Stress Tracking app for Watch

Can anyone make any recommendations for the above?

I’ve found “Stress Monitor” but it looks limited without a subscription and there is no free trial.

Thanks in advance

There is no way to track “Stress” with a watch. What is it you’re actually looking to Track?

You can track your heart rate on an Apple Watch, but you can’t track your blood pressure, headaches, anxiety, or any of the other feelings which tell a person that they’re stressed.

Read here Stress - Every Mind Matters - NHS

The HSE have excellent resources about stress here Work-related stress and how to manage it: overview - HSE


with all due respect to the previous post, it is wrong. My Healthy Apple has a number of stories about how the Apple Watch, and the ECG feature in particular, has been scientifically proven to help detect stress levels. Happy digging…

I use an app called Heart Rate & Pressure Monitor for the same.

It promotes stress tracking as one of it’s core features.

What exactly do you want to know? Not being argumentative, just wondering what the end goal is - I assume you don’t need your watch to tell you when you’re stressed so I’m guessing you’re after something else?

I used an app called Exist (it does require a subscription) for a few years that compiles data across a variety of apps including Apple Health, + manual tracking, and then crunches it all in its algorithms to report trends.

It was kind of mind-blowing the things it would notice in the data. E.g. I suffer from headaches, but had never been able to figure out the triggers. It took the app maybe 6 months to report that I frequently logged headaches during periods of high air pressure. :exploding_head:

It has a daily mood reporting function that you could just use to self-report your stress level, and then overtime the algorithm could find trends in your data for you. I suspect it would find some cool stuff for you.

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I appreciate the respect, but stress is a massively complex thing with many symptoms and indicators which cannot be captured by a device.

Devices can indicate potential stress, but it’s never definitive.

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Yes… an important caveat, across the board

Good point. Some people have been saved by their watch/device and others have been panicked by them. It’s probably a good idea to discuss their use with our primary health professionals.

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With my Garmin and when I had an AW, I always use these measures as indicators. If Garmin says my stress is high, or was high, I think through what was happening and determine if it’s accurate and could I change something. For example, at night if I have a wine (to two) my sleep score is around 50/100. Based on activity it’s definitely the wine, or I’m ill.

But If I get 50/100 and feel I slept like a baby*, it’s the Garmin, not me.

If I get a high heart rate alert, how am I feeling or is the Garmin having a hissy fit?

(*Slept like a baby = not as in “waking up every two hours screaming!!” :rofl:)

is high pressure right before it rains?

Other way round: low pressure usually indicates poorer weather moving in (cloud, wind, precipitation). High pressure usually means clear skies.

There are absolute values for air pressure, but for our experience as humans the relative change matters too. E.g. if you live in Hawaii, a group of small islands in the middle of a one big sea, your range of air pressures is quite small and what is “high” for you might not be high when compared to e.g. a county on the continental U.S. far from the sea but near a mountain range, which experiences a greater range of air pressures (and corresponding weather extremes). The native of such a county might not notice any difference in air pressure variations when visiting Hawaii, because they’re used to bigger variations back home, whilst the Hawaii native notices a change immediately because they’re more attuned to smaller fluctuations.

Circling back to my comment, there is evidence that higher air pressures trigger some types of migraine (other atmospheric metrics as well, e.g. humidity), but I suspect relative change is equally important to absolute values because we should be broadly acclimatised to the places where we live.

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