Wear Detection is a must-have feature in smartwatches as it detects false heart rate reading along with that, it can also detect whether you’re wearing a smartwatch or not.
Wear Detection On A Smartwatch
To make it clear, smartwatches don’t need a dedicated sensor to detect whether you wearing a watch or not, most budget smartwatch uses an optical heart rate sensor to figure out whereas brands like Apple uses the accelerometer and gyroscope and even heart rate sensor to provide accurate Wear Detection.
The question is, how does a heart rate sensor knows whether you’re wearing a smartwatch or not?
The simple answer is when the heart rate sensor emits light and if it doesn’t receive any reflection then the sensor will assume that no one is wearing a smartwatch and it will prompt, “wear a smartwatch on your wrist to measure the accurate heart rate”.
Benefits of Wear Detection On A Smartwatch
The biggest benefit of Wear Detection On A Smartwatch is, it can tell whether you’re wearing a smartwatch or not because of this, you will get accurate heart rate, SpO2 and even provide a close to accurate calorie burn during workouts.
Also, if you’re measuring the heart rate and if the smartwatch is not fit enough then it can prompt you that “wear a smartwatch on your wrist to measure the accurate heart rate”.
How to Check If Your Smartwatch Has Wear Detection?
It’s a simple trick, place your smartwatch on any surface and measure the heart rate, if the watch provides the heart rate data then it means, the watch you’re using doesn’t have Wear Detection.
In the same way, if the watch prompts you that “wear a smartwatch on your wrist to measure the accurate heart rate” then it means, the watch does have Wear Detection and you can trust the watch when it comes to measuring the heart rate or SpO2 data.
There you have it, you learned something new today about your smartwatch yet if you have any doubt then feel free to drop a comment and I will see you there, also, do visit this page, if you want to learn new things about your smartwatch.