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Use Fit on Android Wear devices

The Google Fit app can be used on Android Wear devices as well as on other Android devices such as smartphones. You'll get the most out of Google Fit on your Android Wear watch when you pair it with your Android mobile phone or tablet. You can also use Fit only on your Android Wear watch. But you won't be able to see as much information or track as much of your activity.

Install and use Fit on Android Wear

Install Fit on Android Wear

You can install Google Fit on your phone and watch from Google Play.

Google Fit works best if you install the Google Fit app on the phone you paired with your watch. Then you can get more data and sync your data between your phone, watch, and other apps.

If you use Google Fit on your Android Wear watch without installing it on your phone you won't get as many features.

Pair Fit on Android Wear with your Android phone

Pairing Fit on Android Wear with a mobile device means your watch and phone will share data and you will get more features. Extra features include counting distance moved and calories burned, tracking workouts in real-time, auto-tracking of strength exercises, and third-party data linking.

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

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

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.

See more information about pairing your Android Wear device and your phone and what happens when your Android Wear device and phone are unpaired.

Use Fit on Android Wear only

If you use Fit on Android Wear without installing the app on a paired phone you can:

  • See how many steps you've taken in the past 7 days.
  • See your past 10 heart rate measurements.
  • Use Fit watch faces.

But without installing the app on a paired phone you can't:

  • Count reps of squats, push-ups, and sit-ups.
  • See distance and calories burned.
  • Connect to third parties like MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.
  • And use some other features.

To get these features you'll need to pair your Android Wear device to a mobile device with the Fit app.

Note: see more information about pairing your Android Wear device and your phone and what happens when your Android Wear device and phone are unpaired.

Show or hide Fit cards

You watch will show cards from Google Fit. These cards will show things like summaries of how many steps you've taken and how long you've been active for .

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.

Turn off all cards from Fit

If you don't want to see any cards from Google Fit you can block the app:

  1. If your screen is dim, tap 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 Block app.
  4. Tap Block App and follow the instructions.

Track steps and set daily step goals

Fit estimates how many steps you take throughout the day. 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.

See your steps

You can see your current step estimate by speaking to your watch or using the menu:

Speak to see steps

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Say "Ok Google." You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
  3. Say "Show me my steps."

Use the menu to see your steps

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe from right to left ← three times. You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
  3. Scroll down and tap Show me my steps.

Use a Google Fit watch face to see your steps

To see your steps on your watch face, use a Google Fit watch face.

Note: The number of steps your watch tracks is an estimate.

Set daily step goals

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

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe from right to left ← three times. You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
  3. Scroll down and tap Show me my steps.
  4. Find the menu by swiping from right to left ←.
  5. Scroll down and tap Daily step goal.
  6. Scroll and tap the goal you want.

Start a strength training challenge

Google Fit can automatically count reps for push-ups, squats, and sit-ups with your Android Wear device. Each activity has beginner, intermediate, and advanced challenge levels.

Start a strength challenge

Start a challenge

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe from right to left ← to see your app list.
  3. Tap and open Google Fit Google Fit.
  4. Scroll and find Start an Activity.

Note: The watch may take up to three reps to show a count. It should detect most of your reps with proper form. If you find the watch is missing a significant number of reps, check your exercise form.

Choose your challenge level

Each exercise has beginner, intermediate, and advance challenges. These are levels which set you goals for number of reps to complete each day. The goal will increase as you get stronger over the course of the challenge.

If you aren't sure which level you are, start with beginner. The starting number of reps for each level are:

Challenge

Beginner

starts at

Intermediate 

starts at

Advanced

starts at

Push-ups

5

10

20

Sit-ups

5

15

25

Squats

15

25

35

 

Check your heart rate

If your watch has a heart rate sensor, you can speak or use the menu to check your heart rate. Not all watches have this feature.

Note: 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.

Speak to see your heart rate
  1. Tighten your watch strap around your wrist.
  2. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  3. Say "Ok Google." You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
  4. Say "Show me my heart rate."
Use the menu to see heart rate
  1. Tighten your watch strap around your wrist.
  2. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  3. Swipe from right to left ← three times. You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
  4. Scroll down and tap 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.
    • Note: the sensor doesn't work as well when your arm moves a lot or if there's loud noise. You may get a more accurate reading if you are still and fairly quiet.
  4. Try to measure your heart rate again.

Use Google Fit Watch Faces

You can use a Google Fit watch face to see progress towards your daily goals on your watch face.

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Tap and hold anywhere on the background of your watch face for two seconds.
  3. Swipe from right to left to browse designs, then tap to choose one.

Tip: You can also change your watch face through the Android Wear app on your mobile device.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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