Apple Watch ships with a bunch of sensors that monitor your heart rate. By default, the wearable automatically checks and logs your heart rate every ten minutes when you’re idle and most commonly when you’re working out. However, you can also manually check your heart rate on Apple Watch whenever you’d like. Don’t know how? Scroll down to get familiar with the process.
There’s no doubt that Apple’s heart rate monitor is a pretty useful feature for fitness buffs, but it’s also valuable for folks who are health conscious. You’ll also find out that measuring heart rate can offer some insights into how your lifestyle, behavior, and diet impacts your body in ways you may not have identified before. SoftwareVilla has already shared with you numerous hidden Apple Watch tips to master your arm candy, but today we would like to add to it. Keep reading to enhance your Apple Watch flairs even further!
Now, without taking your more time, let’s learn how to check heart rate on Apple Watch. The steps are as follows.
Check Your Heart Rate on Apple Watch
The only and straightforward way to measure your heart rate using Apple Watch is the Heartbeat Glance – the heart rate app. The wearable comes with the heartbeat Glance, turned on by default, but you may have deleted it while you were initially downloading, installing, and arranging apps on Apple Watch.
You can see if the app is installed in Glances by opening the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and then selecting Glances. The Heartbeat app will display at the top of the list if it is configured to be part of your available Glances. In case you don’t find the app in the list, drag it back to the top and then drop it among other Glances. You can add it anywhere in the list and then drag and drop to arrange the Glances in the order you like.
After you set up the Heartbeat app, you can start with the process to manually check your heart rate on Apple Watch. All you need to do is simply follow the steps given below:
- Swipe upwards on Apple Watch face to access Glances
- Swipe left or right through the Glances until you find the Heartbeat app
- Once the app is enabled, it’ll take 10-20 seconds to measure your heart rate. After that, it shows an animated beating heart to display your heart rate in beats-per-minute (BPM)
After you’re done with measuring your heart rate, you can see this data using the Health app on your iPhone. Just open the app, hit the Health Data option at the bottom and then Vitals. Under the Vitals section, you’ll see the heart rate data section where you can check your heart rate.
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