Readiness

  • A simple gauge of your daily readiness. This uses Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and waking pulse to indicate physical and mental stress.

  • AutoSleep combines these two amazing health metrics and simplifies them to a simple descriptive value (or a star rating) and an easy to read gauge in the Watch app and the Today tab.

  • Waking pulse is automatically captured by AutoSleep, you don't need to do a thing, just wear your Watch to bed.

  • HRV is captured automatically during the night, or by a breathe session using the Watch (note that since WatchOS 8, the breathe app is now found in the Mindfulness app on your Apple Watch).

  • Users can turn off automated sleeping HRV readings to only a waking HRV through advanced settings if required. We have also added a switch called 'Use Breathe' on the Readiness Details page that will do this, see the section below for more details.

  • Refer to the Wellness section to learn more about capturing HRV.

Note: other apps in the market just use HRV, however AutoSleep goes the extra mile by using your Waking Pulse as part of your readiness indicator, making it the gold standard in Apple Watch readiness.

Readiness Details

The Readiness gauge displays a descriptive rating (or star rating if changed in Settings) to give you a strong indicator of the day's physical and mental performance potential as well as giving insight into whether you have been pushing things too hard. For example, if you want to use readiness to gauge how hard you should exercise, go harder when green, business as usual when orange, or consider a rest day when red. Remember that readiness is usually always in the orange to green bands and that bright green, blue and red are outliers.

The Readiness screen shows you your current results and the difference to your baseline values. Be sure to wear and sleep with the Watch for a week minimum to ensure accurate baselines, however the more you wear the Watch the better.

Using Star Ratings

We find the descriptive text provides easier context, however if some people are missing the stars, we added an option for users to set readiness back to stars. Just go into Settings, Advanced Options and scroll down to the 'Show Stars' switch. Turning on will show the stars again.

Readiness Trends

Tap on 'Show Trends' under the Readiness gauge to drill into the Todays Readiness graph, which contains a number of helpful reports to understand your trends.

Refer to the Wellness page for more information on the Todays Readiness page.

You can also tap on HRV or Waking under the Readiness gauge to drill into the Todays Readiness page to access Trends.

Use Breathe

Users can turn off automated sleeping HRV readings to only use a waking HRV by enabling this switch called 'Use Breathe' on the Readiness Details page. This is the same switch as the one found in Advanced Options in Settings called 'Waking HRV', so if turned off in Settings, it will turn off here and vice versa.

With the Use Breathe switch enabled, just perform a breathe session with the Apple Mindfulness app when you first wake up. AutoSleep will then look to use this HRV measurement once it is stored in the Health app. Refer to the Wellness page for more information on how to use the breathe app.

Readiness has been designed to work perfectly with Siri. Refer to the Siri page for more information.

The Apple shortcuts app is an amazingly powerful way to build your own shortcuts. AutoSleep is supported by dictionaries of all the key sleep data. Refer to the Shortcuts page for more information.

Readiness has been built into a widget that you can setup on your iPhone. Refer to the Widgets page for more information.

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