When Apple Watch Heart Rate records fail to show up under workouts, you cannot monitor your workout progress or customize its metrics to get better results. So, if you want to ensure that your heart rate remains above or below a chosen level of beats per minute (BPM) and that your watch occasionally checks for any irregular heart rhythm, make sure you have the following settings configured properly.
Fix Apple Watch Heart Rate is not showing under workouts
Exercising at the correct intensity can help you get the most out of your physical activity and Apple Watch can be the right guide for you. The robust health and fitness device supports your workouts, fitness goals, heart health, and sleep. So, if you have Apple Watch Heart Rate setting enabled and still can’t read it during a workout, follow the instructions given below to fix it.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings.
- Scroll down to Privacy.
- Navigate to the Motion & Fitness heading.
- Enable Fitness Tracking.
- Turn On Health.
- Go to Apple Watch app > General.
- Disable Workout Power Saving Mode.
- Open Privacy.
- Enable Heart Rate.
- Turn On Fitness Tracking.
- Go to Passcode and check that Wrist Detection is On.
It’s essential to have all these settings checked because, if any of them is incorrect, you won’t get the correct data.
Why is my Apple Watch not showing heart rate during exercise?
It’s likely that some settings are disabled. To find and fix it, do the following.
On your iPhone, go to Settings.
Scroll down to the Privacy option. Tap to expand the Privacy settings.
Next, under the Privacy screen, go to the Motion & Fitness heading.
Under it, make sure that Fitness Tracking and Health options are set to On.
Now, launch the Watch app on your iPhone and go to General > Workout Power Saving Mode. Here, make sure the mode is set to Off because, when it is On the built-in heart rate sensor of your Apple Watch is disabled for walking and running workouts. As such, Calorie burn calculation may be less accurate even if it helps in saving battery life.
Next, go to the Privacy section to check if both, Heart Rate and Fitness Tracking metrics are enabled. If not, turn them On. Why? Heart Rate uses the sensors to calculate Calories burned and track your heart rate throughout the day. Similarly, Fitness Tracking stores data on your device that can be used to estimate your motion, mobility, and more. So, it’s essential that both these metrics are enabled.
Finally, go to Passcode and check that Wrist Detection is On.
Hereafter, all the records related to your Heart Rate should be visible under workouts.
Hope that makes sense!