May 17, 2018 0 Comments

Forget manually taking your pulse: Your Apple Watch can tell you everything you need to know about your heartbeat.

 

How to monitor your heart rate during a workout with Apple Watch

When you start a workout, Apple Watch will begin actively monitoring your heart, recording its fluctuations every minute; after you end the workout, Apple Watch will continue this monitoring for three minutes afterward, so as to give you a "Recovery Heart Rate" (how well your nervous system regulates your heart after intense activity). You can see your heart rate at any time during your workout by raising your wrist, or by opening the Heart Rate app.

 

 

How to disable the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor during a workout

You can disable your Apple Watch's heart rate monitor altogether during workouts if you want to save power; doing so will give you a far less accurate estimate of your calories burned, though you'll still be able to record time- and distance-based metrics.

  1. On your Apple Watch, go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap on General > Workout.
  3. Turn on Power Saving Mode.

 

 

How to manually check your heartbeat with Apple Watch

The Apple Watch comes equipped with a Heart Rate app that lets you manually check your heart rate at any time; in addition, it displays graphs about your resting heart rate, walking average, and any Breathe or Workout sessions you might have done.

  1. Launch the Heart Rate app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Wait for the app to measure your heart rate.

 

 

How to see your resting rate and walking average

  1. Launch the Heart Rate app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the Resting Rate or Walking Average tabs in the app.

 

 

How to manually check your heartbeat from your watch face

  1. Add the heart rate complication to your watch face
  2. Tap on the heart rate complication anytime you want to measure your heartbeat. It will automatically open the Heart Rate app.

 

 

How to check your heart rate during a Breathe session

Apple also monitors your heart rate as you go through Breathe sessions, and adds that information to the Heart Rate app. You can check that information like so:

  1. Go through a Breathe session on your Apple Watch
  2. Launch the Heart Rate app on your Apple Watch.
  3. Scroll down to the Breathe section and tap on it.


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