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HeartWatch Version 4.2
(Don't forget to accept the new Health Permissions on update)
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
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)
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
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
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