Use Google Fit on your watch or phone

You can use the Google Fit app on Wear OS by Google watches to track your fitness. To learn more and manage your Google Fit settings, visit the Google Fit help center.

Set up Google Fit

If your watch is paired with an Android phone, Google Fit works best if you install the Google Fit app on the phone. Then you can access more info and sync your data between your phone, watch, and other apps.

Option 1: Connect Google Fit on your smartwatch & phone

If you pair Google Fit on your watch with your phone, your devices will share data. You’ll also see more info about your fitness, like distance moved, calories burned, real-time workout tracking, and other info from non-Google fitness apps.

  1. If you haven’t yet, pair your watch and your phone.
  2. Sign in to the same Google Account on your watch and phone.
  3. On your watch, download Google Fit from the Play Store app Play Store.
  4. On your phone, download the Google Fit app from the Play Store Play Store.

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

  • You signed into the same Google Account on both devices.
  • The app is installed on both devices.
  • Both devices are turned on.

If the two devices are far apart from each other, they’ll sync their data when they're close together again.

Option 2: Use Google Fit on your watch only

To use Google Fit on your wrist without connecting to your phone, on your watch, download Google Fit from the Play Store app Play Store.

If you use Google Fit on your smartwatch without installing the app on a paired device, you can still:

  • See how many steps you've taken in the past 7 days
  • See your past 10 heart rate measurements

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

  • Count reps of squats, push-ups, and sit-ups
  • See distance and calories burned
  • Connect to other apps and services like MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, and Strava
  • And use certain other features

Learn more about what happens when your watch and phone are unpaired.

Track steps and set daily step goals

You can set goals around how many steps you want to take every day, and check your watch to see how close you are to reaching your goal. Google Fit shows an estimate of how many steps you’ve taken throughout the day.

Speak to see your 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."
Set daily step goals

Your watch comes preset with a goal of 10,000 steps, but you can change that goal.

On Wear OS by Google

  1. To see a list of your apps, press the button on the side of your watch.
    • If you don't see a list of apps, you're using a different watch version. See the steps for "On all other watches."
  2. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Goals.
  5. Scroll and tap the goal you want.
  6. Tap Edit goal.

On all other watches

  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.
  3. Scroll down and tap Show me my steps.
  4. Swipe right until you see the menu.
  5. Scroll down and tap Daily step goal.
  6. Scroll and tap the goal you want.

Check your heart rate

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

Note: The heart-rate functions are not medical devices and are intended for information purposes only. Please be sure to consult a physician before beginning a new fitness or nutrition program.

Speak to see your heart rate

For best results, tighten your watch strap around your wrist.

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. When your watch is ready, say "Ok Google."
  3. Say "Show me my heart rate."
Measure your heart rate continuously

To monitor your heart rate, you need a smartwatch with a Heart Rate sensor.

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Press the button on the side of your watch.
  3. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  4. To see your heart rate in a chart, scroll down to the "Heart rate" section.
Heart rate monitor isn’t working

If you think your watch's heart rate monitor isn't working right, try these steps.

  • Tighten the watch strap around your wrist.
  • Make sure the back of the watch is completely touching your wrist.
  • Stop moving and speak quietly. Sometimes the sensor doesn't work as well when your arm moves a lot or if there's loud noise.

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