Google Fit: how to measure your heart and respiratory rate from a Pixel and soon on more mobiles

Google Fit, in-depth guide: everything you can do with it and how to configure it
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The Pixel they continue to premiere exclusive functions. After the latest ‘Feature Drop’ news, more features now come to Google mobiles, this time from the hand of Google Fit but with temporary exclusive. The following news will come soon to more models.

As they advanced last February, the Google Pixel can now measure pulse and respiratory rate using existing mobile sensors.

Your pulse and respiratory rate using the camera

In particular, Pixel phones already make use of the rear camera to measure heart rate and frontal camera to measure respiratory rate. You just have to update the application Google Fit to version 2.51.19 or higher (APK) and wait a few minutes for the new monitoring options to appear on the home screen.

Google Fit add these measurements with informational purposes. These measurements are not designed for a medical diagnosis. They are only about an estimate that could help us improve our habits and consult a doctor to clear up doubts.

Google Fit, in-depth guide: everything you can do with it and how to configure it

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Google Fit, in-depth guide: everything you can do with it and how to configure it

As reported by Google, they have conducted clinical studies to validate the results in a wide variety of conditions, such as different skin tones or ambient light that can alter the results. The algorithms will show an approximate measurement.

Heart rate

Google Fit Heart Rate

On the new card Check your heart rate We can start with measuring our pulse. In this card, Google gives us clues about the usefulness of this information, such as knowing if we lack hydration.

Heart rate

After a three-window tutorial and allowing Google Fit access to the camera, we will be able to start measurement. For this we will have to put your finger on the rear camera lens and press with the yolk lightly.

Heart rate

Can activate flashlight to improve measurement. The application will start measure our beats per minute for a few seconds to show the average in a result that we can save. On the screen we will see the graph with the pulsations in real time.

Breathing frequency

Google Fit Respiratory Rate

In the card Monitor your respiratory rate we can know our breaths per minute. To perform this measurement we have to support the mobile on a stable surface that we focus on the face and chest. The front camera will be able to detect each inspiration and expiration. During a few seconds of measurement it will calculate our breaths per minute.

Breathing frequency

A graph will also show us in real time when we are breathing in and when we are expiring. After finishing the process we can save the measurement to be able to do a follow-up.

Breathing frequency


Google Fit: activity and health tracking

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  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health & Wellness

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