Apple watch OS 2: Track Your Heart Rate with Runtastic

Today is a very special day because it’s dedicated to the heart: “World Heart Day” turns the spotlight on the struggle against cardiovascular disease and thus serves to remind us once again to take good care of our hearts. Keeping this important organ fit requires regular exercise and a healthy diet. The organization behind “World Heart Day” consists of more than 100 nations and was formed in 1978. For further information, see the official website of World Heart Day.

iOS 9 & Apple watchOS 2
We at Runtastic feel that health is very important and we would thus like to help our users look after their hearts. Thanks to the recently released Apple iOS 9 update in combination with the new Apple watchOS 2, users of Apple Watch can now use the built-in heart rate monitor for their training with Runtastic.

How does it work?
To monitor your heart rate with Apple Watch during your next fitness activity, you must have installed both iOS 9 on your iPhone and Apple watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch. The next step is to check if you have the lastest version of the Runtastic app. If you don’t have this app yet, you can download it here.

If you want to record your heart rate, it is important that you start AND end the activity on your Apple Watch. This is the only way to ensure that your heart rate will be saved. Should any questions arise, however, you can find further information and support here.

Regardless of the method you use – you shouldn’t just look out for your heart today! Daily exercise and a balanced diet are essential. We wish you a long and healthy life from the bottom of our hearts.


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