Using the Watch App - Alerts & Settings
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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.
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)
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 Kms and Cals. This can also be setup in the iPhone Settings
Activity updates show your current move and steps %, but also forecast your days activity to provide real insight into how you are tracking
Complications (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. We even went above and beyond by including options where users can select which metric they would like to see! Examples of each are seen below.
Refer to the official Apple support page on setting up Complications here.
If you have HeartWatch setup on the Infograph watch face and placed in the corner, you can select if you would like to see Pulse, Daily HR Avg, Sedentary HR Avg, Move or Steps all from your Watch. In this example I have Pulse, which shows my recent Pulse, max and min for the day.
If you have HeartWatch setup on the Infograph watch face and placed in the bezel, you can select if you would like to see Pulse, Daily HR Avg, Sedentary HR Avg or Activity all from your Watch. In this example I have Daily HR Avg.
If you have HeartWatch setup on the Infograph watch face and placed in the circular, you can select if you would like to see Pulse, Daily HR Avg, Sedentary HR Avg or Activity all from your Watch. In this example I have Activity.
HeartWatch also provides a fantastic large rectangular complication for those users wishing to see a current trend line for their heart rate. As with all complications, tap on the graph to open HeartWatch. See below.