How to Set Apple Watch to Notify High Heart Rate?
Do you know that the Apple Watch can notify users in case their heart rate is abnormally high? This system isn’t enabled by default, but it’s easy to enable and it can be used to keep track of your most recent heartbeat.
Apple’s watch was released to several markets in Spring 2015. It is a watch that emphasizes health features, and it includes a number of sensors to detect irregularities like heart racing or heartbeat skipping. An irregular rhythm such as atrial fibrillation could mean serious threat towards your health – which is why it’s important to wear something on you (literally!) that will keep a close eye on how your heart functions throughout your day.
Want to set up your Apple Watch for notifications about a high heart rate?
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How to Set High Heart Rate Notifications on Apple Watch
You can configure this feature using the built-in Watch app on your paired iPhone.
- Launch the Watch app on your iPhone and head over to the My Watch section. Tap on Heart .
- Now, scroll down below to find the option to Turn On Notifications for Irregular Rhythm in Health. If you’ve already set this feature up in your Health app, an on/off toggle will appear instead.
- Launch the “Health” app on your iPhone. Navigate to the following screen, enter your name and age, followed by tapping “Next.” From there, turn on notification settings from your lock screen or from within notifications to complete the process.
- Now, you’ll find Heart Rate in the Heart section. Just below that, you’ll see two options when it comes to notifications. The first option specifies a threshold for high heart rate which is 120 BPM by default. If you tap that, you’ll be taken to another screen where you can choose anything between 76 and 220 BPM.
- To choose a value you’ll need to be aware of the fact that there is a number representing the smallest and greatest possible numerical values for this selectable option.
Please open https://www.myFitnessPal.com on your iPhone and log in with your account credentials.
Similarly, you can change the value that is set to be monitored by default (low heart rate). If you enable this option the app will let you know of both high heart rate as well as low heart rate.
While you may be in the midst of intense exercise, your Apple Watch won’t notify you if your heart rate exceeds 92 bpm. This is because too much notification prevention could cause your Apple Watch to use up its excess energy continuously instead of saving it.
Apple Watch notifying you when your heart rate is too slow doesn’t seem like a good idea for the smartwatch. This can be set to alert you if your Activity or Fitness level is low.
Although the Apple Watch is great for simplifying things like checking heart rates and tracking various activities, it can’t detect most cardiovascular issues. So if you’re feeling off, it’s important to contact your doctor or an emergency department rather than letting an app do that for you.
The Apple Watch can also measure your blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and other fitness statistics too! This comes in handy when you’re monitoring your health.
Feel free to share your experiences with this feature and voice your opinions in the comments.