Heart rate history

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by gowanis, May 1, 2015.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to view your heart rate history? Or configure the frequency of measurements? When I go to the heart rate glance, I usually see that a measurement was taken in the background a few minutes prior. Is it taking measurements at regular intervals?
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I think it takes it every 10 mins, haven't seen a way to stop that.

    You can check the history in health app on your iPhone.
     
  3. James Baldwin macrumors regular

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    If you go into the health app there is a record of sorts in the sense that it record the highest and lowest heart rates measured per day.
     
  4. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    iPhone > Health app > Health Data > Vitals > Heart Rate > Show All Data

    You should see a list of heart rates with time stamps. If your heart rate sensor is functioning normally, the time stamps will be at 10 minute intervals. If the time's are irregular, maybe the fit was not snug. During a Workout session, the readings are every 6 seconds.
     
  5. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info. Damn, my heart rate is erratic during the day. Sometimes low 60s, sometimes 90+. I guess that's normal if you're moving around.
     
  6. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably also due to the band shifting and readings not being totally accurate. Apple added a message that "this is not a medical device" (I saw it on the box or manual or somewhere- don't remember exactly) so as to avoid anyone relying on the data in any meaningful way.
     
  7. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Definitely this, the accuracy is going to depend on a number of different factors, I think it's a good idea to use it to look at the bigger picture - if your HR is constantly sky high, then for sure, you want to check that out, but spikes don't necessarily indicate 'the whole truth'.
     
  8. haroldo macrumors newbie

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    that's entirely normal...and good
    when you stand up, your heart rate goes up, same if you walk or exercise, etc.
    resting heart rates can be around 50-60 and heavy exercise can push upwards of 140
    it's part of that "staying alive" thing
     
  9. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

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    Does it not record at all while using a 3rd party app?

    I went for a run using Nike+ GPS. But the days data points shows no elevated HR. And it shows readings during my run.

    I have a BT HR chest strap for the Nike. And I know the Nike app cannot access the HR monitor on the watch. But I figured the watch would read as normal. I ran for 50 min so plenty of opportunity....I would think.

    As for tightness, I do tighten the watch one notch for workouts.
     
  10. haroldo macrumors newbie

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    You have to initiate an exercise session (green running icon) to get the "6 second" readings, however, I've yet to find a third party app that can access the information and put it in a user friendly format. The data ports over to iOS Health (which does not put it in user friendly format).
    If you do set up an exercise session, it will chew up your battery pretty quickly, so remember to quit the session after you're done.
     
  11. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

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    But what I'm saying, is none of the reading the watch took were elevated during exercise. They all stayed at the in the 57-80 range. Looking at the chart it looks it took at least one reading during my run. It is also odd to me that readings were not taken at a regular interval. I have readings all day of course but I ran about noon and readings were taken; 11:24, 11:54, 12:34, 12:44, 1:44, 1:54, 2:04.

    You know what, maybe that was it. There is an hour gap in my the readings of 12:44 to 1:44. Maybe the watch stops reading during exercise unless you start an exercise program in the actual Apple App? My Nike says I ran at 12:45. I thought that is when I ended, but honestly I wasn't paying that much attention, maybe it was when I started.

    Its not a huge deal. I can run with a chest strap that works with the Nike+ app. But, I just assumed the activity app would count every part of the activity. It gave me 50/30 exercise and obviously "closed my ring". The calories it gave me seemed consistent with what I've done before or even on-line charts and such.
     
  12. rhyme macrumors regular

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    It doesn't normally stop during exercise, but often, exercise will cause the watch to shift on your wrist so that it no longer has a good connection and the HR monitor doesn't work. Try tightening it up and/or moving it a little further up your arm before you exercise, and it should continue to work.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    I believe instead of continuos (if the Workout App is not running) it just continues with the once ever 10 minute reading.

    Keep in mind you can run the Workout App (for continuous HRM) and the Nike+ App and switch between them.
     
  14. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    if you are sitting it could be 60, but the minute you get up, it's going to be 90 for some seconds or minutes, when you move about, etc.
     

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