The heart rate and fitness data captured by the Apple Watch is truly amazing, but there is sometimes so much information that its hard to make sense of everything using the stock Apple apps. But HeartWatch makes that process much easier.
Ready for watchOS 3
Ready for a workout.
As you could probably tell by the name, the app is a great way to view all of your heart rate data and more. The app has just received a big update to version 3.0. It has been completely rewritten to take advantage of the newly arrived watchOS 3.
A nice new feature is the heart badges. Originally for the iPhone in version 2.0 of the app, you can now see the information on the watch. It’s a simple graphic that shows you how your heart does during different kinds of events.
You can now also start a workout from a watch using the app. It will show you the current heart rate and what sone your in – warmup/health, fat burning, fitness, high intensity, and extreme. Using the Taptic Engine, the app will also let you know when zones have changes and if you reach the extreme zone.
The complication now checks directly on the watch to show up-to-date data.
See everything on your iPhone
View all data captured by the watch on your iPhone.
The iPhone app is now a true alternative to Apple’s own Activity app. You can view all of the health data captured by your watch, including calories burned, stand hours, and exercise minutes.
Users can even examine the averages over days, weeks, or months.
HeartWatch is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and can be downloaded now on the App Store for $2.99.
Even though HeartWatch has been on the App Store for less than a year, it continues to get better with each major update.
With Apple placing an even bigger emphasis on fitness with the Series 2 Apple Watch – which officially lands later this week – this is one app everyone should check it. It does a great job presenting all of the health data captured by the watch in a simple and easy-to-understand interface.