a Fitbit or another tracker designed for that purpose.
 

Bichon

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Not sure how often the complications update or how often the watch registers a heart rate, but no, no complications will show a continuous live HR. The watch would be dead within 8 hours or something like that if it did. It's not designed to do continuous live HR unless in an active workout. That's just a design decision made by Apple and the sensor type they've chosen to use. If OP wants continuous HR, he/she should get a Fitbit or another tracker designed for that purpose.

No, the OP (me) just wants to see the last reading that the watch already took. Like now, in the HR app it says "63 BPM, 5m ago". That the number I'd like to see on the complication. It already turned on the sensor and took the reading five minutes ago, so battery usage doesn't explain why Apple chose to show an icon instead. Guess I should submit it as feedback on the Apple website, not that they ever pay attention to little-old-me's enhancement requests.
 

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No, the OP (me) just wants to see the last reading that the watch already took. Like now, in the HR app it says "63 BPM, 5m ago". That the number I'd like to see on the complication. It already turned on the sensor and took the reading five minutes ago, so battery usage doesn't explain why Apple chose to show an icon instead. Guess I should submit it as feedback on the Apple website, not that they ever pay attention to little-old-me's enhancement requests.
Yeah, Apple’s own complication will only show the numerical value when in a large center slot on some of the modular faces. I use Heart Analyzer to show the numerical value in complications which will work in any location.
 

RabidMacFan

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Xraydoc is mostly right. Only certain watch faces will show the last heart rate reading or a heart rate graph. For example, Nike Hybrid will show the last heart rate reading if HR is selected for the Top Middle complication.
 
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