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  1. Last 7 days
  2. May 2021
    1. This is a simple application I slapped together for the heart rate data that I captured here from the Apple Watch.

      Code for accessing heart rate data from apple watch, from 2015

    1. Third party apps do not have direct access to the heart rate sensor.

      Thread that explains how to access heart rate data by simulating a workout... No direct way to access sensor

    1. You can use HealthKit and have your app request access to the Blood Oxygen data (HKQuantityTypeIdentifierOxygenSaturation)You can find out more about the HealthKit framework here: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/healthkit

      Response from Apple employee when asked about retrieving raw PPG data.. Need to use HealthKit and can only get processed data

    1. as far as I know there is no way to access the raw PPG from the watch

      No way to access raw PPG data from apple watch... this guy has an app that does some processing on the data from apple..

  3. Mar 2021
  4. Mar 2019
    1. Now, as part of my regular practice, I spend about five minutes out of each hour exercising with this package. This almost always reveals things to me that change at least the slant of my approach during the next hour, and often stimulates a relatively significant change in my short-range plans.

      Also starting to think about health/exercise monitoring software here.

  5. Oct 2016
    1. Other smartwatches force you into nightly charging.

      Honestly, this has been a major point for me not to go with Apple Watch (even before knowing about the Pebble 2+ Heart Rate). Such small things but smart alarms and sleep tracking really do help me quite a bit.

  6. Sep 2016
    1. In terms of hardware, before Apple Watch debuted in 2014, there were a lot of rumors about the wearable including a multitude of health sensors that could track things like blood glucose or blood oxygen.

      A lot of these rumours appeared on 9to5mac, of course…