Apple Watch’s Inconsistent Heart Reading is not a Bug, This is How It Works
Apple has clarified that inconsistency in recording heart rate is feature of its Apple Watch, not a bug as it has been perceived by most of the users.
The Cupertino company updated the Watch last week. Following the act, an extensive debate started in internet circles about sporadic readings of the Apple Watch. Many of the Apple users complaint that the upgrade produced error in the elite wrist-wear.
In its response to the various complaints, the watch maker has claimed discrepancies in the heart rate recordings are designed to be so, and that the Watch’s software does not have such a bug.
Following the issue, Apple has updated its heart rate information page. “Even under ideal conditions, Apple Watch may not be able to get a reliable heart rate reading every time for everybody. And for a small percentage of users, various factors may make it impossible to get any heart rate reading at all,” reads the page.
In today’s updated content of the page, Apple has added that the smartwatch won’t record heart rate “when you’re in motion or your arm is moving.” Previously, as The Verge observes, the Cupertino company had not mentioned such conditions in which watch will be unable to record the heart rate.
Similarly, the changelog about update Watch OS 1.0.1 does not explain such conditions. Some news sources claim that Apple probably wants to avoid inaccuracy in results, that any physical activity can cause.
Nonetheless, users can use a separate feature, in the Workout app, for recording heart rate during workout.
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Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.