Heart Rate Zones is one of WatchOS 9 best features. Here is all you need to know about Heart Rate Zones on Apple Watch. You can now track your heart rate throughout your workout. You can edit the heart rate zones as well. Apple Watch watchOS 9 now has new watch face options. You can download the new watchOS 9 to try the new interface.
Apple Watch can now be put to low power mode to save battery. Since Apple Watches have low battery backup, this was needed now. You will have to update your iPhone’s iOS to iOS 16 to pair Apple Watch with the new watchOS 9. If you want to upgrade your Apple Watch, the new Apple Watch Series 8 is a really good option. You can also get Apple Watch SE which is a more affordable option in the newest series.
So what is the new Heart Rate Zones feature on watchOS 9? Let me first tell you what are Heart Rate Zones on Apple Watch.
What is Heart Rate Zones on Apple Watch?
WatchOS 9 now gives you a summary of your heart rate intensity. These are categorized as Heart Rate Zones. You can view your heart rate zones on your Apple Watch. You can get an overview and a detailed report on your heart rate zones throughout your workout.
Apple Watch will track your workout heart rate. It will then be categorized into 5 Zones. These will range from light to moderate to high, as per your workout. You can view them on your Apple Watch as zone 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. These will help you to maximize your workouts every day. You can see which activity caused your heart rate to go up. Thus, helping you in your fitness journey. If you are wondering, “How to check my heart rate on my Apple Watch?” Here is how you do that.
Disclaimer: You can track your heart rate on Apple Watch only if you have entered your birth date in Health App on iPhone.
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How to Use Heart Rate Zones on Apple Watch During Workout?
You can use view your heart rate zones on Apple Watch with watchOS 9. This will be helpful if your want to track your heart rate throughout your workouts. You can set your heart rate zones depending on your workout profile. You can edit your heart rate zones for your outdoor run, walk, and more. Here is how you can view your heart rate zones on Apple Watch during the workout session.
1. Go to the Workout app on your Apple Watch.
2. If you are going for an outdoor walk, tap on the activity.
3. Now, turn the digital crown to the Heart Rate Zone workout view.
You can now see the heart rate zone, average heart rate, heart rate, and time in each zone.
How to Edit Heart Rate Zone on Apple Watch?
So, does the Apple Watch track your heart rate? Well, yes. Your heart rate zones on Apple Watch will be tracked and created automatically in the beginning. These will be tracked and categorized based on your health data. You can later edit the heart rate zones from your Apple Watch. Here is how you can edit your heart rate zone.
1. Go to Setting App on Apple Watch.
2. Now, tap on Workout.
3. Then, tap on Heart Rate Zone.
4. Tap on Manual. Select from zone 2, 3, 4, or 5. Change the upper and lower limits in the zone.
In this way, you can edit heart rate zones on Apple Watch. You can also edit your heart rate zones from your iPhone using the My Watch app.
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How to Edit Workout Activity on Apple Watch?
You can select which workout you want your Apple Watch to track. Apple Watch will then track your heart rate, average heart rate, and time in your current heart rate for that specific workout. Here is how to edit workout activity on Apple Watch.
1. Go to the Workout App on Apple Watch.
2. Tap on Settings (three horizontal dots) for the workout you want to edit.
3. Now, tap on the edit button (Pencil icon) you want to track and get alerts.
4. Tap on Workout Views.
5. Tap on Edit Views.
6. You can now edit the heart rate zones. Tap on the toggle beside Include to enable tracking that zone. In this way, you can switch On or Off any zone’s tracking from your workout.
You can edit your heart rate zones on your Apple Watch. You can also select the zones you want to be notified for.
So, now you know how you can use Heart Rate Zone on Apple Watch. The Heart Rate Zone on watchOS 9 is a great feature to track your heart rate throughout your workout. You can also edit your heart rate zone in different workouts on your Apple Watch. We will keep coming up with more such easy-to-follow guides on all things tech. Keep visiting Path of EX for more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you sleep with your Apple Watch on?
You should not sleep with your Apple Watch. Sleeping while wearing your Apple watch can affect your sleep quality.
Can Apple Watch detect if you faint?
Yes, Apple Watch Series 8 has a crash detection feature that will know if you faint. It can also detect a car crash and notify the concerned authorities.
How do I set my Apple Watch to alert me about my heart rate?
You can set your Apple Watch to alert you about your heart rate by going to Settings> Edit> Workout Views> Edit Views> tap on toggle beside Include. You will be notified about the heart rates you have enabled to be included in alert.