Most smartwatches come with a heart rate sensor to measure your heart rate or bpm. Some of them show graphical data while some show only digital data. Interestingly, smartwatches running Wear OS support the Google Fit app that you can download and use to track activity and health parameters directly. And in this article, we’ll tell you how to measure heart rate on the Wear OS smartwatches with Google Fit.
Check Heart Rate on Wear OS Smartwatches Via Google Fit
You can directly check your heart rate on Wear OS smartwatches without using the heart rate measurement feature in the Google Fit app. It will work on almost all Android Wear smartwatches including:
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
- LG Watch Sport
- Huawei Watch 2
- Montblanc Summit
- Fossil Q Control
- Misfit Vapor, and more.
Install Google Fit on Wear OS Smartwatch
First of all, you have to set up the Google Fit app on your Wear OS smartwatch, as shown below:
Step 1: Swipe up on the home screen and click the Play Store icon.
Step 2: Click on the search icon and search for Google Fit.
Step 3: Select Google Fit and install the app.
Step 4: Open the app, click on the arrow, and select the Google account you want to use with the app.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions and allow the location permission.
Step 6: Furthermore, allow it permission to track physical activity, your heart rate during workouts and breathing, and your sensor data.
Step 7: Enter your height and weight, continue the setup, and set activity goals.
Step 8: On the homepage, you can check the activity and health data which will be synced in a few seconds.
Step to Measure Heart Rate Using Google Fit
Now, you are ready to measure your heart rate on the Wear OS smartwatch directly using Google Fit. Here are the steps to do it:
Step 1: Scroll down on the homepage of the app and click on Heart rate.
Step 2: It will show the last heart rate measured on the watch. Scroll down and click on Measure.
Step 3: It will start measuring the heart rate and will show the results in a few seconds.
Bonus: Breathing Exercises in Google Fit
You can also do breathing exercises using the Google Fit app even if your Wear OS smartwatch does not have this feature by default. Here are the steps to use this feature:
Step 1: Open the Google Fit app on your Wear OS smartwatch.
Step 2: Scroll down on the homepage of the app and select the Breathe option.
Step 3: Select the time duration of the breathing exercise to start it.
Once the exercise is done, it will show you the heart rate data before and after the exercise.
These were the steps to check your heart rate on the Wear OS smartwatches with the Google Fit app. You can use it if you don’t like the watch’s default heart rate tracking app. Do let us know your favorite thing about Google Fit in the comments below, and stay tuned with WearablesToUse for more interesting articles!