Jump Rope HR Accuracy

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dgdosen, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    Anyone feel the Watch (S2) over counts HR when skipping rope? I rarely get above 140 riding or running - and jumping puts it to 160 and above... Only it doesn't feel like it.

    Any one else feel the same way? I suppose I can try another HR monitor at the same time...
    --- Post Merged, Jan 6, 2017 ---
    Updating with info from comparison while exercising. I was already warmed up and put on my Suunto Ambit 2 with HR strap and did another couple hundred:

    Right after finishing
    AW 152 bpm/Suunto 131 bpm

    After a short rest:
    AW 104 bpm/Suunto 90 bpm

    I'll try it again when completely at rest... I believe the Suunto because I wasn't breathing that hard, and I could easily carry on a conversation. In the 150's I'd be panting a bit more.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I would bet that your watch would have trouble with your HR while jumping. Mine has trouble when just walking sometimes.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Make sure you have the :apple:Watch on fairly tight. Dynamic movements can play hell on optical readings. If you want your :apple:Watch to give accurate HR readings then you will need to pair with a BT strap. Unfortunately your Suunto uses ANT+ so it won't work.
     
  4. cmbauer macrumors regular

    cmbauer

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    Or check out the Twelve South Action Sleeve. Its amazing. It basically turns the watch into a HRM around your bicep. I have been using for a week or so and the heart rate readings are amazingly accurate for Weight Lifting Cardio Crossfit etc etc.
     
  5. aaplwatch macrumors member

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    Cool product. Too bad the readings on the watch have deteriorated to the point of being unusable. Just trash. I won't be upgrading if this isn't fixed.
     
  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

    RadioGaGa1984

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    Lol mine haven't. Might wanna get it checked.

    Also I've had no issue when jumping rope either. Just be sure to wear the watch high and tight. Hmm sounds like a haircut.
     
  7. aaplwatch macrumors member

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    Arrrghhh! I've tried it all.
     

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