How to Check Heart Rate Recovery on Apple Watch and iPhone

How to Check Heart Rate Recovery on Apple Watch and iPhone

“Your priceless treasure is Health”, this saying is true. Tracking health can be done in a variety of ways including monitoring HRR with Apple Watch. For people wondering how to see heart rate recovery on Apple Watch and more importantly, what it means, let me break it down briefly.

Heart rate recovery measures the rate at which your heart rate drops after exercise. In particular, HRR is used in many fitness tests to analyze the ability of the heart to recover from exercise as it plays an important role in estimating a person’s fitness level.

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So, if you want to check the heart recovery on your Apple watch device or browse through all the HRR data on your iPhone to find out where your cardiovascular health stands, in this article I will cover it.

How to Check Heart Rate Recovery on Apple Watch and iPhone

Since heart rate recovery has such a big role to play when it comes to keeping the body in shape, it would be best to dive into it a little more in detail.

What is HRR and Why Should You Watch It Seriously?

According to some studies, the rate of decrease in heart rate solely depends on how quickly the nervous system switches from sympathetic to parasympathetic. For the uninitiated, the sympathetic nervous system guides the body’s rapid, spontaneous response to tense or dangerous situations, while the parasympathetic (resting and digestive system) conserves energy by slowing the heart rate.

Our body’s ability to switch between these two nervous systems has a significant impact on health. In addition, HRR is also considered a predictor of not only cardiovascular disease but also mortality.

Benchmark ideal Heart Rate Recovery rate

Less than 12 beats in the first minute after exercising is an indication of an abnormal recovery of the heart rate. Similarly, an HRR of less than 22 beats is a strong predictor of serious health problems (and even risk of death). So, if your numbers are 13 or higher after 1 minute of exercise and 22 or higher after 2 minutes, you don’t have to worry about your fitness.

Now that you have a good understanding of HRR, next let us find out how to view your heart rate recovery on Apple Watch and iPhone.

See Heart Rate Recovery on Apple Watch

1. Launch the app Heart Rate on your Apple Watch.

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2. Now, scroll down. you will see Recovery section if you have logged the workout for the day. Tap to see details.

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3. Next, you will see how much your score decreases after the workout. Heart rate should show BPM after 1 and 2 minutes. It should show something like 20/30 BMP after 1/2 minute.

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PS: In some cases, Apple Watch may take some time to show the BPM number (e.g. see screenshot above). So, don’t get confused, if the watch doesn’t show data as soon as you complete your last lap.

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Check Heartbeat Recovery on iPhone

If you want to see HRR data from previous days, you need to go into Activity app.

1. On your iPhone, open the app Activity.

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2. Now, select which data day you want to check.

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3. Next, scroll down to the bottom and select recorded workout. After that, swipe from right to left on the Heart Rate section. There he is! Your heart rate recovery data will be displayed immediately.

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Tracking Heart Rate Recovery Data Using Apple Watch and iPhone
So, that’s how you can track HRR data using watchOS device or iPhone. Since it is a vital indicator of fitness, check it often so that you have a better picture of where your fitness is.