Apple Watch HRM drop out

After connecting my Apple Watch (5) to Zwift (on 2021 MacBook Air) it will drop out after 5 or 10 mins, (completely close the watch app) and not come back unless I go to the laptop and reconnect it.

I have noticed that streaming music to speakers from my phone can sometimes cause the Watch to disconnect, surly this isn’t apple not allowing the use of multiple Bluetooth connections?

Once I close Zwift on the laptop, the app on the Watch will pop back up and drain the battery until I notice it and have to close it.

Any help appreciated


Hi @Aaron_Leece

Welcome to the forums!

If other BLE enabled paired devices (e.g. speakers, headphones, etc…) seem to be obviously contributing to the issue, then this sounds like standard wireless signal interference.

The go-to troubleshooting guide for these issues can be found in this article.