How to Change the Elevated Heart Rate Notification on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is more than just a great device for working out or viewing notifications.

It also has some tools that can monitor your health, such as your heart rate.

Our tutorial below will show you how to change the elevated heart rate notification on the Apple Watch so that the device will let you know when your heart rate is too high.

How to Set a Value for the Elevated Heart Rate on an Apple Watch

  1. Open the Watch app.
  2. Tap My Watch.
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. Choose Heart.
  5. Touch High Heart Rate.
  6. Select an option.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to change the elevated heart rate notifications on the Apple Watch, including pictures of these steps.

Your Apple Watch is a great way to extend the features of your iPhone. It also has some excellent tools that make it good for working out, but many of these same workout tools can be useful for health-related reasons as well.

One of the ways that your Apple Watch works is to measure your heart rate.

It can use this information in a couple of different ways, but one of those involves monitoring your activity for certain warning signs.

For instance, if you have been inactive for 10 minutes and your heart rate rises to a high level, this may be a bad sign.

Our tutorial below will show you how to set the BPM level at which your Apple Watch will send you such a notification.

How to Change the Heart Rate Level Notification on the Apple Watch (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.2 for an Apple Watch 2 using the WatchOS 4.3.2 operating system.

The setting that we are going to be changing involves the notification that your Apple Watch can send if you have been inactive for 10 minutes but your heart rate is rising.

You can select from several different options, or you can elect to turn it off entirely.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app

Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 3: Choose the Notifications option.

open the apple watch notifications menu

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Heart Rate option.

select the heart rate option

Step 5: Touch the Elevated Heart Rate button.

choose the elevated heart rate option

Step 6; Tap the BPM (beats per minute) level at which you would like your watch to alert you.

As mentioned earlier, this will only occur when you have been inactive for ten minutes.

how to set elevated heart rate notification apple watch

Now that you know how to change the elevated heart rate setting on the Apple Watch you will be able to adjust this whenever you want a notification from your device that your heart is beating too quickly.

Your Apple Watch interacts with a lot of the apps on your iPhone, even some that you might not have considered. Find out how to use your Apple Watch to control your iPhone’s camera if, for example, you want to be able to take a picture from your iPhone without even holding it.