This is what your Apple Watch sees when you drum an entire U2 setlist

Apple Watch Heart Beat
Apple Watch Heart Beat (Image credit: Rene Ritchie/iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Watch tracks your heart rate during workouts.
  • Someone shared their workout report after drumming a U2 set.
  • It's tiring just looking at it.

U2 has a special place in the hearts of Apple followers. Whether it's that awkward finger-touching moment between Bono and Tim Cook or the U2 album Apple automatically inserted into everyone's music libraries, the two go hand in hand. Continuing that, it turns out that if you wear an Apple Watch while drumming U2 music you're going to be in for a surprise.

That's exactly what Reddit user techlover22 did before sharing the results to the Apple Watch subreddit. And it turns out that they managed to burn a total of 1,541 calories while drumming U2's "Zoo TV: Live From Sydney" setlist.

Apple Watch Heart Rate during Drumming

Apple Watch Heart Rate during Drumming (Image credit: techlover22)

I weigh around 235 lbs and I'm 5'8 and I drummed along to an entire concert film from U2 during the early 90's and this is how much I burned! No wonder I feel tired after playing an entire gig every time I step on the drums!

Just looking at that screenshot is enough to make me need to dig out my asthma inhaler! An average 127bpm and a high of 165bpm? I'm almost glad I can't play!

What's the highest your Apple Watch has reported your heart rate to be?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.