Resting heart rate.

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    A friend just got his AW and asked my where on the watch or app does it show your resting HR.

    Sorry but I could not tell them. He want to track his resting HR for medical purposes, non critical.
     
  2. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    Swip up from the bottom and slide across. The heart rate monitor is in the "glances"

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    I do not see where it is showing the "resting" HR.
     
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    Best hope is looking at HR in Health. Though, you have to manually find it.
     
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    Can you see the heart rate section?

    If so, pause on that for 20 seconds or so and it will give you your current resting heart rate

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    It shows the current HR. If you are resting, that will be the at rest HR.
     
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    I was thinking this to... Seems kind of obvious.
     
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    Resting HR is when you have been at rest for 10 minutes. Many people want to know their resting HR upon waking up. A few mma trainers log that religiously as an indicator of overtraining.
     
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    I do no think that is a commonly used definition of resting HR. I think it takes a lot more than 10 minutes to settle down from activity. And even if you are inactive but involved in a stimulating mental activity, your HR would be elevated.
     
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    +1 to checking your heart rate after you've been vegging out for a while.

    And/or, you can sleep with the AW on and check Health later under "Show all data":
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    This is from WebMD. 10 minutes is the standard for rested HR.

    The chart below shows the normal range of a resting heart rate (pulse rate after resting 10 minutes) in beats per minute, according to age. Many things can cause changes in your normal heart rate, including your age, activity level, and the time of day.

    Resting heart rate
    Age or fitness level
    Beats per minute (bpm)
    Babies to age 1:

    100-160

    Children ages 1 to 10:

    70-120

    Children ages 11 to 17:

    60-100

    Adults:

    60-100

    Well-conditioned athletes:

    40-60

    Your pulse usually has a strong steady or regular rhythm. Your blood vessel should feel soft. An occasional pause or extra beat is normal. Normally, your heart rate will speed up a little when you breathe deeply. You can check this normal change in your pulse rate by changing your breathing pattern while taking your pulse.
     
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    I guess he was wanting the resting heart rate recorded in the health app and possibly used in a graph where he could keep track of it over a long period of time.

    I will let him know it is going to be a bit more "manual".
     
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    It does this automatically
     
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    Automatically?

    So where is the compiled list of resting heart rates where I can see it in a graph for long periods of time. Please show me where that compiled information is kept.
     
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    It's up to the person to decide when he's "resting" or not. The AW can gather HR data all day long automatically, but he's still gotta go in and find the numbers for when he knows he was resting.

    Or just use the Glance mentioned in the second post and write it down (you know, like they did in the old days).
     
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    Also from WebMD: "You can check your pulse the first thing in the morning, just after you wake up but before you get out of bed. This is called a resting pulse." http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/pulse-measurement

    I think the article above was not as much about the definition of a resting heart rate as much as it was charting average heart rates for people after 10 minutes of inactivity.
     
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    Tell him to get a Fitbit Charge HR and double wrist. The AW does not do resting HR. Fitbit does.
     
  19. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Yes it does, just go into the Health app on the phone and you can see a graph and figures for your HR for any period you like. just pick a period when you're at rest and there you go...
     
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    Health saves all HR data, but it does not present a resting HR to you. You have to manually search for it. And, if you do any workouts, there are hundreds of HR readings to sift through. It is very difficult.

    Fitbit, by contrast, intelligently analyzes all of your HR data and easily presents its estimate of your resting HR.
     
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    Agreed. My Charge HR does all the work for you and maintains your resting HR and will graph it for you. This is why I ask as my neighbor is wanting to do the same with his Apple Watch. It has been a while since I have used my AW and could not find this but wanted to make sure before I told him it was lacking this data. He can do it manually to track his fitness progress.
     
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    You don't have to search through. When you click on "Show All Data" you get the lowest (RHR) and highest HR for each day.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like you are in excellent health!

    I get down in the mid 50s but you are in the low 40's :eek:
     
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    Here's the "yeah but"... It pulls the lowest, but it is still just dumping data, not presenting information. And, the pool of readings it has is spaced every 10 minutes versus continuous, so the AW has little ability to filter anomalous readings. I frequently see aberration readings on the AW. For example, when I start a run in cold weather, it often reads very low HR (low 40s) for a bit until it stabilizes. And the same with indoor bicycling workouts-- it shows HR in the 40s for a few minutes sometimes. The thing FB claims is that it looks at HR during sleep, immediately after waking, and through the day to develop an estimated HR.

    By searching and looking for it in your raw data, I mean that you have to see when the Heath app grabbed a low HR, and you have to decide for yourself if it is a real reading. Also, most people do not sleep with their AW; therefore the AW would not capture HR shortly after waking like other products.

    Scroll down through your detail data, and find the lows it reported. On mine, I found the lows, and there were much higher readings on either side of it. That could mean that the lows were real or an aberration. But, given that the two immediate readings were more than 40 BPM higher, I bet on aberration. When i see a couple back-to-back low readings on the AW raw data, I am more inclined to trust that those are in the area of my low. But, I would rather have intelligent software analyze that for me.

    Here is an example of a likely bogus HR reading in my data:
    Bogus HR Reading.PNG
     
  25. Julien macrumors G3

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    Decent, just to boast a little. I upped my VO2 Max Estimate to 55 on Mondays run.

    [​IMG]
     

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