Heart rate not showing in settings

vandrv

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I have been reading about Apple watches saving peoples lives, so I thought I would set up the heart rate monitor on mine. I have the latest os for the watch, but when I go into settings heart rate isn't there. I'm wondering what I'm missing here? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Shirasaki

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Not sure which generation are you using. But even that, you do not need to setup anything for heart rate sensor to work. It’s just there. When you wear the watch, it starts working. If not, it stops working, simple.
 

starkmj

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Not sure which generation are you using. But even that, you do not need to setup anything for heart rate sensor to work. It’s just there. When you wear the watch, it starts working. If not, it stops working, simple.
It must be a series 1, 2, or 3.
If you have an original Series 0, it does not monitor your heart rate regardless of which OS you are running.
 

vandrv

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Thanks for the replies. I figured out the answer. I have the original Apple watch so this feature is unavailable. Just another reason to replace it, I guess.
 

Shirasaki

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It must be a series 1, 2, or 3.
If you have an original Series 0, it does not monitor your heart rate regardless of which OS you are running.
Ok. I recall it only measures heart rate when in the heart rate app?
 

rugmankc

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Two good Apps I use on my SS S0

Heart Watch
Cardiogram

Heart Watch will let you set notifications for high/low bpm's

It is under Settings (small wheel on top right of screen) about half way down screen. Labeled as Notifications---
 
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Lennyvalentin

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I have the original Apple watch so this feature is unavailable.
Original watch WILL monitor your heartrate if you run the workout app or heartrate app (or 3rd party app also using the pulse sensor of course). Although constant use of the sensor will kill your battery inside of a handful of hours though. :)

These watches are getting a wee bit long in the tooth now. I will replace my original gen watch this autumn. Really looking forward to it too.
 
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