iPhone heart rate tracker coming courtesy Google Fit! No Internet required; here is how to | How-to

iPhone heart rate tracker coming courtesy Google Fit! No Internet required; here is how to

Just by using its camera, Google Fit will enable iPhone heart rate tracker to function. iPhone breathing rate tracker is there too.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:04 IST
iPhone users will get the benefit of Google Fit features soon.
iPhone users will get the benefit of Google Fit features soon. (Google Fit developer)

More good news for iPhone users. It has been reported that just by using the iPhone camera, Google Fit will help users to track and measure their heart rate and more. Users will just have to place their finger on the rear camera lens and apply light pressure to measure their heart rate. Notably, users do not need an active internet connection to use this feature. So, when can we expect these features? Well, iPhone heart rate tracker and breathing rate tracker will be coming soon. 

So, how to check your heart rate on an iPhone? 

 

Well, Google Fit heart rate tracker was first introduced to the Pixel phones. And now the iOS users will also be able access this feature. Users will have to place their finger on the iPhone camera and turn on the flash to allow the Google Fit app to measure their heart rate. Turning on the flash would reportedly measure more accurately.

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The app would take nearly 30 seconds to measure your heart rate when you place your finger on the rear camera, hence, keep your finger there for a bit longer than that. Once removed, you will be able to see the preview graph and BPM on the screen. You can either do away with the details or save them for future references.

Additionally, Google Fit for iOS has also received another update that will allow users to keep track of the number of breaths. Through the Google Fit breathing rate tracker, users will be required to face the front camera of their iPhone. One must keep their phone on a stable surface so that their head and upper torso is visible and unobstructed. Once done, the app will guide you about the steps to follow next. Upon revealing your head and upper torso, the app calculates your respiratory rate from subtle chest movements.

Google has earlier introduced the features for Android users only. Later on, the health and respiratory features were rolled out to the Pixel phones and now it will be available for iOS users as well. However, Google Fit is yet to update its app page on Apple's App Store and hence the users will have to wait for some more time.

Though these features will help users to track their heart and breathing rate but one must note that it cannot be used for purpose of medical diagnosis.

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First Published Date: 26 Dec, 17:28 IST
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