Beat Watcher 4+

Background Heart Rate Alerts

Ganotis Holdings, Inc.

    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings
    • $1.99


This simple app is designed to do one thing well: alert you when your heart rate goes above and back below a BPM threshold you set.

Beat Watcher integrates with the Health app to read your heart rate.

Use this app as a way to listen to your body.

It can be great for:
• recognizing and managing stress
• breathing exercises
• meditation
• working out

Turn the Digital Crown on Apple Watch to set the desired BPM threshold. Then, you'll hear a sound and feel a vibration when your heart rate goes above the threshold, and a different sound and vibration when your heart rate goes back below the level you set.

Optionally turn on Background Mode to continue getting haptic and audible feedback in response to your heart rate after you drop your wrist or leave the app.

Note: Background Mode will not work at the same time as a Workout started in another app. For example, if you start Background Mode in Beat Watcher and then start an Outdoor Run Workout in the built-in Workouts app, Beat Watcher will not continue to run in the background.

What’s New

Version 2022.8

• Expanded the companion guide app on iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

daveonbass11 ,

Only app that I could find for heart rate workouts

I was looking for an app that I could set to a specific heart rate and it would alert me when I went over that rate as well as under so I could run and keep a “fat burn” heart rate (much lower than heart rate on a traditional run). That’s exactly what this app does with haptics on an Apple Watch. Works great. Now today I’m going to try using Runkeeper on my phone with Beat Watcher on my watch. I think they’ll work in tandem as long as I don’t use either the Runkeeper or Workout apps on my watch. Only one tracking app allowed at a time on the watch. But for $1.99 this app does exactly what I wanted it to do :)

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm glad you find it helpful!

Riverrunner50 ,

Amazing Solution!

I needed an app to continually monitor my heart rate, not one that kept switching back to my watch face like the standard Apple watch monitor (another example of Apple deciding it knows what its users want better than the user does). After all, it’s not easy to start pressing tiny icons while riding mountain bike trails or even road riding. I also need to set a specific alert for 130 bpm, the max my doc says is safe since I am on beta blockers after an October heart attack. This amazing app solves both issues providing a customizable alert and a constant at-a-glance reading. Thank you!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the nice review! I’m glad it’s helpful to you!

TreishaAbigale ,

Worth it!!

I was skeptical and took me a bit to get it down with figuring out the background mode, but it’s totally worth it!!! I have a medical condition that if my heart rate gets too high I pass out. Before, I wasn’t able to recognize before it was too late. Well now, I can choose when I want to be alerted to try and correct my symptoms early and it works!!!! Best news is, I haven’t passed out at all since installing this. Has literally been a life changer. Thank you 🥰

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the nice review! It makes me so happy to see that the app is improving your life! 😃

App Privacy

The developer, Ganotis Holdings, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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