Heart rate reduced by half during the workout

Hi all

I could not find satisfactory answers to this problem, so I thought I'd post my own question. My apologies if someone has already replied.

In 'Other' training (weight lifting), I find measures watch my heartbeat correctly for about 10-15 minutes, then, for another 3-5 minutes, my heart rate is reduced by half, or worse.

After 3-5 minutes, the watch starts recording, which I assume to be the correct heart rate again.

I can't find a pattern, other that happens almost in the middle of my 30-minute workout. My heart rate is measured in the range of 140-170, then it comes down to 50-70 and then back to 140-170 until I finished.

It is a Sport of 42mm watch. I wear the sports Strip properly, no tattoos and I even shaved off part of my forearm to make sure.

Any suggestions? Should I get the replaced watch? Perform a factory reset? Make a small sacrifice to the gods Apple Watch?

Thank you!

Hi Richard

Several factors can influence the performance of the detector of heart rate, but it is expected that the sensor will give better results for workouts that involve rhythmic movements (e.g. running) rather irregular activity, such as lifting weights.

Make sure you wear your watch fits on top of your wrist (Apple suggests consider you the clamping Strip before starting a workout and it loosen again subsequently). When weight lifting, it can also help to wear your shows a little further to the top of your arm (away from your wrist in flexion).

It won't hurt (although it can't help, given the nature of the training) to also try restarting your iPhone and your watch:

-Switch off the whole appliance, then restart your iPhone first.

-To switch off your watch: press and hold the button side until you see the cursor off the power; slide it to turn off;

-To switch on: press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

Also, check that your iPhone and the watch are updated with the latest version of the software:

- Update the iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch - Apple Support software

- Update the software on your Apple Watch - Apple Support

If you are still experiencing inconsistent results, consider a matching external monitor / Bluetooth chest strap for your watch.

More information:

Your heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple Watch you will find. -Apple Support

Use the Bluetooth with your Apple Watch - Apple Support Accessories

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