We believe Watch apps should be as good as (or better) than the iPhone app, its the reason we all purchase an Apple Watch in the first place! The HeartWatch Watch app ensures users can easily find, access and capture all the key pieces of information directly from their wrist. Capture your pulse, see your heart rate trends, setup alerts, enter voice activated notes, record a workout and view your daily forecasts to name but a few... it's the Watch app we all wanted, now we have it.

HeartWatch Menu

The main menu when you open HeartWatch on your Watch has been designed to be informative from a glance, but also easily allow users to drill into specific items. The menu includes Pulse, Daily HR, Sedentary HR, Move, Steps, Workout, Sleep, Speak and Settings. All these are detailed below.

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Pulse

  • The Pulse menu shows your most recent pulse in bpm and the time it was last recorded
  • The badge colour reflects what heart rate zone you are in, the more blue the lower your heart rate, if you see more red this is a greater elevated heart rate
  • Tap on the Pulse menu to record your pulse, view your daily heart rate or record notes

Taking Your Pulse

  • Tap on Pulse from the menu to open the pulse gauge
  • Tap on the refresh icon in the bottom left corner. This will start the measurement process which will take around 5-10 secs
  • You will get the best results if you rest your wrist on a stable surface & remain still.
  • Your current pulse can now be seen

Viewing Your Pulse Trend

  • Tap on Pulse from the menu to open the pulse gauge
  • Tap on the microphone icon in the bottom right corner. This will open a graph showing the last 1 hr of pulse recordings
  • Use the Watch crown spin to move across the line (tap the screen for an example)
  • You will notice a little person icon in the bottom left corner of the screen, this acts a quick reference:
  • Green Person = the measurement was taken when you were sedentary (did not move for 5 minutes before the measurement)
  • Red Person = You were active, eg. walking, etc.
  • Blue = Neither of the above
  • Record a note to align to that specific reading by tapping the microphone icon (more info below)

Notes For Your Pulse

  • Press and hold firmly until you feel a bump on any screen in HeartWatch and select Notes. Using the crown spin, find the measurement you wish to apply the note
  • Tap the microphone icon located in the bottom right corner
  • You have 3 options for recording notes:
    1. Voice activated by speaking into your Watch
    2. Text recognition by drawing letters into your Watch
    3. Adding emojis
  • Previously recorded comments will also show, this is handy for adding common phrases like 'feeling stressed'
  • Confirm the note when prompted and this will be recorded, accessible from Notes in your iPhone

Daily

  • The Daily menu shows your up-to-date average daily heart rate in bpm. It also shows your minimum and maximum heart rates, which excludes workouts and sleeping
  • The badge colour reflects what heart rate zone you are in, the more blue the more your heart rate is resting, if you see more red this is a greater elevated heart rate
  • Tap on the Daily menu to view your daily heart rate trend and record notes

Viewing Your Daily Heart Rate

  • Tap on Daily from the menu to open the Daily view
  • The main badge shows your daily avg, along with the times recorded for your min and max daily heart rates
  • Tap the badge to go into the graph view. Use the Watch crown spin to move across the graph line (tap the Watch screen for an example). This graph shows the last 3 hours
  • You will notice a little person icon in the bottom left corner of the screen, this acts a quick reference:
  • Green Person = the measurement was taken when you were sedentary (did not move for 5 minutes before the measurement)
  • Red Person = You were active, eg. walking, etc.
  • Blue = Neither of the above
  • Record a note to align to that specific reading by tapping the microphone icon.

Notes For Your Daily HR

  • Press and hold firmly until you feel a bump on any screen in HeartWatch and select Notes. Using the crown spin, find the measurement you wish to apply the note
  • Tap the microphone icon located in the bottom right corner
  • You have 3 options for recording notes:
    1. Voice activated by speaking into your Watch
    2. Text recognition by drawing letters into your Watch
    3. Adding emojis
  • Previously recorded comments will also show, this is handy for adding common phrases like 'feeling stressed'
  • Confirm the note when prompted and this will be recorded, accessible from Notes in your iPhone

Sedentary

  • Sedentary heartbeat is a subset of the Daily heartbeat readings where you have been still for at least 5 minutes prior to the heartbeat sample
  • The Sedentary menu shows your up-to-date average sedentary heart rate in bpm. It also shows your minimum and maximum for the current day
  • The badge colour reflects what heart rate zone you are in, the more blue the more your heart rate is resting, if you see more red this is a greater elevated heart rate
  • Tap on the Sedentary menu to view your daily heart rate and record notes

Viewing Your Sedentary Heart Rate

  • Tap on Sedentary from the menu to open the Sedentary view
  • The main badge shows your sedentary avg heart rate, along with the times recorded for your min and max
  • Tap the badge to go into the graph view. Use the Watch crown spin to move across the line (tap the Watch screen for an example). This shows the last 3 hours.
  • Record a note to align to that specific reading by tapping the microphone icon or doing a touch and hold (force press)

Notes For Your Sedentary HR

  • Press and hold firmly until you feel a bump on any screen in HeartWatch and select Notes. Using the crown spin, find the measurement you wish to apply the note
  • Tap the microphone icon located in the bottom right corner
  • You have 3 options for recording notes:
    1. Voice activated by speaking into your Watch
    2. Text recognition by drawing letters into your Watch
    3. Adding emojis
  • Previously recorded comments will also show, this is handy for adding common phrases like 'feeling stressed'
  • Confirm the note when prompted and this will be recorded, accessible from Notes in your iPhone

Move

  • Move is part of the new HeartWatch Activity tracking, that uses your trends to establish automatic moving goals based on your lifestyle needs
  • On the menu, Move shows your energy expenditure for the day, shown as calories or kilojoules, whichever you elected in Settings
  • Move displays your current value completed against your daily goal, for example, 695/984 where 695 is the current calories I have expended, while 984 is my goal target for the day
  • The circle reflects your current progress towards your goal
  • Tap on the Move menu to view your current Move progress and also a forecast (see below)

Now & Forecast Move

  • Tap on Move from the menu to open the Move view
  • The main badge shows your Now as a % complete of your target, for example, 696 cals expended with a target of 984 will show as 71%
  • Tap the badge to apply the HeartWatch smart models which will forecast your Move to the end of the day. Refer to the Activity section to learn more. In the example below it is forecasting my Move to be 85% achieved by the end of the day (so I should get moving!)

Steps

  • Steps is part of the new HeartWatch Activity tracking, that uses your trends to establish automatic step goals, because we recognise that days are never the same
  • On the menu, Steps displays your current amount completed next to your goal, for example, 3085/11365 where 3085 is the current steps I have taken, while 11365 is my goal target for the day
  • The circle reflects your current progress towards your goal
  • Tap on the Steps menu to view your current Steps progress and also a forecast (see below)

Now & Forecast Steps

  • Tap on Steps from the menu to open the Move view
  • The main badge shows your Now as a % complete of your target, for example, 3085 steps with a goal of 11365 will show as 27%
  • Tap the badge to apply the HeartWatch smart models which will forecast your Steps to the end of the day. Refer to the Activity section to learn more. In the example below it is forecasting my Steps to be 36% achieved by the end of the day (yes, I need to get walking!)

Workout

  • Workouts allow you to capture all those exercise sessions, with a load of key features like customised metrics, heart rate zone alerts, music player and even sending your live workout view to your iPhone while you train
  • Ensure you also review the iPhone Workouts section to get the most out of your Workouts

Starting a Workout

  • Tap Workouts from the menu and select Start when ready to see a list of workouts available, this list includes over 100+ outdoor and indoor activities to select from.
  • The workouts list will show your favourites at the top of the list so you can quickly get into your regular sessions. To add a new favourite, simply select the 'Fave' option and a yellow star will highlight it for next time
  • Another option for starting workouts for those who like shortcuts, simply touch and hold (force press) anywhere on the HeartWatch front main menu and a Workouts Quickstart option will appear. Tap Workout to go directly into the Workout menu. See below, its very handy!

Starting Splits & GPS

  • Some workouts such as running, walking and cycling will prompt you for splits and GPS at the start of a workout
  • Select your preferred auto split which will tell the Watch to provide a haptic vibration at that interval, for example, every 1km I get a vibration with the current speed for that split. Very handy for track runners or sprint work
  • To ensure accuracy, GPS will first lock your position so that you can be confident your GPS stats are correct from start to end. This may take anywhere from 1 to 20 secs depending on your surroundings. You can skip this step if not required

During a Workout

Now the fun starts. Your workout has commenced and you have some fantastic functionality in HeartWatch at your fingertips. The Workouts consist of 3 primary screens which are viewed by swiping the watch face left and right:

  1. Main View - lets you see your key metrics like heart rate, distance and pace
  2. Control View - allows you to set HR alerts, take notes, lock, live stream and end your workout
  3. Music View - play your favourite music while you exercise without having to leave the HeartWatch app

Main View (Workouts)

  • The main view is your primary screen when working out. Tap the HR gauge or boxes to change metrics, there are a lot of options
  • For those looking to set countdown timers, maybe for gym sessions or timing rest intervals, tap the duration widget (on the bottom right) and you will see 2 countdown timers appear, tap these widgets to setup with your timer preference. When each countdown expires you will receive a haptic vibration.
  • You can activate either timer by spinning the crown upwards to start timer 1, or spinning downwards to start timer 2.

Control View (Workouts)

  • Swipe left to right from the Main view and you will open the Control view which has 5 great functions
  • Alerts - this lets you set heart rate alerts when exercising. If Zonal is toggled on, you will receive haptic vibrations each time you enter a new HR zone. If Zonal is off, you can elect a minimum and maximum heart rate % (see below). Your zones setup will be remembered for your next session
  • Lock - various high intensity workouts or water based activities are better with a lock function, so users can apply a lock to any session now. Use the crown spin to unlock
  • Notes - unique to HeartWatch is the ability to record a note during a workout. Tap the microphone button to open the notes view, which will stamp your HR and the note at that point and time in the workout (see below)
  • Live Stream - great for those indoor cycling and rowing sessions, or even the ability to mirror your workout to a big screen, is the live stream option that will broadcast your session to your iPhone. So you can now have your key metrics seen direct from your iPhone, all with graphs, zones and duration. When tapped on your Watch, a prompt will appear on your iPhone to allow the live stream (see below)
  • End - to finish a workout, press and hold firmly until you feel a bump anywhere on the workout screens, or go to the big red rectangle button and press and hold. This will open options to Save, Resume, Discard or perform a 2 minute Recovery
  • Note - if performing an indoor cycle session you will see a distance input option on Save. This is great for recording your distance. If using GymKit, it will also link the distance from the native Apple workouts indoor cycle.
  • Recovery - a recovery is a great measure to monitor how much your heart rate lowers following exercise. Ensure you remain still for the 2 mins to get an accurate measure.
  • Note your heartrate has to be slightly elevated to perform a 2min recovery reading, your watch will notify you if too low to record a measurement.
  • Following a Save or Recovery you will be prompted for an RPE which is a value from 0 to 10, which you can alter by using the side crown spin on your Watch. This is your Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), used for measuring your internal training load. HeartWatch will estimate your RPE based on your workout intensity, but you can alter this using the crown spin on the Watch.
  • In a nut shell, with RPE you are describing how hard you felt the workout was. Some days you will be be feeling good, others not so, so this is great indicator used to measure your fitness and fatigue. Refer to Workouts for additional information on how Load is calculated. This Load measure can be monitored in the Dashboards

Music View (Workouts)

  • From the Main view, swipe right to left to open the Music player. If you have an account with an compatible music stream like Apple Music, you will be able to listen and control the volume and tracks all from the same app

Sleep

  • HeartWatch is developed by the same owners of the popular sleep app AutoSleep, so rest assured we know sleep! HeartWatch also integrates superbly with AutoSleep for those users with both apps installed
  • All your sleep stats will appear in the iPhone Wellness under the Sleep and Recharge tiles.
  • If you are using AutoSleep, then you DO NOT need to use this feature in HeartWatch. It is automatic.

Recording a Sleep

  • Select Sleep from the main menu. This will also disable high and low alerts and change the complication to display the time that you have been asleep (see tip below). A heart rate gauge will appear and measure your current pulse. Select Start when ready for to sleep
  • A view will appear with the current time and the sleep counter will begin. You are also able to optionally edit the start time of your sleep by touching the hour or minute and turning the crown. The blue timer below will recalculate the sleep duration
  • When you wake, press the Stop button. This will then display the Finish panel on your Watch. You are also able to edit the finish time. Touch the hour or minute and turn the crown. This will recalculate the sleep time and display it in the blue timer below. When finished, press Done and this will save your sleep data
  • The Watch app will then perform some calculations and update the gauge and heart rate for your sleep
  • For convenience, the Start button will now display Take Pulse for a period of one minute, as a shortcut to Pulse view, so that you can capture your Waking heart rate. To get an accurate waking pulse, you should remain in bed, close your eyes and relax while the pulse face takes its five measurements. Once finished, it will tap you

Tip - Ensure you have a complication for HeartWatch setup on your Watch face so that you can see the Sleep timer (refer to the Complication section below for details on setting up)

Cancelling a Sleep

If the duration of your sleep is less than five minutes, then the sleep session will not be saved. If you want to cancel a sleep recording then you can adjust the end time until the blue duration timer shows less than five minutes. Then press done.

Multiple Sleeps

If you wake during the night and decide that you want to do something else for a couple of hours, then you can end the current sleep session. Should you then decide that you want to go back to sleep after a short break then, you can start another sleep session. The recharge gauge and heart rate will take this into account and consolidate the readings.

Speak

  • Speak lets you use your voice to easily dictate measurements into the Apple Health database. Its as easy as speaking into your Watch, and the values will then appear in your iPhone. Measurements include:
    • Weight: Say "ninety two point five kilograms" or "two hundred and three pounds".
    • Blood Pressure: Say "one twenty over eighty".
    • Body Temperature: Say "ninety eight point six degrees" or "thirty seven degrees". This will auto determine Fahrenheit or Celsius.
    • Blood Sugar: Say "Sugar seventy" or "Sugar five point one". This will auto determine mg/dl or mmol/L.
    • Caffeine: Say "Fifty milligrams caffeine".
    • Body Fat: Say "fifteen percent".

Using Speak

  • Tap on Speak from the menu to open the Speak view
  • Some examples appear showing what can be recorded. When ready to speak, tap the yellow button with the microphone icon in it
  • Speak into your Watch and the words will appear on the screen. When happy, select Done in the top right corner when finished
  • A confirmation message will show, select Add to record or Add Note to record extra details. Cancel will close the speak and not record the message

Speak Adds to Health App

  • All these spoken metrics will automatically populate your Apple Health app with the correct information
  • See below an example where I have recorded multiple weight entries via HeartWatch Speak. It simultaneously records the weight direct into my Health app, best viewed in Dashboard with overlapping trends via HeartWatch on my iPhone

Settings

  • 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.

Alert Settings

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 workouts
  • 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 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
  • 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)

Workout Settings

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 Settings

  • If you have setup goals via the new smart Activity tracking in HeartWatch, you can elect to receive these notifications on your Watch by toggling this to on
  • Activity updates show your current move and steps %, but also forecast your days activity to provide real insight into how you are tracking
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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.

Infograph Corner

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.

Infograph Bezel

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.

Infograph Circular

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.

Graphic Rectangular

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.

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