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HeartWatch Version 4.3.5
(Don't forget to accept any new Health Permissions on update if prompted)
If you have an Apple Watch Series 8 or Ultra you can capture wrist temperature automatically while you sleep. However you need to allow a few settings in order for the Apple Watch to measure temperature while you sleep, such as turning on in the HeartWatch Tiles section (see image below). Refer to the Wrist Temperature Setup section here for details.
Note you can only use one of Wrist Temperature or Body Temperature, you cannot use the automated Wrist Temperature and also input manual measurements, it is one or the other. This is due to Apple setting these up as seperate health metrics in the Health app.
Support for Ultra size screens
Minor fixes and maintenance
HeartWatch Version 4.3.4
Support added for iPhone 14 Pro screen sizes. Issues found and fixed for iPhone 14 Pro users included:
the date navigation bar cutting off due to the new Dynamic Island feature. This has been resolved
Morning Briefing story panels in News were opening and closing. This has been resolved
Fitness Habits pop-ups in News were opening and closing. This has been resolved
HeartWatch Version 4.3.2
Fix to some story panels in the Morning Briefing News
Cosmetic tidy ups
HeartWatch Version 4.3.1
Translation updates across all languages
Bug fixes and maintenance
Cosmetic tidy ups
HeartWatch Version 4.3
Updated icons for iPhone app.
Updated icons for Watch app.
Updated heart graphics.
News Page Updates
Added new Top Tip of the Week section
Added link to About News
Added link to User Guide
Removed % for average sleep respiration reading
Changed lower value for sugar mgdL to 40 instead of 50
Support for Russian cm in speaking waist.
German translation updates
Spanish translation updates
Background alerts message on settings changed to bright yellow.
Various other minor fixes and maintenance
HeartWatch Version 4.2.2
Last Displayed Screen
Users now have the option to open the Watch app to the last displayed screen when a complication is tapped instead of displaying the related function for the complication. For example, you may like the Steps Dial as a complication but you would like it to open the last viewed screen which may be the Daily Pulse graph instead of going into the Steps screen.
To activate this setting, go into the Watch app and tap into Settings, scroll down and you will see a new switch called 'Open Only', enable this to return to the last displayed screen from complications. See below:
Support for infograph complications for people still running WatchOS 5 & WatchOS 6.
If on WatchOS 7 or higher Move & Step complications will update even if move & step update switch is turned off. We found previously that the automated refresh was linked to the update notifications, so this has been altered meaning that your Move and Steps complications should update regardless.
Minor translation updates
Minor fixes and maintenance
HeartWatch Version 4.2.0
Support for new Apple Watch Series 7
Support for the new Watch screen sizes in the Series 7 for 41mm and 45mm
Optimised for iOS 15 & WatchOS 8
New Watch Face Complications
Lots and lots of new complications for Apple Watch Series 4 and higher. Refer to Watch Complication Settings for details on all the new Watch faces
New complications are now found in the native Apple Watch complication options where you add/edit your Watch faces
Removed the complication config options from the Watch app Settings menu, replaced by the above which is easier and offers a preview
Watch Settings menu has the ability to include/exclude workout heart rate from the Pulse Graph complication. By default the workout heart rates will be hidden
Sleep Respiration Rate
Added a new Sleep BrPM (breathes per minute) to tiles, Morning Briefing in News, calendar and graphs
Refer to the Wellness page for information on the Respiration Rate, including the setup steps required.
Note that the Apple Watch will only measure respiration rate when you turn on sleep mode in WatchOS 8 and enable permissions. Click here to see the setup instructions.
Start a New Fitness Habit
Introduced Start a new habit in Fitness Habits. This is a big update and highly requested, allowing users who may be starting a new exercise schedule, coming back from holidays or altering your activity due to an injury, this lets you reset your fitness habit.
Refer to the Fitness Habits page for more information
Force Press is Back
WatchOS meant we had to tweak a few things to make sure that you can still do a Force (touch and hold) press on the Watch app to open the menu. It's a great time saver for entering notes and starting workouts. We also added some new colours to the buttons!
Force press menu has also been added on the following Watch app screens: pulse, sedentary, move and steps. Just use one finger and do a long press and hold to open the menu from these screens
Added support for stone and lbs for weight
Added support for altitude in feet
Changed altitude display to show nett gain/loss based on starting altitude
Haptics & Sounds
Added a new Watch setting to silence sounds and haptics when taking pulse. This is only for pulse checks, alerts and workout zones are not included in this. The new setting can be found by opening the Watch app, go into Settings and enable the switch under Pulse to turn off haptic taps and sounds. See below:
Moved workout set counter and split display to title instead of the smaller text next to the clock.
Fixes & Maintenance
Fixed a decimal point problem with some measurement entries in the Journal
Cleaned up display of set counter and split times in workout mode on Watch
Fixed a bug in Pulse Graph where not coloured unless at least one blue reading
Fixed time formatting issue
Customised Tiles and News stories will now remember for users on Version 4.1 going to Version 4.2
Some minor translation fixes
Corrected some incorrect backdrop images in News
Corrected a problem with Daily/Sleep readings not being greyed
Architecture changes to remember user customised tiles in future releases
Removed support for always on (much nicer without it)
Expanded touch area on Editions as the right most section was non-responsive
HeartWatch Version 4.1.1
Minor fixes and tidy ups
Contains a fix for HealthKit index problem that was impacting a small number of users. Please perform a rebuild of your history by going into Settings (red cog), tap on Advanced Settings then tap on Rebuild History
HeartWatch Version 4.1 (Major Update)
A unique way to view your health news. News button added to a new bottom navigation panel. Select from different Editions including:
- Morning Briefing
Added metric info and explore panel when you touch a story
Fitness Streaks and Achievements added to fitness story panels
Quick link to the new Journal in the top right corner
Refer to News for more information
New Information Tiles
Added new SpO2 Sleep & SpO2 Daily in calendar, dashboard and tiles
Added new Sleep Time and Restfulness in calendar, dashboard and tiles
Added new Waking and Daily Blood Glucose in calendar, dashboard and tiles
Revised Today Tile order to better reflect the workflow
Refer to Wellness for more information on each of these
Detailed ECG graph with interactive view
ECG Basics overview explanation
Added new ECG tile
Added Body fat, Lean Mass, Fat Mass, Waist size in calendar.
Added "use Inches instead of cm" in Units of Measure
Track all these new measures in Dashboards
Journals & Notes
Moved notes to a brand new Journal tab in the bottom navigation menu bar
Improved list view with a complete view of all key notes, measurements and workouts, including new icons
You can now add/delete/edit measurements directly from the iPhone app from with the Journal tab (previously this was via the Watch only). Includes blood pressure, temperature, blood glucose, weight, waist circumference, body fat percent. Ability to select today or a historical date for measurements entry
Day headings will allow you to switch to the selected today tab for that day. This is a very important feature for many people. When you change the day on the today tab, the journal will also scroll to that position.
Today view tiles will now auto refresh after a new measurement is taken
Added new heart rate context icons for streaming and for ECG. Refer to the Daily Graph Icons in the Wellness page for a description on the new icons
Added speak for waist size, e.g. say "100cm" or "37 inches"
Added speak for body fat perfect, e.g. say "20.5 percent"
New '%Elevated' graph, showing the % of sedentary heart rate that is elevated. Extremely useful dashboard for a number of users
Calendar dashboard now shows notes on the background layer when selecting a day.
Activity Smart Goals
Representation of rings in Today & Calendar to match habit based goals if selected
New advanced logic for activity goals
New activities linked including disc sports, cooldown, hand cycling, fitness gaming, barre, cardio dance, social dance, pickleball and tai chi
Allowed edit of manual distance for indoor cycling workouts
Added all the new metrics to the Summary Export. Note Sleep Glucose only shows if you have an active Sleep Glucose tile or News story)
Improved history building performance, should take under 1 minute now
Updates to the white theme
Updated website with functionality instructions and more frequently asked questions
Bug Fixes & Maintenance
Various fixed for HealthKit issues and some translation format problems
Support for older smaller screen phones
Fixed average bpm in daily tile to better cater for streaming
Lots of cosmetic tidy ups
Various minor aesthetic issues fixed
HeartWatch Version 4.0.6 (Previous Version)
New User Guide - lists all the functions and links for using HeartWatch. Accessed via the Settings cog in HeartWatch.
New Quick Start Guide - new to HeartWatch and want to learn the essentials, then this is the place to start. Also accessed via the Settings cog in HeartWatch.
Support for new devices.
Fix for date selection on exports due to iOS14.
HeartWatch Version 4.0.4 (Previous Version)
Minor update for Japanese alert notifications
HeartWatch Version 4.0.3 (Previous Version)
Support for Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Russian, Portuguese & Swedish languages
Take Pulse will now take 5 readings for even better accuracy
New settings quick link icon to configure tiles in Wellness & Activity section headings
Info view for tiles that have no data that use the Watch 'speak' function
Wellness daily heart rate zones updated to %
Workout start & finish now includes seconds
Revised blood pressure ratings table
Revised star ratings for recovery bpm based on age and gender
Daily tile now shows the wakeful heart rate readings (for better context, added a greyed plot of sleep bpm readings to the Daily View graph with a new icon designating sleep)
Sleep tile now excludes any heart rate data from wakeful periods
GPS support for Hiking
Extra export fields added (including weight)
Detail exports now allow for a date range