Activity on your Apple Watch can do a lot more than you may think. Plus you have options when setting up the watch that you should review before exercising.
Setting Up Your Apple Watch
Don’t skip the most important step of calibrating your watch. Especially, if your main form of exercise is walking or running! I’ve included a link below from Apple which explains the steps better than I ever could. 😂
Heart Rate (HR) Monitor
One of the most important functions of the watch is to monitor your heart rate. There are a few steps you need to take to make sure of it’s accuracy. Studies have shown the HR detection to be 97% accurate. Plus so many stories are out there of the watch saving a life. All you have to do is Google “Apple Watch saves a life” and you’ll see all kinds of ways people are crediting the watch for saving them or a family member.
You can set your HR to send you a warning when it reaches a set rate. This alarm is used to sense when the HR is “active” verse “at rest”. If you set your HR at 130 bpm (beats per minute), then you will only receive the alert if you are resting and your rate goes up to the 130bpm. Everyone has a different HR based on their activity level already. If you’re a runner, your HR will most likely be lower than a non-runner. Many conditions can affect the heart, which in turns, affects your HR.
Make sure to read the article at the link below to get a better idea of how the HR is being used, where to find your readings, and what to do if you think your readings are high.
Thanks for stopping by today. Life has been a little crazy last few days, so I’m posting this article later than usual. Tomorrow’s post is related to this one as well. Make sure to read both as they go hand-in-hand.
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This post is not intended to be considered medical advice.