looking for a Heart rate low/high alert app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by morden, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. morden macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Hi all!

    I am using my apple watch for cardio and workout and I am now looking for something that I assumed was easy to find, but that I found difficult to get: I want to maintain my heart rate in a specific zone, with a low and a high. I though Heartwatch allowed for that, but either I can't find out how to do it, or it doesn't.

    Any of you know of an app where I would set a low and high heart rate and I would get an alert if I get close to, or break either limit?

    This sounds so useful for people who want to workout in the aerobic or fat burning zone that I always assumed someone must have made one already.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    Heart rate training zone app. It has mixed review but it does what you want. It just seems sometimes the app wont stop the work out after you are done
  3. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
  4. morden thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thanks for your help! I will check both options out !
  5. vkapi5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014
    HeartWatch app does exact thing what you are looking for apart from tracking your heart rate on regular basis. In settings you have an option to set low and high heart rate and if you hit that number it will push a notification on your phone.
  6. morden, Apr 12, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016

    morden thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    I actually tried it this morning and you're right! the implementation is not as intuitive as I wished, but the functionality is there! :) my only issue with this is the latency, but it seems it's more of a sensor issue than an application issue, so that's just the way it is :)
  7. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    The issue is with encryption. The HR data is encrypted on your iPhone so you can't receive notifications until after it's unlocked, and then yes there does appear to be a bit of additional lag if the HR hasn't synced to the app yet. Doesn't seem like Apple allows apple watch apple to directly do that sort of thing.

    I find the app to be phenomenal for tracking a history of HR data. During sleep, normal, and workouts.
  8. morden thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    I totally agree, that application is great! :) I understand better now the issue with having a native application that's responsive enough to give an accurate and fast HR measure as a feedback. Something they should allow in the future, I hope!

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