How often does it check HR?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by lonman06, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. lonman06 macrumors regular

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    Coming from a Fitbit charge 2 which continuously monitored HR. Looks like Apple Watch can do it as soon as every 3 minutes when resting? Does this sound correct? Or should it be more often?
     
  2. lonman06 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. AMTYVLE macrumors regular

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    I read somewhere it measure your HR every 10 min.
     
  4. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I believe it takes it every 10 minutes unless doing a workout then it is continuous
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    ....but that is the same info we all have and no one can tell you anything more other than about every 10 minutes or so. I could call Tim and ask but will have to wait until tomorrow after Thanksgiving weekend.:D
     
  6. Gmouse macrumors regular

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    Disregarding battery life, is there some way to force it to automatically read more often, like every minute? I've downloaded a few apps, but, they don't do anything to automatically force it to read HR more often.

    Thanks.
     
  7. avkam macrumors member

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    With Cardiogram app you can see your hr data. Here's example of one hour measurements (upper graph). It's not 10 minutes. I think it depends how you move also. 6-10 minutes. Sometimes more often.

    IMG_hr.jpg
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    watchOS 3.0 (Maybe 2.2) changed it from 10 minutes to 5 minutes. Your watch will attempt to take one reading every 5 minutes as long as you aren't moving. I believed they changed it form 10 to 5 minutes because no one sits completely still for 10 minutes straight, so it was never reading. 5 minutes is more reasonable.
     

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