Most doctors will tell you you should know as much as possible about heart health. While you’re wearing your Apple Watch, a few tools can help you keep track of important heart health information, such as how fast your heart is beating. This number on the screen can tell you a lot about your heart health, even though it seems like a simple measure.
Using the Apple Watch to track your heart rate can tell you if your resting heart rate is too high, which could save your life. It’s not just about saving lives, though. Using your Apple Watch to track your heart rate can also help you get in shape and stay that way. Your heart rate can help you keep track of how hard you’re working out and even tell you if you need to drink more water or cut back on caffeine. You’ll need to know how to track your heart rate on your Apple Watch to get all those benefits. We’ll show you how.
Tracking Heart Rate through Heart Rate App
The heat rate readings you’d get from a doctor are more accurate, but a study in the Digital Health journal found that the Apple Watch readings were still pretty good. By measuring blood flow through your wrist, an optical heart sensor with photoplethysmography technology can determine how fast your heart is beating. The watch constantly checks your heart rate for real-time feedback during a workout. When you’re done, you can see your average rate for the whole workout.
The Apple Watch also checks your heart rate throughout the day and remembers what it is when you’re at rest. As you might expect, all of this tracking can be hard on the watch’s battery, and some people say this setting can make the Apple Watch experience terrible. If this information is important to you, you probably are okay with charging your watch a little more often to ensure you always have access to it.
Follow below steps to track heart rate with the Apple Watch:
- To get to the app screen on your Apple Watch, press the Digital Crown.
- Click on the Heart Rate app icon that looks like a heart.
- Wait for the app to show you what your heart rate is right now.
- Press and hold to see your heart rate at rest.
Track your heart rate on your Apple Watch face
You can set up a complication on your Apple Watch face so that you can see your heart rate information all day without opening the Heart Rate app. It would help if you made sure that the watch face you’re using supports complications before you set them up.
You can use this feature if your watch face already has it. If not, you need to switch to one that does. After you do that, it will be easy to see your heart rate report.
Follow these steps to add a heart rate complication:
- Press the crown to get to the face of your watch.
- To change the watch face, tap and hold it. After that, click Edit.
- To get to the end, swipe left.
- If your watch face has them, you can see complications on the last screen.
- To get to the heart rate complications, tap one that’s already there and scroll through the list.
- To save your changes and leave edit mode, press the Digital Crown.
The heart rate complications will now show up on your watch face. This will make it easier to keep track of your heart rate throughout the day. Keep an eye on your heart rate with the Apple Watch. This will help you see how it changes over time. If your heart rate stays high, it could mean that you are tired or stressed. A low heart rate, on the other hand, usually means that your cardiovascular fitness is good. You can use this information to make smart choices about your fitness and health.