Using the Watch App - Alerts, Settings & Complications

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Settings

  • Having key settings on your Watch makes life so much easier

  • Settings include the ability to setup heart rate alerts, workout zones, activity notifications and customise your HeartWatch complications.

Alert Settings

Tip - Ensure you have a complication for HeartWatch setup on your Watch face so that background alerts will work (refer to the Complication section below for details on setting up)

  • Tap Settings from the Watch main menu, Alerts will appear at the top. You can toggle alerts to be on or off using the 'Active' toggle. Active alerts will exclude your heart rates when exercising (exercising alerts are setup separately in workout alerts)

  • Alerts for low and high heart rates can be setup by tapping on the 'L: H:' item. This will open a view where you can use the side crown spin on the Watch to set a min and max heart rate. Example, anything over my max of 120 bpm will alert me

  • An option to only activate the alert when sedentary is also available. Sedentary is a subset of the Daily heartbeat readings where you have been still for at least 5 minutes prior to the heartbeat sample

  • If a heart rate alert appears on your Watch, you can tap it to go into HeartWatch and record a note, view the recent readings leading up to the alert or perform another action, like taking a new pulse measurement (see below)

*IMPORTANT - if using daily alerts it is important to give the heartWatch priority with a complication. Refer here for information on getting best performance with notifications on your Apple Watch

Workout Settings

Tip - workout heart rate zone alerts can also be setup while starting or during a workout session

  • Tap the % zones to set a low and high heart rate % when exercising. These % values are based off your max HR which is already setup

  • If an alert is activated, you will feel a haptic vibration on your wrist

  • Miles and Kj can also be toggled via the Watch, if you wish to change from the default Kms and Cals. This can also be setup in the iPhone Settings

Activity Settings

  • If you have setup goals via the new smart Activity tracking in HeartWatch, you can elect to receive these notifications on your Watch by toggling this to on

  • Activity updates show your current move and steps %, but also forecast your days activity to provide real insight into how you are tracking.

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Pulse Taps & Sounds

  • A setting to silence sounds and haptics when taking a pulse. This is only for pulse checks, alerts and workout zones are not included in this. Enable the switch to turn off haptic taps and sounds for pulse taking only.

Complications (Customising Watch Faces)

Complications are widget like displays on your Watch face. HeartWatch has an incredible array of customisable complications to suit different Watches and different needs, all controlled through the Watch. Better yet, the complications act as shortcuts through to the function in HeartWatch.

Here are some examples using the HeartWatch complications:

Refer to the official Apple support page on setting up Complications here or refer to the quick video below in how to setup Complications.

All Sizes

Note that some of the newer complications are supported only by having an Apple Watch Series 4 or above. However we still support a range of complications for the older Watches.

We made HeartWatch complications to suit a variety of sizes and types. The preview will adjust depending on what complication you are setting up. For example, if setting up an Infograph Corner you will see the following corner options, if setting up a new dial, you will see dial options:

Pulse

Displays the most recent pulse measurement along with a gauge needle showing the heart rate zone. Tapping will take you directly to the Pulse measurement screen where you can easily take your pulse measurement.

Pulse Graphic

Displays the most recent pulse measurement and also your minimum and maximum daily heart rates for the day (remember daily excludes workouts). Tapping will take you directly to the Pulse measurement screen where you can easily take your pulse measurement.

Daily Average

Displays your daily average heart rate measurement along with a gauge needle showing the heart rate zone. Tapping will take you directly to the Daily heart rate screen where you can easily view the daily graph and take notes.

Daily Average Graphic

Displays your daily average heart rate measurement and also your minimum and maximum daily heart rates for the day (remember daily excludes workouts). Tapping will take you directly to the Daily heart rate screen where you can easily view the daily graph and take notes.

Sedentary Average

Displays your sedentary average heart rate measurement along with a gauge needle showing the heart rate zone (remember sedentary is when you have been still for at least 5 minutes prior to the reading). Tapping will take you directly to the Sedentary heart rate screen where you can easily view the sedentary graph and take notes.

Sedentary Average Graphic

Displays your sedentary average heart rate measurement and also your minimum and maximum daily heart rates for the day. Tapping will take you directly to the sedentary heart rate screen where you can easily view the graph and take notes.

Activity

This display 2 circles, the outer red one is for Move, the inner orange one is for Steps. The circles represent your progress towards your goal, a full circle being 100%.

Activity & Date

Its so annoying when you have to use up a complication just for a Date, so we combined one with Activity! The outer red one is for Move, the inner orange one is for Steps. The circles represent your progress towards your goal, a full circle being 100%. The day and date of month display in the middle.

Move %

The number value shows the % towards your Move goal. The dial represents your progress towards your goal, with the needle to the far right being 100%. You can tap on the dial and it will take you directly to the Move screen with your current progress and also a forecast for the day.

Steps %

The number value shows the % towards your Steps goal. The dial represents your progress towards your goal, with the needle to the far right being 100%. You can tap on the dial and it will take you directly to the Steps screen with your current progress and also a forecast for the day.

Infographic Pulse Graph

HeartWatch also provides a fantastic large rectangular graph complication for those users wishing to see a current trend line for their Daily heart rate. This complication shows the last 3 hours. You can see a large maximum dot and minimum dot indicating the high and low points. The image below shows show it reflects the Daily Heartbeat graph from your iPhone. As with all complications, tap on the graph to open HeartWatch. See below.

Hide/Show Workout Setting

In the HeartWatch Watch app Settings you will notice a setting called 'Hide Workout' This is off by default and the graph will plot only the Daily heart rate measurements. However, if turned on it will show the workout heart rate plots in the Infograph Pulse Graph only.

As workouts collect a lot more frequent heart rate measurements, you will most likely see a number of dots. Here is an example below with all the red dots being my workout.

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