1. lv1's Avatar
    I went to an Apple Store today to try on some watches. I pre-ordered a couple of them but not sure now if they will do what I want. The sales person stated that the heart rate monitor feature only checked the heart rate once every 10 minutes. That would be useless as an exercise watch where I would want to see my heart rate more frequently ( real time). I am question gif the sales person was correct?
    04-10-2015 05:42 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The watch itself maybe... but I imagine that apps will be able to use heart rate monitoring real-time.
    04-10-2015 05:46 PM
  3. lv1's Avatar
    I'll get the first one in 4-6 weeks so I will find out. I am disappointed that there is no more detailed information on this. Hopefully it's not style over substance.. I am looking for something that can replace my Polar HRM watch as well as do other things.
    04-10-2015 05:53 PM
  4. lowlifeplayer's Avatar
    From my understanding the watch does a continuous heart rate check when it is in exercise mode. The checking every ten minutes is what it does throughout the day. I sure hope that is the case. I will know when mine arrives in about 5 weeks.
    04-10-2015 07:55 PM
  5. lv1's Avatar
    That makes sense.
    04-10-2015 08:27 PM
  6. akanne's Avatar
    Of course, because otherwise that optical sensor would burn through the battery way too fast. That being said, the Apple Watch doesn't really feel like a replacement for a proper sports watch for more than casual exercise due to the various limitations and lack of GPS.
    04-11-2015 11:40 AM

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