Heart rate not showing in settings

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vandrv, May 14, 2018.

  1. vandrv macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    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.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    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.
  3. starkmj macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    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.
  4. vandrv thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    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.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Ok. I recall it only measures heart rate when in the heart rate app?
  6. rugmankc, May 16, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018

    rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    Two good Apps I use on my SS S0

    Heart Watch

    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---
  7. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    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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