Apple Watch’s Irregular Heart Rate Reading is a ‘Feature’, Not a Bug
Pratyush Shrivastava / 5 years ago
Do you own an Apple Watch? Have you noticed the irregularities in heart rate monitoring pattern of the device? Apple says that it is not a bug in watch’s software, but it is a feature. The device measures your heart rate in an interval of ten minutes, but after the update (Watch OS 1.0.1), the device now attempts to measure the heart rate in same intervals as before, but it does not record it if the arm is in motion. 9to5Mac were the first ones to spot the updated heart rate information page on Apple’s website. This development has been made because the initial pattern of measurement prevented the passive heart rate readings, a feature which records your heart beat during carrying out physical activities.
There has been some speculation that Apple changed the recording frequency to conserve battery life because the updated frequency pattern drains battery less than the initial and it seems that Apple is trying to avoid inaccurately high readings caused by physical activity although this development is not mentioned in changelog.
This update has displeased the user who thought that the initial measuring frequency worked without any issues and now see the device as losing functionality. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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