Apple recently explained how the Apple Watch heart rate monitor works and how to get best results out of it. The world’s most valuable company equally launched a support page, detailing how the smartwatch works.
Apple says it uses the photoplethysmography technology to get the most of its smartwatch. Thephotoplethysmography is a technology that uses light to measure the blood flow in your wrist. How brilliant!
Apple Watch uses green LED lights paired with light-sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment. When your heart beats, the blood flow in your wrist — and the green light absorption — is greater. Between beats, it’s less. By flashing its LED lights hundreds of times per second, Apple Watch can calculate the number of times the heart beats each minute — your heart rate, says Apple.
The software giant also explained how to get an accurate reading from the monitor. If the Apple Watch sits too loosely on your wrist, the Apple Watch will fail to get a precise reading. Apple says, using a snug fit will work like a charm!
Apple Watch will be commercial available in select countries from April 24 and it’s slammed with a price tag of $346 for the 38mm Sports model and $399 for the 42mm model. Apple is pushing several models of the Apple Watch; there would be an extended list of the Apple Watches published here soon.