Heart Rate Zones gives a real-time and detailed description based on the intensity of your workout. It is helpful because it will stop you from overburdening your body. Exercising keeps you active and fit, but it is essential to know your body’s endurance level and find the perfect balance. These are certainly affected by age, weight, gender, type of exercise, and overall physiology. In this article, you’ll learn how to enable and use five zones in the Heart Rate Zone Tracking on an Apple Watch with watchOS9.
Enable and Use Heart Rate Zone Tracking on Apple Watch with watchOS9 and What These Zones Mean
Heart Rate Zone is a new feature that was introduced in the latest watchOS9 operating system for Apple Watch, so make sure you have updated your operating system. These rates are divided into five zones, which are explained below:
How to Enable Heart Rate Zone
- Start your Apple Watch and go into the Workout app, it is an icon of running man.
- Scroll up and down to choose the workout of your choice.
- Then tap on the three dots on the upper right side of the box.
- Now, it will show you types of measurements like calories and time.
- Tap on the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the selection.
- Go to the “Workout Views“, and swipe up and down to see currently active views.
- Tap on the “Edit Views“, then scroll down a little, and you’ll see Heart Rate Zones.
- Turn on the “Include” button from that section
How to Use Heart Rate Zone and What Five Zones Mean
- By default, it is set to Automatic mode, but you can switch it to manual mode.
- Go to the Settings app from your Apple Watch, scroll down a little, and choose “Workout”.
- Scroll down and select “Heart Rate Zones”, then tap on “Manual”.
- If you scroll down further on the same page, you’ll see your resting and maximum heart rate.
- You’ll see zones here, which are based on your heart rate.
- You can tap on the zone and change the heartbeat rate.
- It is highly recommended to not change it, as it is automatically measured based on your data.
- Zone 1: A royal blue color zone, it is used for basic exercises. It’s a light exercise that requires you to spend more time. And it is 60% or below your max heart rate.
- Zone 2: A sky blue color zone, it is also a light intensity zone that is time-consuming and is 60% to 70% of your max heart rate.
- Zone 3: A yellow color zone that is 70% to 80% of your max heart rate and includes moderate intensity exercises.
- Zone 4: An orange color one that is 80% to 90% of your max heart rate and includes hard intensity exercises.
- Zone 5: Pink color zone is the toughest, it includes high-intensity exercises and goes to 90% or higher of your max heart rate.
- Now start exercising, and you’ll see your level of intensity with the highlighted zone on your Apple Watch.
In this guide, you learned how to enable and use Heart Rate Zone Tracking on your Apple Watch with watchOS9 and what these zones symbolize or mean. Also, check out our other guides: How to Download and Install WatchOS 9 Developer Beta on Apple Watch and How to Downgrade WatchOS 9 to WatchOS 8 on Apple Watch.