- Apple Watch High Heart Rate ECGs aren't typically a cause for concern if there's a simple explanation, like if you're stressed, dehydrated, caffeinated, naturally excited, or exercising.
- If you're not able to find a simple explanation for your heart rate being higher than normal, though, it can be a sign of an infection or abnormal heart rhythm.
- If you're experiencing symptoms with your High Heart Rate ECGs, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to rule out underlying heart conditions.
Got other questions on your Apple Watch? Check out the complete set of Qaly guides on the Apple Watch:
- How to Take an ECG on Apple Watch
- How to Install the ECG App on Apple Watch
- How Accurate the ECG Is on Apple Watch
- How to Set Up High Heart Rate Notifications
- How to Set Up Low Heart Rate Notifications
- What Poor Recording ECG Means on Apple Watch
- What Inconclusive ECG Means on Apple Watch
- What Low Heart Rate ECG Means on Apple Watch
- The Ultimate Cardiologist's Guide to the Smartwatch ECG
The High Heart Rate Apple Watch ECG result is one of the most confusing experiences when monitoring your heart health. In your frustration, you might be wondering, "What does High Heart Rate mean on my Apple Watch ECG?" Or you might be thinking, "Why does my Apple Watch ECG keep saying High Heart Rate?" In this guide, we'll help answer these questions and provide clarity on when an Apple Watch High Heart Rate ECG may be a cause for concern. Let's dive in.
What Does High Heart Rate Mean on My Apple Watch ECG?
Your Apple Watch provides the following interpretations: Normal Sinus Rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation, or Inconclusive. If you have ECG version 1, and if your heart rate is above 120 beats-per-minute (bpm), your Apple Watch isn't able to interpret your ECG as Normal Sinus Rhythm or Atrial Fibrillation, so it labels your ECG as "High Heart Rate." If you have ECG version 2, and if your heart rate is above 150 bpm, your Apple Watch isn't able to interpret your ECG as Normal Sinus Rhythm or Atrial Fibrillation, so it labels your ECG as "High Heart Rate." In both ECG version 1 and ECG version 2, if your heart rate is below 50 bpm, your Apple Watch labels your ECG as "Low Heart Rate." Here's how to check which ECG version you have.
If you're getting High Heart Rate ECGs on your Fitbit Watch, it could be because of:
- Hard exercise like a run or workout.
- Natural excitement. 😊
- An infection like COVID-19.
- An arrhythmia like Afib or SVT.
Is High Heart Rate a Cause for Concern?
If your Apple Watch ECG app shows "High Heart Rate," there's often a simple explanation for it, like stress, dehydration, excitement, or exercise. You may also want to learn how to read ECG strips. But if you don't see a simple explanation for your higher-than-normal heart rate, a High Heart Rate ECG on your Apple Watch may be a sign of an abnormal heart rhythm. Here are some irregular heart rhythms to look out for:
As always, if you're experiencing symptoms, or if you see signs of abnormal heart rhythms on your watch ECG, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to rule out underlying heart conditions. Here are some symptoms to look out for:
- Chest pain or chest tightness.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- Shortness of breath.
- Fatigue or feeling overly tired.
- Flutters in your chest.
- Skipped heartbeats.
Well, that just about wraps up our guide on what a High Heart Rate ECG means on your Apple Watch. We hope this could be of some help to you.
If you're still getting High Heart Rate ECGs or if you need help interpreting your High Heart Rate ECGs, don't worry, we understand how scary and confusing it can be to experience them. That's why we created the Qaly app for you and for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who experience irregular heartbeats and abnormal heart rhythms. On the Qaly app, human experts will interpret your High Heart Rate ECGs within minutes for clarity and peace of mind.
To get started with the Qaly app for free, grab the Qaly app from the App Store or Play Store today. If you have any more questions, or if you need our help in any other way, don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
As always from the team at Qaly, stay heart healthy ❤️