apple watch heart rate spikes while resting

In response to drweiler. I reported the spikes in heart rate by my iwatch to my primary care physican and now I am wearing this stupid heart rate monitor from a cardiologist for next 30 days ., Nov 15, 2017 2:35 PM in response to Ansarim69 I started wearing my Fitbit Blaze on my other arm and it doesn’t detect any heart rate spikes like that. Jan 27, 2018 4:16 AM in response to Allistah TheGruffalo, Jan 8, 2018 8:27 AM in response to KDelvecchio31, User profile for user: So I have had the exact same problem, and am embarrassed to say what I have went through. Hi, I had this same issue last night. meeeh123, Jan 23, 2018 8:48 AM in response to drweiler, User profile for user: I came back to the doctor the next day, and to my surprise the ECG monitoring did not detect anything. franzkaiser, Jan 24, 2018 6:04 PM in response to Leroysmith88, Jan 24, 2018 10:14 PM in response to franzkaiser, Jan 24, 2018 10:50 PM in response to franzkaiser, User profile for user: I have had my Apple Watch for about a month now (or slightly less). It was all fine. Most text books cite 72 beats per minute as normal. In response to franzkaiser, I do believe it’s acurrate at least in mornings. -1F3FB; Jan 27, 2018 11:38 AM in response to Allistah To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I'm assuming what it actually monitors is the pulse of blood traveling through the tiny blood vessels in the skin. Hi, this sudden spike occurs when the back of the watch moves in relat to the skin during a measurement cycle. Indeed, the heart rate fluctuates all the time and it is difficult to identify one number which is representative of the normal heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple Watch you’ll find it. Q: So disappointed in the watch. Not ideal - here's hoping it gets fixed asap. Jstferrfun, Jan 11, 2018 1:45 PM in response to drweiler, User profile for user: So the problem here is the heart rate sensor on the apple watch. heart rate spikes I am having this issue during activity where it spikes, drops really low, or just drop out all together. Dec 16, 2017 7:30 AM in response to common folk The watch clearly has no idea of when its accurate or when it is not. I wear it tight during exercise. LAtPoly, Oct 21, 2017 11:06 PM in response to drweiler, Dec 16, 2017 7:30 AM in response to common folk, User profile for user: In July, August, and September, my resting heart rate was between 47 and 51 bpm. This is hard to do if you're asleep, of course. I even joined cariogram and it just takes the data from the watch and gives no diagnostic back. GreatScottie, Nov 25, 2017 8:19 PM in response to drweiler, Nov 27, 2017 6:57 AM in response to GreatScottie, User profile for user: Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. No exertion on my part to explain the spikes. 154lbs. So now when I am exercising I hold the heart monitor on the exercise machine...I have caught several times my watch spiking, but zero spike on the exercise machine - completely normal. I have confirmed its an error in the watch because I wear a garmin on the other wrist and can confirm the apple watch is having problems with the heart rate monitor. If it drops back to the previous range then ignore the spike. High and low heart rate notifications If your heart rate remains above or below a chosen beats per minute (BPM) while you appear to have been inactive for a period of 10 minutes, your Apple Watch can notify you. Apple advises that, even under ideal conditions, Apple Watch may not be able to record a reliable heart rate reading every time for everybody. In response to drweiler. If you continue to experience issues, for more consistent readings, you may wish to consider pairing an external heart rate monitor / Bluetooth chest strap to your watch. Bought the series 3 yesterday and have had 2 instances of incorrect spiked HR, both appeared to be when I stood up and each lasting within a single interval (1 minute). Maybe I'm just one of those people who won't get a good reading. In response to franzkaiser, If you have the money and want an FDA-approved add-on that should give you more in-depth info, you might try this:, Jan 24, 2018 10:50 PM in response to franzkaiser In response to drweiler. My Heart Rate monitor suddenly mid-year started with random spikes readings for no particular reason. In response to drweiler. As part of the mRhythm Study, were analyzing a lot of heart rate data, and decided to write a brief primer on what both normal and abnormal heart rhythms look like when measured on an Apple Watch. Cost me an expensive cardio visit & tests & the conclusion by the cardio was not to put any credibility in what the watch was reporting. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. In response to GreatScottie, It's X-mas soon, maybe Santa will hear us , Dec 7, 2017 3:10 AM in response to drweiler Yesterday i did a run and the hrm was lost during 30mn...and my watch did not move, i swear ! I have seen this on my gen 1 watch for a year now. When your heart rate spikes, we ask you why (left), and by far the most popular response — people have recorded 20,000 moments of … The Apple Watch’s accuracy level can be different from person to person. Here’s how you can use Apple Watch to keep your workout goals on track. Sort of scared me at first but then realized it wasn’t real. In response to drweiler. In response to KDelvecchio31. Also, are these resting heart rate spikes showing on the graph as well? Wearing it with the right fit (neither too tight nor too loose, with room for your skin to breathe) should be comfortable, whilst also allowing the sensors to operate properly: The sensor is also likely to give better results for workouts that involve rhythmic (eg running) rather than irregular (eg boxing) movements. I've had a similar issue. During that night, apple watch said I had several minutes of elevated heart rate (above 120). I use my AW and a Garmin heart rate monitor and the results and readings are identical. I made sure the Watch band was tight. In response to Allistah, Stanford is currently signing people on for the Apple Heart Study, which uses Apple Watch data to look for abnormal heart rhythms in a large population. They replaced the Watch - no difference. Why Does My Heart Rate Spike When I’m Asleep: 14 Reasons 1. It's happened a few times now, most recently on Saturday evening. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT): MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, Jan 24, 2018 10:14 PM in response to franzkaiser I hope Apple fixes this soon! Dec 4, 2017 1:24 PM in response to drweiler Additionally, things that are normal and known to be normal to cardiologists could be alarming to an Apple Watch user, like the fact that your heart rate can drop down to … Allistah, Jan 25, 2018 7:25 PM in response to Leroysmith88, Jan 27, 2018 4:16 AM in response to Allistah, Jan 27, 2018 6:26 AM in response to Leroysmith88, Jan 27, 2018 11:38 AM in response to Allistah. Jan 24, 2018 1:42 PM in response to meeeh123 A couple of times at wakeup I noticed spikes at 120 bpm starting at 2am and lasting 10 min. I notice that each day, anywhere from 11am-12pm, 1:30pm-4:pm, OR 6:00pm-7:00pm that my heart rate will spike to around 144/150/155 for like a minute and it is ONLY during those times, but then it always returns to my resting heart rate the same minute or 1 minute after (like 72-80). We would have airplanes crashing and power plants causing huge disasters if every reading was taken as the gospel and not validated before accepting it as a true value. Dec 4, 2017 9:37 PM in response to Panny1 I also noticed that the hr is anormaly high during the first minutes of my run (around 170bpm, i'm sure i'm not that high !) They replaced the Watch - no difference. In response to drweiler. If you’re at rest, the watch only measures occasionally. Not a doctor, but my Apple Watch also often shows me random brief spikes in the 150-200 range, usually while I'm walking but sometimes when I'm resting or sleeping. There was a couple times it said my heart rate was 35 during the day. I raised my Apple Watch again and swiped up to view the heart rate glance. I was asleep and didn’t remember anything particular. Dec 4, 2017 9:56 PM in response to GreatScottie I wonder if this is a manifestation of a “HR cadence lock” as described in the Heart Rate Accuracy section of this review: eview.html, Dec 30, 2017 7:48 AM in response to KDESLANDES And the resting heart rate has been analyzed by plenty of Watch wearers as an approximate guide to heart health. Jan 11, 2018 1:45 PM in response to drweiler Question: The other night i noticed it was reading between 100-177 during the night so I panicked. In response to drweiler. Im not sure if this is a true reading or not? I had HR issues with my Fitbit completely missing beats so have got in the habit of manually checking my pulse (which my doctor says is a much better way to go anyway, though not so easy while working out without stopping). I went to the doctor and got the 24 hours ECG monitoring strapped on my chest. I almost wondering if me moving around in my sleep. I now have an alert on my watch so it tells me when it happens - but it will not work when you are exercising (which is when it happens to me). There is no way that's correct maybe if I was in REM sleep but not awake and moving. I would just get the elevated heart rate notification in the morning. If you don't see your heart rate, check your settings. You will find the option on the watch… Optionally, you can elect to be notified if you have been relatively inactive for the past 10 minutes but Apple Watch has detected heart heart frequency above a chosen beats per minute. But hubby, who works with interpreting data a lot (including analyzing wave data) was sure it was a bug based on how it spikes. Please Apple Engineers, take note and add a few lines of code to suppress random readings so I can continue to use my Apple Watch as a true HR monitor.