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So I installed OS4 yesterday and love it, except for two issues with heart rate tracking. First, it sporadically will give a way-off reading (like a one-time 180bpm when I was around 60bpm). The other issue is that it will only record an HR reading when I manually check it. It went 8 hours today without recording a single reading. Anyone else having similar issues? Oh yeah, and my standing is no longer recorded at all (zero all day).
 

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Re: OS4 heart rate issues?

Hmm. That’s weird. I think there are definitely some teething problems. I did my first workout today with OS4. The progress (distance and calories) froze up a couple of times, but always recovered by pausing the workout, and resuming. Also, halfway through, I couldn’t get any reading from either my chest strap, or the built-in sensor when I disconnected the strap. Suddenly, it just started working again.

I’m also not getting any readings on the new resting heart rate. Ah well, It’ll get sorted in the end.
 

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So a chat with Apple Support and I'm back in business. OS4 turned Wrist Detection off and that is now hidden in Passcodes so I missed it!
 

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Eventually Apple will endup selling the accumulated health data to insurance companies, which in turn given an individual's risk profile, will either refuse coverage or only provide it at a premium. Ahhhh, the blessings of the union between commercial technology and healthcare.
 

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I compared AW3 HR reading with Polar H2 chest strap today and the readings were within +/- 3 all the time, and even closer a lot of times throughout the 30 minute session.

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I've been impressed with the HR accuracy too. Twice now, I've done 40-minute HIIT classes with the Apple Watch on my left wrist and My Garmin Fenix 5 on the right (using my Garmin chest strap with the Fenix). The readings were very, very close - too close to quibble about. There were a couple times the Apple Watch lost the HR reading, but I'm sure that's due to it being a wrist-based sensor versus a chest strap.
 

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Sadly, I have that skin type on which all wrist-borne heart rate monitors are next to useless. I’ve tried many. All fail. At least the Apple Watch connects to a chest strap.
 

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Eventually Apple will endup selling the accumulated health data to insurance companies, which in turn given an individual's risk profile, will either refuse coverage or only provide it at a premium. Ahhhh, the blessings of the union between commercial technology and healthcare.
Um... "Eventually" is "last year", or even a few years earlier if you want to burn Fitbit at the stake, too.

Although your wording -- "selling the accumulated health data to insurance companies" -- is completely false.
 

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I am contemplating getting a AW for fitness purposes and after reading the posts on accuracy, I think I going for one.
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I highly recommend it. I've used a FitBit Charge 2, Garmin Fenix 3 and 5 and now AW Series 2. While nobody beats Garmin's metrics, the Apple Watch is my favorite for giving real time, in-workout data. Accuracy is the best of any wrist-based sensor (they are all somewhat flawed) and coupled with a Polar H10 chest strap I think it would be hard to beat. You can pick up a Series 2 at a great price these days!
 

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I highly recommend it. I've used a FitBit Charge 2, Garmin Fenix 3 and 5 and now AW Series 2. While nobody beats Garmin's metrics, the Apple Watch is my favorite for giving real time, in-workout data. Accuracy is the best of any wrist-based sensor (they are all somewhat flawed) and coupled with a Polar H10 chest strap I think it would be hard to beat. You can pick up a Series 2 at a great price these days!
I stopped wearing the chest strap after i got the AW3.
The cardiogram on the iphone activity app is much better than the bike app i use with chest strap.
 
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