Turn off Heart Rate for Workouts (Keep Cellular On?)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by musicpenguy, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    Has anyone found a way to turn off the heart rate sensor for workouts, but keep on the cellular? I’d like this option for workouts that I want better battery life, but still stay connected (one option I know is to buy a BT heart sensor so it’d default to that)
     
  2. OriginalClone macrumors 6502

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    I’m watch app go to settings-general and turn on workout power saving mode.
     

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  3. musicpenguy thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Thanks on the cell models that feature also turns cell radios off :(
     
  4. profets macrumors 601

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    Curious, are you wanting to turn off HR during a workout to preserve battery life?
     
  5. musicpenguy thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Exactly that
     
  6. profets macrumors 601

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    My next question is, would it be for significantly long runs? Curious why you'd want to disable it unless you're doing a 4-5 hour run.

    I ask out of genuine curiosity as I had a 6.5 hour triathlon a few weeks back and I was trying to manage battery life but ultimately the Watch died with a few km left in the run.
     
  7. OriginalClone macrumors 6502

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    Oh. That sucks.
     
  8. musicpenguy thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Yea I’ll go out for training runs that can span 4-6 hours (marathon and ultra marathons). Not a problem with my typical weekday run.
     
  9. bunglex macrumors newbie

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    Really sucks. I got an issue with enabling power saving mode and using an external HRM, seems to work with the Heart Rate stock app but Heart Rate metrics are not displayed on the Workout App.
     

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