I know why Apple changed Heart rate function...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by daijholt, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    I thought I'd do some number crunching. Checked high my workout app on my phone to see how my resting calorie burn changed between 1.0 and 1.01.

    It didn't.

    I've burned exactly the same number of resting calories EVERY DAY since my first full day with the watch.

    This tells me resting calories are being estimated by algorithms based on your age/height/weight, not heart rate/activity levels.

    Active calories are another matter, but they've been pretty consistent since day one, even after the change, so it's hard to argue the results of the change from my end.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. pooleman Suspended

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    Your post doesn't explain why Apple changed this. The title of your post said that you knew why they changed it.
     
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  4. flur macrumors 68000

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    These two things have nothing to do with each other.
     
  5. StophMac24 macrumors 6502

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    Based on what he is a saying, he believes they changed it because it was an unnecessary process for calculating calories burned, unless working out.
     
  6. daijholt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My bad, I thought the implication was clear.

    As the post above mentions, I believe they removed it because it was just wasted resources, since it didn't actually contribute to resting calories burned anyway. Maybe it contributed somewhat to active calories throughout the day (logically you'd think it would) but my numbers have been more or less the same regardless. Perhaps the process of calibrating during a workout helps the watch get a good handle on how many calories you burn based on how much you're moving?
     
  7. flur macrumors 68000

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    There are lots of reasons to want heart rate data that have nothing do with calories burned.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I gave up even looking at mine as on a run it is so erratic that it is a joke.

    And i have worn the watch in multiple positions on my wrist with no help!
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Resting calories are never based on heart rate. Active calories are. Since 1.0.1 my active calories are 1/2 of what they use to be. I work at a restaurant and I'm no longer getting credit for serving tables like I use to.

    1.0.1 is a disaster in terms of heart rate functionality. It has made filling my calorie and exercise goal that much harder. The only way I can get exercise minutes is using the workout app now, unlike before.
     
  10. daijholt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm still filling the rings fine, even after 1.01. Have you calibrated the watch yet?

    I would still prefer the old system, but if the result continue to be consistent despite the change, something must be working correctly. Maybe the old way was just overkill?
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I've calibrated it at least 5 times since I've re-paired it to my phone. It was flawless before. My girlfriend and sister are having issues with calories and ring filling as well.

    This is why I'm in contact with Apple Executive and have a team of engineers in contact with me constantly gathering logs and information.
     

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