How accurate is the Apple Watch with heart rates?
I have issues with my heart rate and my doctor told me to check it at least once an hour. I don’t have a heart rate monitor so I have to do it with my fingers and wrist. I already wanted an Apple Watch but was kind of put off by the price. Now I feel like this is a good reason to get one so my heart rate will always be monitored and I’ll never have to worry about forgetting to check it. I’d also like to know what it is when I’m sleeping.
I’m worried about the accuracy though because I was hospitalized two weeks ago (they were constantly monitoring my heart rate) and my step dad gave me his fit bit to try on and it was off by about 15 bpm. I really need it to be accurate because I’m going to have to tell this information to my doctor and she will be using it to adjust my prescriptions. I do trust Apple a lot more than fit bit but still that makes me hesitant to want to use any technology to monitor my heart rate this seriously.