Day by Day, smart wearables such as Smartwatches and Smart fitness bands are getting way smarter with their new fitness features. These features include SpO2 measurement, sleep tracking, and the most popular – heart rate monitoring.
To measure heart rate, Huawei smartwatches come with a heart rate sensor that measures your heart rate in Beats per Minute. Huawei smartwatches also have TruSeen technology, the company introduced it in 2012 in Huawei Lab.
Currently, Huawei Huawei has introduced Huawei TruSeen 4.0, which is advanced in terms of AI algorithms and neural network processing to provide better and clearer heart rates.
The TruSeen 4.0 heart rate monitoring technology and sensor enable the smartwatch to monitor the user’s heart rate even in the background. Not only is it energy-efficient, but the smartwatch also intelligently adjusts the interval between reading according to the user’s activity levels, keeping a 24-hour record of the user’s heart rate variability and resting heart rate.
Heart rate measurement
- Keep your arm still and wear your watch correctly.
- From the home screen press the Up button, swipe until you find Heart rate. Touch Heart rate. The watch will then measure your current heart rate.
- To pause the heart rate measurement, swipe right on your watch screen. It usually takes approximately 6 to 10 seconds to display the first measurement value (1 to 2 seconds if Continuous heart rate monitoring is enabled in the Huawei Health app and MONITORING MODE is set to Real-time), and the data updates every 5 seconds afterward. A complete measurement takes approximately 45 seconds to complete.
- To guarantee a more accurate heart rate measurement, wear the watch correctly and ensure the strap is fastened. Make sure that your watch is secure on your wrist. Ensure that the watch body is in direct contact with your skin without any obstructions.
- This measurement may also be affected by some external factors such as low ambient temperatures, arm movements, or tattoos on your arm.
Setting the heart rate zone calculation method
The heart rate interval can be calculated based on the maximum heart rate percentage or HRR percentage. To set the heart rate interval calculation method, open the Huawei Health app, go to Me > Settings > Heart rate limit and zones, and set the Calculation method to either Maximum heart rate percentage or HRR percentage.
- If you select Maximum heart rate percentage as the calculation method, the heart rate zone for different types of workout activities (Extreme, Anaerobic, Aerobic, Fat-burning, and Warm-up) is calculated based on your maximum heart rate (“220 – your age” by default). Heart rate = Maximum heart rate x Maximum heart rate percentage.
- If you select HRR percentage as the calculation method, the heart rate interval for different types of workout activities (Advanced anaerobic, Basic anaerobic, Lactic acid, Advanced aerobic, and Basic aerobic) is calculated based on your heart rate reserve (HRmax – HRrest). Heart rate = Heart rate reserve x Heart rate reserve percentage + Resting heart rate.
- The heart rate zone calculation methods, while you are running, are not affected by the settings in the Huawei Health app. For most running courses, HRR percentage is selected by default.
Your watch will display different colors when your heart rate reaches corresponding zones during a workout.
Measuring your heart rate during a workout
- After you start a workout, swipe on the watch screen to check your real-time heart rate and heart rate zone.
- After completing your workout, you can check your average heart rate, maximum heart rate, and heart rate zone on the workout results screen.
- You can view graphs that show the changes in heart rate, maximum heart rate, and average heart rate for each workout under Exercise records in the Huawei Health app.
- Your heart rate will not be displayed if you remove the watch from your wrist during the workout. However, the watch will continue to search for your heart rate for a while. The measurement will resume once you wear the watch again.
- Your watch can measure your heart rate when you have connected it to your phone and started a workout using the Huawei Health app.
Continuous heart rate monitoring
To enable this feature, connect your watch to your phone using the Huawei Health app and enable Continuous heart rate monitoring in the Huawei Health app. Once this feature is enabled, your watch can measure your real-time heart rate.
Set the MONITORING MODE to Smart or Real-time.
– Smart mode
- The heart rate measurement will be performed every 10 minutes for low-intensity activities (such as when you are not moving).
- The heart rate measurement will be performed every 10 minutes for moderate-intensity activities (such as when you are walking).
- The heart rate measurement will be performed once a second for high-intensity activities (such as when you are running) and it takes 6 to 10 seconds to display the first heart rate value, though this may vary between individuals).
– Real-time mode: The heart rate measurement will be performed once a second for any type of activity intensity.
When this feature is enabled, the watch will continuously measure your real-time heart rate. You can view graphs for your heart rate in the Huawei Health app.
Using Real-time mode will increase the power consumption of your watch while Smart mode will adjust the heart rate measurement interval based on the intensity of your activity, thus reducing power consumption.
Resting heart rate measurement:
Resting heart rate refers to the heart rate when it is measured in a quiet and relaxed environment when you are awake. It is a general indicator of cardiovascular health.
The best time to measure your resting heart rate is immediately after you have woken up in the morning. Your actual resting heart rate may not be displayed or accurately measured if your heart rate was measured at the wrong time.
To automatically measure your heart rate, enable Continuous heart rate monitoring in the Huawei Health app.
If “–” is displayed as the resting heart rate reading, it indicates that your watch was unable to measure your resting heart rate. In this case, ensure that you measure your resting heart rate in a quiet and relaxed environment when you are awake. It is recommended that you measure your resting heart rate immediately after you wake up in the morning for the most accurate result.
If you disable Continuous heart rate monitoring after checking your resting heart rate, the resting heart rate displayed in the Huawei Health app will remain the same.
Heart rate warning:
After you start a workout using your watch, your watch will vibrate to alert you that your heart rate value has exceeded the upper limit for more than 10 seconds. To view and configure your heart rate limit, perform the following:
Open the Huawei Health app, go to Me > Settings > Heart rate limit and zones and select your desired heart rate limit. The following figure shows how to set your heart rate limit:
- The default heart rate limit is 220 – age, which is obtained from the personal information you enter.
- If you disable voice guidance for individual workouts, you will only be alerted through vibrations and card prompts.
- Heart rate alerts are only available during active workouts and are not generated during daily monitoring.
Heart Rate alerts:
After you start a workout using your watch, your watch will vibrate to alert you that your heart rate value has exceeded the upper limit for more than 10 seconds. To view and your heart rate limit, perform the following:
To enable High heart rate alerts for your resting heart rate, open the Huawei Health app, touch Devices then your device, go to Continuous heart rate monitoring > High heart rate alert and set your heart rate upper limit. Then, touch OK. When you are not doing any exercise, you will receive an alert when your resting heart rate stays above your set limit for more than 10 minutes.
To enable Low heart rate alerts for your resting heart rate, open the Huawei Health app, touch Devices then your device, go to Continuous heart rate monitoring > Low heart rate alert and set your heart rate lower limit. Then, touch OK. When you are not doing any exercise, you will receive an alert when your resting heart rate stays below your set limit for more than 10 minutes.
How to test your stress level with Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro
We are living in an uncertain and stressful time that that’s why we need constant monitoring of our stress levels and entire lifestyle. Stress is something we all encounter, whether it’s particular situations in our lives or just a hectic day at work.
But, it can leave an impact on our health and lives, which is why stress detection, guided breathing, and mindfulness are all becoming key features.
With the advancement of technology, now the big wearable manufacture brands like Huawei, Apple, Fitbit, and more offering stress monitoring features with them.
Tracking your stress level gives you a better understanding of the strain and stress you’re putting on your body that could impact future workout sessions.
Here’s are the steps that you can follow on your Huawei smartwatch to test the stress level and view the stress data:
How to measure your stress level:
Stress level on a one-off basis:
- Open Huawei Health App
- Tap on the Stress card
- Tap on Stress Test to start
- Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level
Stress level on a periodic basis:
- Open Huawei Health App
- Tap on the Health monitoring
- Enable Automatic Stress Test
- Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level
- Wearable your watch correctly and keep it still to enable Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature.
- The Watch will not test your stress level while you are doing a workout or moving your writs too frequently.
- The accuracy of the stress test may be affected if the user has just taken caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs.
- It may also be affected when the user suffers from heart disease or asthma is exercising or wears the watch incorrectly.
How to use Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature
Using Huawei Watch:
- Open the In-app list on your watch by pressing up-button
- Tap on the Stress option
- Touch it to view the graph indicating changes to your stress level and including
the stress bar chart, your stress level, and your stress interval.
Using Huawei Health App:
- Open Huawei Health App
- Tap on the Stress card to view your latest stress level and your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly stress curve and corresponding advice.
Huawei Watch 3 Tip: How to enable Ultra Long Battery Life feature
This month, Huawei has debuted the brand new smartwatch series – Huawei Watch 3, which is mainly designed to provide the whole new user’s experience over its predecessor. Additionally, to make user’s everyday life more convenient.
The pandemic makes the users more health-conscious, so Huawei added more advanced health monitoring features that can surely attract the users towards them. The features are skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor, handwashing, fall detection, and more.
Now, users are surely thinking that these smartwatches definitely consume more battery because of the amout of consumption these features do with continuous health monitoring.
But Huawei doesn’t want the battey capacity to become a hurdle in the user experience. Therefore, the Watch 3 lineup equips the ultra-long battery life mode along with smart mode in the Watch 3 series for long-duration battery support.
Huawei Watch 3 can stay up to 3 days on smart mode, while 14 days in the ultra-long battery-saving model. On the other hand, Watch 3 Pro runs up to five days on smart mode and provides up to 21 days of long life in ultra-long battery life mode.
What happened after enabling Ultra-long Battery Life:
After enabling this feature, only some features will actively work but the mobile network, WLAN, and Assistant will be disabled because they take more power to run in the background.
below you can check the instructions on how to you can enable the Ultra long battery life mode on Huawei Watch 3 lineup.
How to enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:
- Press the up button of the watch to open app-list
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Battery
- Swipe up the screen
- Enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode
How to disable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:
- Swipe down the watch home screen
- Tap Exit Ultra Power
- Follow the instructions that appeared on the screen to exit the ultra battery mode
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro: Fall Detection Feature
The Watch 3 Series doesn’t rely too much on smartphones and provides most of the features natively. The Watch 3 comes with various new additions including the e-SIM services, pre-installed AppGallery, data privacy, and more.
Nowadays smartwatches are mainly becoming popular because of health monitoring and fitness features. In terms of health and fitness, the Watch 3 series equips with systems such as fall detection, SOS alert, heart rate, SpO2, skin temperature detection, 100 workout modes, and more.
In this article, we are talking specifically about the Fall Detection Emergency SOS alert, its use case, its importance, and how to enable them.
With Emergency SOS, you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. But the watch will start functioning for emergency service only when the Fall detection feature is enabled.
To stay away from false alarms, emergency contacts are given priority for SOS emergency calls. Users of this feature are required to add a contact manually, if not added.
- The Watch owner can only request help by sending a help message only when the watch is connected to the Health app.
- These help messages are not supported on iOS phones.
How to enable automatical SOS requests:
- Open the Watch menu
- Go to Settings
- Click on Security and Privacy
- Tap on SOS
- Enable Fall detection
What happens after the watch detects a fall:
- If the emergency is available, then the system will automatically call the first emergency contact and send an SMS message containing your current location to all emergency contacts.
- If no emergency contact has been set, then you have to select one from the public emergency call numbers displayed on the screen.
How to enable SOS requests manually:
- Press the Up button five times consecutively to send an SOS request.
- If the fall detection is disabled, your watch will not make emergency calls after it detects a serious fall. Then, users can request SOS emergency requests by pressing the up button five times.
- If the watch is connected to the phone via Bluetooth, you can make calls on the phone.
- If the phone is not connected, you can only make calls and send SMS messages after enabling the eSIM service on your watch.