Optimizing the Watch’s Heart Rate data with Mayo Clinic

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  1. Stephen Marshall macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I’m back after a couple of years of developing this app with cardiologists at Mayo. If you want to try it, hit me up and I’ll get you a coupon code. Here’s the pitch:

    Optimal heart health and mortal longevity are not sustained by Steps Taken. Cardiologists at Mayo Clinic recommend a weekly regimen of heart ‘performance’ thresholds (ie increased heart rate through exercise), which are coded into a new intelligent object called the Heart Halo.

    To get your specific regimen based on age, get it at the Store.

    Thanks,

    Stephen
     
  2. oeagleo macrumors 6502

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    Okay, talked me into it, you silver tongued devil!
     
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    DM me and I'll get you a coupon.
     
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Would love to try and provide feedback as well.
     
  5. Larry_F macrumors newbie

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    I'm also interested in trying this app. When I start using it, will it analyze previously collected data, or just start from when the app is installed?
     
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    I have the app, and yes, it goes back at least 2 weeks that I see. Pretty cool app, helps to keep you on track. I've only had it a couple days, and am still learning what it can actually do, but it's pretty interesting.
     
  9. Larry_F macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the coupon code! I installed the app, and it did analyze my data for the last two weeks. I don't run anywhere near as much as I used to when I was younger, but my maximum pulse rate when I exercise is still considerably higher than would be calculated for my age. I wondered how it would handle that (would I get some sort of warning?) but it just gave me a gold rating for the day. I'll post more as I continue to use the app.
     
  10. Larry_F macrumors newbie

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    I did my first run with the app installed, and two questions came up.

    First, I noticed that Heart Halo is not installed on the watch (Series 4). But since I don't allow apps to install automatically on the watch, I figured I needed to go to the available app list in the Watch app on the phone (iPhone 7 Plus) and allow it to install to the watch. But Heart Halo is not shown in that list of available apps. Something isn't right here.

    Second, after I finished my workout and got back home to my phone (my watch is GPS only, and I don't carry the phone while running), Heart Halo shows standing, distance, and workout all as gold for today, and the halo itself is gold, but my rating for today is silver. Is this what is expected?

    Thanks again for letting me try the app!
     
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    very keen to give this a go if you still have a coupon lying around!
     
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    Have a question on the app. This morning, I was awarded "Silver" in standing, for waking up. I had a total of 2 standing hours, (got up during the night to use the bathroom), and then the wake up process. Does this sound right? 2 out of 12 gets "Silver"?
     
  14. Larry_F macrumors newbie

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    Now that I've had Heart Halo running for a day, I have another issue to report. My phone battery is draining much faster than it ever has before, and the battery settings shows Heart Halo using much more of my battery than any other app. Right now Heart Halo has used 26% of my battery and the next highest app is at 13%. I've turned off Background App Refresh for Heart Halo, and I'll see if that helps.
     
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    Would like to give this a go if coupon is still available.
     
  16. Stephen Marshall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Larry... the Heart Halo does not currently install on the Watch, only the phone for now. You will get notifications on your phone.

    Second... This can happen because currently it requires over 50 points to get Gold. And while you may have crossed the Gold threshold in Workout which represents 70% of the weight towards the Tier ranking... you may still need to get some more points to cross into GOLD.

    Make sense? Send me a screenshot!
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2019 ---
    Thanks for letting me know this. How long were you keeping the HALO for? Any idea?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2019 ---
    Thank you!! Please give us a rating and a review on the Store if you feel inclined!
     
  17. Larry_F macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what you mean. I looked at the halo occasionally, but certainly not enough to use that much battery. I thought Heart Halo must be somehow continually querying my activity data in the background. Once I turned off Background App Refresh (and all notifications as well) my battery usage has been back to normal and Heart Halo is near the bottom of the battery usage list. And when I open the app to look at the halo, it seems to be showing current data just as when it was allowed to run in the background.
     
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    Signed up on the forums specifically to mention that I’m interested! Finally bought a new Apple Watch s4 and am looking to get a better view of my health and have some accountability towards self improvement. If you have an extra code it would be much appreciated
     
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