How to Send a Heartbeat from Your Apple Watch - dummies

How to Send a Heartbeat from Your Apple Watch

By Marc Saltzman

Sending your heartbeat is one way to reach out and flirt with someone — from your Apple Watch to another person’s Apple Watch. Is that romantic or what?! To send a heartbeat from your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Side button to bring up your Friends ring — regardless of what you’re doing on your Apple Watch.

    You should see up to 12 contacts you can reach out to.

  2. Twist the Digital Crown button to select someone — whether you choose to go clockwise or counterclockwise. Or just tap someone to go immediately to that contact (but just wait a moment for it to launch that person full screen).

  3. Tap the Digital Touch icon, which has a hand with a forefinger extended.

    You can now draw, tap, or put two fingers on the screen to send your heartbeat.

  4. Press two fingers on the screen at the same time and then Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor (which is underneath the watch) immediately starts calculating your heart rate.

    After a few seconds, your heartbeat is sent to (and felt by) your significant other or friend. He or she knows it’s from you because your name is in the top-left corner (which is the same for a sketch and a tap).


    Okay, this might sound a little gimmicky, but it might just brighten up your friend’s or loved one’s day if he or she is having a rotten one. Just don’t send it to the wrong person, such as your boss or your best friend’s spouse — in case someone gets the wrong idea.