Use Apple Watch to practice mindfulness
The Mindfulness app on your Apple Watch encourages you to set aside a few minutes a day to focus, center, and connect as you breathe. You can also use State of Mind to reflect on how you’re feeling. With an Apple Fitness+ subscription, you can listen to guided meditations on Apple Watch.
Start a Reflect or Breathe session
Open the Mindfulness app on your Apple Watch, then do one of the following:
Reflect: Tap Reflect, read the theme, focus your attention, then tap Begin.
Breathe: Tap Breathe, inhale slowly as the animation grows, then exhale as it shrinks.
To end a session before it completes, swipe right, then tap End.
Set the duration of a session
Open the Mindfulness app on your Apple Watch.
Tap , tap Duration, then choose a duration.
You can choose a time between one and five minutes.
Adjust mindfulness settings
You can change how frequently you get mindfulness reminders, mute mindfulness reminders for the day, change your breath rate, and choose haptics settings.
Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, tap Mindfulness, then do any of the following:
Set mindfulness reminders: Below Reminders, turn Start of Day and End of Day on or off; tap Add Reminder to create additional reminders.
Get or stop a weekly summary: Turn Weekly Summary on or off.
Mute mindfulness reminders: Turn on “Mute for today.”
Change your breathing rate: Tap Breath Rate to change the number of breaths per minute.
Choose haptics settings: Tap Haptics, then choose None, Minimal, or Prominent.
Get new meditations: Turn on Add New Meditations to Watch to download new meditations when your Apple Watch is connected to power. Meditations you’ve completed are deleted automatically.
You can also open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap My Watch, tap Mindfulness, then adjust a setting.
See your heart rate during mindfulness sessions
Complete a Reflect or Breathe session. Your heart rate appears in the Summary screen.
You can also review your heart rate later. Open the Health app on your iPhone, tap Browse, tap Heart, then tap Heart Rate. Tap Show More Heart Rate Data, swipe up, then tap Breathe.
Use the Breathe watch face
Add the Breathe watch face to get quick access to mindfulness sessions.
With the current watch face showing, touch and hold the display.
Swipe left all the way to the end, then tap the New button (+).
Turn the Digital Crown to select Breathe, then tap Add.
Tap the watch face to open the Mindfulness app.
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