After all the fuss, trials and tribulations related to the Apple Watch, that does larger than life things, improving our health, buying things from the internet of things, mapping our roads, eating instead of us, taking messages and phone calls, etcetera, more controversial news appear on the web, with the Apple masterminds revealing some other updates on the features that seem to work inappropriately…or do they?
Apple watch is set to track heart rates, managing our health system and notifying us whenever things don’t go smooth in the heartbeat realm. The device should have gotten your beats per minute every 10 minutes regardless of what you are doing but its new default behavior is set to check the pace of your heart only when you are standing still. One can still make the watch check on the move by using the heart rate glance or by starting a new activity in the workout app, but the changes in motion create gaps, when you are wandering down the street, for instance.
The much hyped Apple watch should have recorded a wearer’s heart without fail, no matter the circumstance. According to its latest update, discrepancies were discovered in monitoring.
Apple declares this is not a bug but rather a deliberate software design that only records your heartbeat rate when not in motion. The original 1.0 Watch does not base its readings and recordings on body movements.
Braggers declare that this is a way to improve battery life but however, reasons for this change are uncertain. It could be to ensure accuracy but there is not a clear answer on that yet.
Well, Apple are well known for revealing confusing declarations, if we think of the iPhone 6 bending issue for instance, which was promoted as an exclusive feature although it appeared to be more like a design flaw. This is similar to that case, with Apple changing the functionality of their device’s features but not quite improving them but making them confusing for its users.
Apple watch is still much controversial, with constant pieces of news leaking on the internet, related to its confusing functions and relative capacities. The tech giant’s representatives are managing the functionality issues properly, with safe declarations that are meant to justify all the rights going wrong. The heart rate bug is not a bug, seemingly, but we need more explanations on that. Until then, keep calm and record your heart rate without making a move. Otherwise you may get fooled by technology.
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