The description of new features available in watchOS (and the Heart features in iOS 11's Health app) mention "Resting" and "Walking" rates. In fact the official description suggests that the Watch Heart app should be measuring these new categories:

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But I don't see any measurements of these categories at all (after several days of lots of resting and walking), nor do I even see Watch listed among the relevant sources in Health on iOS.

Are these features actually available? Are they only available on certain Watch models?


This feature is not supported by the original Apple Watch (2015).

It's mentioned in the first paragraph - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204666

Resting and walking rates are available only on Apple Watch Series 1 or later.

Only Apple Watch Series 1/Series 2 (2016) and Series 3 (2017) provide information about resting and walking heart rates.

See also The Verge's article regarding watchOS 4's heart rate features with the original Apple Watch.

  • Do you know by chance if the newer watches do a better job with heart rate? The original's measurements are essentially random. – orome Sep 28 '17 at 14:47

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