HeartWatch: Unlock the power of your Apple Watch heart rate sensor
Your Apple Watch is a highly sophisticated instrument, measuring and capturing your heart rate data throughout the day.
HeartWatch lets you see how your heart is beating across four simple views. Waking, Regular, Workout & Sleeping. Each of these views are isolated because, while you may want a higher heart rate during a workout, if your heart is racing when you aren’t doing any exercise then this is likely not a good thing and probably something you might want to show your medical practitioner.
HeartWatch gives you an easy solution to this. It accesses your heart rate & workout readings created by your Apple Watch and unlocks the power of this information in a simple, intuitive way.
Introducing heart badges
HeartWatch 2 introduces heart badges. These are a simple glanceable graphic that lets you quickly see how your heart is doing for different types of events. The colours represent time in zones overlayed with an average.
For regular heart rate readings, the ideal is to have a completely blue badge. The bigger the red ring around the badge, the more time spent with an elevated heart rate. Even though averages can appear to be similar, the badge shows a clear picture of how your heart has really been tracking and alerts you about excessively high or low readings.
For workouts, you can easily see the zonal makeup of your workout at a glance.
An intelligent complication
When your iPhone detects a new high heart rate, it will display it right there on your Watch face.
A smokingly fast Watch app
No spinning cursor. No waiting. Press the complication and an instant background update has you seeing your latest heart rate and a summary of your day.
Staying in the zone
The watch app changes how it looks when you are working out to help you stay in your training zone. Just start your workout as usual using your favourite app. Your readings are big & colour keyed by zone. Red is intense, yellow is fitness, green is fat burning, aqua is health etc. You’ll never see “Measuring…” again.
The big picture…
Whether you are looking for heart rate irregularities or checking on your workout progress, HeartWatch makes things very easy via a 12 week big picture.
…to the small picture
Find out exactly what your heart was doing throughout your day. The addition of an energy overlay to the regular heart rate detail view means you can determine if those peaks you sometimes get are more likely due to stress or increased activity.
Capture the moment
Capture key HealthKit measurements just by saying them, take notes about your day and track sleep. Even take your waking pulse.
Check how you slept
If you aren’t too concerned about sleep cycles and phases, and just want an idea of how you slept, HeartWatch analyses restless v basal energy captured by the Watch whilst asleep and shows your “battery charge” for last night and the trailing week. It even overlays this over your heart rate readings for easy cross reference.
Your health is everything
Nothing is more important than your health. Your Apple Watch is a remarkable device that captures valuable insights into how your heart is performing. HeartWatch unlocks this power into a simple intuitive way that anyone can understand.
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Originally published at SiNGLE GADGET.