Use Fit on Android Wear devices

You can use Google Fit on your Android Wear device, either on its own or paired with your mobile device. You'll get the most out of Google Fit on your Android Wear watch when it's paired with your mobile phone or tablet. But you can also use it on your Android Wear watch alone.

Fitness sensors such as the heart rate monitor, if available on your device, are intended for leisure, well-being and fitness purposes only and are not intended for medical use.

On paired watch and phone

Your phone & watch will share Fit data as long as:

  • The app is installed on both devices.
  • Both devices are turned on.
  • Your watch & phone are within a few feet of each other.

By installing the Google Fit app on the phone that your Android Wear watch is paired with, you'll be able to sync the data between the two devices and enjoy all of Fit's features. Even if the two devices go out of range of each other, the data will automatically sync when they're back in range.

Note: If your watch is disconnected from your phone, it can only count steps, not time.

On Android Wear only

If you only use Fit on your Android Wear device, you can see how many steps you’ve taken in the last 7 days. You can also see your 10 prior heart rate measurements. Your data won’t be shared with any third-parties without your consent.

To get access to all the features of Google Fit, including advanced graphs, maps, and other fitness data, you'll need to download the app to the mobile device your watch is paired with.

Show or hide Fit cards

On your watch, you'll see Fit cards with summaries of how many steps you've taken today. You can dismiss these cards at any time by swiping them from → left to right.

When you hide a Fit card, you won't see a new one until later in the day or the next day.

Turn off Fit cards entirely
  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe up to find the Fit card on your watch.
  3. Swipe the card from ← right to left until you reach a gray screen.
  4. Switch Show step card to Off.

See an estimate of how many steps you've taken today

You can speak to your watch to see an estimate of how many steps you've taken. You can also see this info through the onscreen menu.

Note: The number of steps your watch tracks is an estimate. Your phone may record your estimated step info more accurately.

Speak to see your steps
  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Say "Ok Google." You’ll see a white screen with a red "g."
  3. Say "Show me my steps."
Use the menu to see your steps
  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Touch anywhere on the background of the screen. You’ll see a white screen with a red “g.”
  3. Touch again anywhere on the screen to see a menu of things you can do.
  4. Scroll and touch Show me my steps.

Set goals for daily steps

You can set goals around how many steps you want to take every day. You can then check your watch to see how close you are to reaching your goal.

Your watch comes preset with a goal of 10,000 steps. To change the goal:

  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Touch anywhere on the background of the screen. You'll see a white screen with a red "g."
  3. Touch again anywhere on the screen to see a menu of things you can do.
  4. Touch Show me my steps.
  5. Swipe from ← right to left until you find the menu.
  6. Scroll down and touch Daily step goal.
  7. Scroll and touch the goal you want.

Check your heart rate (if your watch has this feature)

If your watch has a heart rate sensor, you can speak or use the menu to check your heart rate.

Speak to see your heart rate
  1. Tighten your watch strap around your wrist.
  2. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  3. Say "Ok Google." You'll see a white screen with a red "g."
  4. Say "Show me my heart rate."
Use the menu to see your heart rate
  1. Tighten your watch strap around your wrist.
  2. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  3. Touch anywhere on the background of the screen. You'll see a white screen with a red "g."
  4. Touch again anywhere on the screen to see a menu of things you can do.
  5. Scroll and touch Show me my heart rate.

Heart rate monitor isn’t working

If you think your watch’s heart rate monitor isn’t working right, try the following steps.

  1. Tighten the watch strap around your wrist.
  2. Make sure the back of the watch is completely touching your wrist.
  3. Try not to move much or speak loudly if you can avoid it.
  4. Try to measure your heart rate again.


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