Apple has included a number of new heart rate features in the most recent updates to its operating system. These changes were released recently. But if you possess the original device and were thinking about employing these new functions, you’ll need to rethink that plan because you won’t be able to find them on the original device.
By simply elevating their wrist, happy owners of Apple Watch Series 3 as well as Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1 models will be able to view their current heart rate thanks to WatchOS4. However, those who hold the original device will not benefit from this update. After the launch of the Series 2, Apple decided to stop producing this watch and replace it with the Series 1 model.
Additionally, the upgrade adds a “recovering heart rate,” which displays how quickly your heart rate drops after an exercise. Additionally, the watch will inform you whenever it detects an odd surge in your data. To be more specific, it will send a notification if it detects that your heart rate is higher than 120 beats per minute even though you are not moving.
The Apple Watch will, for the first time, be able to tell you what your heart rate is like when you’re at rest. Because your resting heart rate is potentially the single most important measure of both your health and fitness, this is a fantastic improvement and a glaring absence in previous versions of the article.
Since Apple has not provided an explanation as to why those who purchased the first Watch would not have access to this feature, our only guess is that it has something to do with hardware constraints. If you purchased your device in 2015 or before and you want to take use of these new functions for monitoring your heart rate, you will need to update to a model that was released later.