Apple Watch new heart rate monitor
Apple Watch new heart rate monitor Apple

Multiple users of Apple's latest Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 update have stated that their wearables, post installation of the new update, records heart rate only sporadically rather than regularly.

The above issue, initially mistaken to be a bug in the new Apple Watch OS 1.0.1, is an intentional act by Apple, according to a 9to5Mac report.

Even the Cupertino-based technology giant, has confirmed that it only 'selectively' records users' heart rate, via an official statement on its website.

Apple now states that it will not collect data related to heart-rate of users if their arms are in motion and if users move their entire bodies.

Users' heart-rate will now be recorded (in Watch OS 1.0.1) only when they are in a stationary position.

In the earlier Watch OS 1.0, the software recorded users' heart-rate dynamically every ten minutes irrespective of arm /bodily motion of users.

"Apple Watch attempts to measure your heart rate every 10 minutes, but won't record it when you're in motion or your arm is moving," states Apple in its official online statement.

The reason for Apple resorting to the above measure has not surfaced as of now, but 9to5Mac speculates that the Cupertino-based company's offer of increased battery life is the cause behind the withdrawal of the dynamic heart rate monitoring functionality in Apple Watch OS 1.0.1.

This approach could potentially lead to user frustration as the original Apple Watch OS 1.0 was reportedly not leading to increased battery drain of Apple Watches.

However, users obsessed with monitoring their heart rate dynamically can still get the functionality by turning-on this feature externally in the Workouts App in their Apple Watches.

Do let us know your opinion about Apple having withdrawn the dynamic heart rate monitoring feature within Apple Watch OS 1.0.1.