The Apple Watch from its first model has a very important built-in function which is the measurement of our heart rate. With this data that the device obtains thanks to the sensor that is added in the lower part and the rest of the sensors that it incorporates, we are offered data as interesting as for example the calories we burn per day, steps, floors climbed or simply the beats per minute when we are at rest.
With all this data stored, details of our health can be seen on the watch itself and in the Health application of the iPhone. But really How often does our Apple Watch measure the heart rate? Well, this is something that we will answer below.
Always during training and sporadically
One of the premises of this function is to control our heart through the built-in frequency sensor and during the duration of the training sessions this sensor is activated at all times. In this way, it takes all the necessary measurements to know calorie data and others, also for three more minutes just at the time of finishing the training, with this it is achieved get Recovery data that we can also see in the clock and that one day we will talk about what they are for.
The Apple Watch measures your heart rate throughout the day when we are stopped and, periodically, when we walk, so with these measurements in the background according to our activity it obtains important data to monitor our state of health. There is no price moment in which the sensor is activated always depends on the activity that we are doing, so the time between these measurements will vary unless we are doing physical exercise, then if we have not activated the Activity it will ask us if we want to do it.
Apple Watch also calculates a daily resting rate and a walking average - correlates heart rate readings taken in the background with accelerometer data when you have enough readings taken in the background. There are a good handful of apps that are compatible with physical activity and that the Apple Watch can use to store data, these are used when the user activates them and allows that data to be posted directly in the Health app, such as the Nike Run Club app, among others.