Apple Watch is a wonderful thing, however, it does a terrible job at judging true heart rate on somebody with PVCs. The PVCs simply confuse the heart rate monitor in an Apple Watch. I would get one of those finger heart rate monitors, they’re pretty inexpensive, and they tend to be a bit more accurate than the watch. But in either case PVCs mess with these devices because the devices don’t know how to count the PVC or the recovery beat.
As for a low heart rate, I have that too, I typically run about 50 to 55 bpm. If I’m not exercising. During sleep, I can get down to the mid 30s but usually am in the mid to upper 40s. My cardiologist said that is not anything to worry about, some athletes when they sleep their heart rate falls below 20 bpm. I am not an athlete, so I don’t expect to ever see that number, but under 50 especially when you are sleeping or relaxing is not concerning to my cardiologist. You may want to ask yours to see if he or she agrees. Over time I have stopped listening to my Apple Watch as often because I think it just increases my anxiety to see my results.
All the best to you. :-)
Hi I am new here but spotted your post and thought maybe you have a similar experience to me. I have ventricular eptopics and sometimes they occur every 2 or 3 beats this wakes me up and I've noticed my heart rate sits around 42-50 whilst in bed. Throughout the day it can fluctuate. Sometimes I can go a few hours without noticing the flutters and others it is a constant sensation. How do you cope with this? Are you on medication to manage it?
I have been reducing stressors and being more mindful with my diet but sometimes feel helpless. I'm 33 and have had them for a few years now but definitely felt worse lately and affecting my quality of life.