Apple Watch heart rate monitor guide: Tapping into your ticker from the wrist

We answer how it works, how accurate it is and what’s coming soon

Over time, the Apple Watch has grown into quite the everyday smartwatch. But while it does an ample job of handling your notifications and providing third-party apps, its real chops lie within activity tracking.

Through Apple’s Activity app, you’re able to get a look into the basics, such as burned calories, active minutes and how many hours you moved within a day, while Workout handles more detailed sports tracking. And it’s here where the smarts of the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor are most prevalent.

But how does it all work, what data is presented and just how accurate is the tracking? Well, read on for all the answers.

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