The first piece of new software from Withings in 2020 features an improved synchronization with Apple Health as well as the addition of a nighttime Sleep Heart Rate indication.
It is important to differentiate between this and the resting heart rate, which is a separate concept. The Sleep Heart Rate feature calculates an average reading of a user’s heart rate when he is sleeping, as its name suggests. The value of your heart rate just before you are just about to get up in the morning is the number that is referred to as your resting heart rate. In most cases, it is approximately 10% higher than your heart rate while sleeping.
It is recommended that you work on lowering both of these levels. There are others who believe that your resting heart rate is the single most important measure of your overall health and fitness. Depending on factors such as age, gender, and fitness level, it usually falls somewhere in the range of 60 to 80 beats per minute. If you are particularly fit, the temperature may drop into the 50s and even the high 40s. There is a possibility that professional athletes will reach their high 30s.
You’ll need to download Withings Health Mate to version 4.8.0 in order to access the Sleep Heart Rate feature. The size of the installation package is around 208 megabytes. Steel HR, Steel HR Sport, Pulse HR, and the Withings sleep monitoring mat are all compatible with the new functionality that has been added.
You will be able to view a chart depicting the progression of your resting heart rate during the night alongside your average sleep heart rate when you get up in the morning. During REM sleep, the value is often at its highest point. This is due to the fact that you are dreaming during this phase, which requires a lot of activity from your brain. During Deep Sleep it should also be less.
The information can also be displayed over a longer period of time, such as a trend over the past three months or the past year. Consequently, this allows people to work towards decreasing their Sleep Heart Rate throughout the course of time by making good decisions regarding their lifestyle.
Additionally, Withings has enhanced its compatibility with Apple Health. You are able to independently add or delete permissions for each type of measurement through the use of this software. Because turning on more measurements would give the app a lot more data to work with, Withings recommends that you turn on as many metrics as you can.