Apps Why doesn’t your heart rate show up as a number on your complication?

Smurphy Gherkin

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
instead it just shows as a heart symbol.
It will only show a number on larger complications were you have enough room to include a time of reading as well. Apple are obviously worried about showing old data.

It's frustrating because 3rd party apps don't get as recently updated info as they get it from healthkit. So the Apple heart rate app might have a reading from five minutes ago but the 3rd party ones complications (Like HeartWatch) don't update as reliably and will often be showing older data.
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macrumors 6502
Jul 19, 2018
Watch doesn't do continuous HR monitoring. It shows up on the top-circle complication on Infograph watch face, with text: "xx BPM y minutes ago"
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