Why can I send my heartbeat to someone without having the Watch on?

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  1. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    So earlier today I tried sending a heartbeat to a friend that also has the Apple Watch. I started wondering what it would send if the watch could not detect a pulse..(Flatline...? Who knows..) So I took the watch off, pressed with 2 fingers and to my surprise a regular looking heartbeat was sent to my friend.

    So I thought this was weird but I figured this was probably the last reading.. so I did a hard reset on the watch (by holding the digital crown + side button 10 seconds) turned it back on waited an hour and tried it again. So just to clarify the watch was never put back on my wrist after the hard reset so it never read my pulse.. Now I just tried sending my heartbeat beat again and guess what..IT WORKED.

    Wtf am I missing something? Is the feature I've been enthusiasticly showing everyone just a big fat lie?Does that mean Apple fakes the heartbeat sent? Please tell me i'm wrong
     
  2. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    I'm not convinced it sends your actual heart beat. It always seems the same to me. I was going to test it in a workout to see if it changes.
     
  3. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    It's definitely not fake because I've noticed changes to the heart rate as my heart rate changes. Also, why would they fake it when the watch obviously has heart rate sensor?

    Why it works when it's not attached could be a bug.
     
  4. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    Some people have already tried sending it after a workout, and it was indeed higher. It's possible that when you don't have the watch on it sends the last recorded heart rate or something.
     
  5. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure i'm not the only one who remembers the presentations video

    " blah blah blah Sharing something as personal as a heartbeat...blah blah blah"

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    Good thats what I wanted to hear, still a pretty huge bug though..
     
  6. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Yes I know that. But the times I have used it it seems generic. And yes to the later poster I saw the presentation. I also said I plan to test it further so ease up a bit.
     
  7. NTurner42 macrumors regular

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    How are you holding the watch when taking your heartbeat?
     
  8. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Flat on the table
     
  9. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested sending a heartbeat to my wife but with my thumb I lifted the watch just enough to take a look at the sensors. There was no green light active while sending my heartbeat to her.

    I am thinking that the watch takes your heartbeat every 10 minutes for tracking purposes. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes the most recent reading and sends that one instead of an instantaneous reading.
     
  10. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

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    Clearly your table is alive.
    Seems like a you problem.
     
  11. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I invite you to try it on your own Apple Watch, i am 100% sure this is an everybody problem. My watch has been working very well since the beginning.
     
  12. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

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    I'm just kidding, bro.

    I also found it rather suspicious that the heartbeat can be sent almost instantly through digital touch but takes a few moments to measure within the heart rate glance. I figured that it sent whatever was the last reading it took but maybe you're right. Maybe it is a great big phony!
     
  13. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We need someone who has a new watch to try to it.
     
  14. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a

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    The watch uses you LAST recorded heart rate. It takes it every ten minutes.
     
  15. iFanaddic, May 3, 2015
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    iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why can I send my heartbeat to someone without having the Watch on?

    Is this a fact?

    From the owners manual:
    "Share your heartbeat.
    Place two fingers on the display until you feel your heartbeat and see it animated on the screen."

    Can't find anything else that mentions it
     
  16. AKRowdy macrumors regular

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    Granted, I haven't sent these immediately back-to-back, but I've sent heartbeats when normal and when excited and when working out. It seems like it reads contextually.

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    What you quoted does not invalidate the possibility that it sends your last recorded heartbeat…
     

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