How to improve accuracy of "Other" workout

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ipaine, May 7, 2015.

  1. ipaine macrumors member

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    Apr 21, 2015
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    I've been using the Workout app to record my time on the elliptical and for lifting weights. For the latter, I use the "Other" setting. However, for the past week or so I found the heart rate monitor had difficulty locking on when I lifted weights, thus affecting the accuracy of the Workout app. It was very accurate when set to "Elliptical".

    Yesterday, I moved my watch a bit further up my arm, just after the wrist bone. Usually it sits in between my wrist bone and my hand. By doing this, I was able to get a near-constant heart rate reading. Might be worth a try if you've been having similar problems.
     
  2. daymouse macrumors regular

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    Apr 22, 2013
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    Yup thats the genral tip with all these types of monitors. Tighten it up a notch and move ruther up your arm. I get this problem when doing circuits and on the rower. I think its just the vigerous action your doing with your arms.

    Its not just the Apple watch as i had the Fitbit Charge HR and that had the same problem so i think its just an inherent issue with this type of device.
     

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