Apple says sporadic Apple Watch heart rate readings are a feature, not a bug

When the Apple Watch first came out, it recorded your heart rate every ten minutes, as advertised. After an update last week, however, users noticed that the readings became more sporadic. Now, Apple is responding to complaints by saying that missed readings are by design, not a bug in the watch’s software.

An updated heart rate information page on Apple’s website, first spotted by 9to5Mac, says that the device “attempts to measure your heart rate every 10 minutes, but won’t record it when you’re in motion or your arm is moving.” The page was updated today, and it previously made no mention that certain movements would prevent a passive heart rate reading. (A separate feature, in the Workout app, records your heart rate during runs or…

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Author: Dante D’Orazio

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