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Tip 3 - What Do The Colours Mean?

On the Today view, your Daily bpm, Sedentary bpm and Sleep bpm tiles will show a circle badge with coloured ring layers. These colours provide an easy glimpse to see how long your heart has spent in different zones.

By default, HeartWatch uses the following colours and zones to present your regular heart rate data, both in heart badges and charts. It is generally understood that a regular resting heart rate is from 60-100 bpm though resting heart rates from 50-60 bpm are common amongst healthy individuals.

  • Red: Elevated - Greater than or equal to 100bpm.

  • Purple: High Resting - Greater than or equal to 80 & less than 100bpm.

  • Blue: Resting - Greater than or equal to 55 and less than 80bpm. This is recognised as a healthy resting heart rate.

  • Pinkish Brown: Low - Lower than 55 and greater than or equal to 40bpm.

  • Brown: Very Low - Lower than 40bpm.

Tap on the tile and it will open the Details page, where you can see the breakup % of each heartrate zone including a graph with all the measurements.

More information on badge colours can be found in the Glossary page.

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Tip 2 - Just Talk to Enter Weight

Recently weighed yourself and want to record the measure? No need to grab your iPhone, just open HeartWatch on your Apple Watch and speak in the weight. It's that easy.

Note this also works for other metrics like body temperature, blood pressure, blood glucose, waist, blood oxygen and so on, but for this example we will use body weight.

Steps to record your Weight using your Watch:

  1. Open HeartWatch on your Apple Watch

  2. Scroll down to Speak

  3. An example screen with instructions will show, tap the yellow button at the bottom

  4. Tap the microphone in the bottom right corner of your Watch

  5. Say "79.5 kg" or "175 lbs" or the standard weight metric for your region and select Done

  6. A confirmation message will show, such as "Body Weight = 79.5kg". Tap Add to Save.

To follow your Weight over time:

  • Add the Weight tile to your Today view. Go to the Wellness page to find out how.

  • Monitor your Weight over a 12 month period, looking at 7 day or 21 day trends. Go to the Dashboards page to find out more.

Learn more about using Speak here, or you can always still use the Journal on the iPhone to enter key metrics.

Tip 1 - Using Heart Rate Recovery

Tracking your Heart Rate Recovery is a great feature for monitoring your pulse drop over a controlled time, as it is a very good indicator of fitness.

Steps to Perform a Recovery Measure:

  1. At the end of a Workout using HeartWatch, instead of selecting 'Save' you can tap a button called 'Recovery' elect to start a 2 minute recovery period

  2. Be sure to sit still or rest when taking the recovery measure for 2 minutes for an accurate measure

  3. A 2 minute countdown will start showing your pulse drop

  4. After 2 minutes, a recovery star rating will show and also how many heartbeats you dropped. The star rating is dependant on your gender and age.

  5. The workout will automatically save as normal following the recovery, just follow the steps

Note your heart rate has to be slightly elevated to perform a 2min recovery reading, your watch will notify you if too low to record a measurement. Refer to the Workouts section to discover more about the recovery ratings.


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