See your heart rate & check your steps

To check your heart rate, steps, and other information, use the Google Fit app on your smartwatch.

Set up Google Fit

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

Option 1: Connect Google Fit on your smartwatch & phone

If you use Google Fit on your watch and your phone, your devices will share info. You’ll also get more info about your fitness, like distance moved, calories burned, and real-time workout tracking.

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

You’ll find your Google Fit data on both your phone and watch when 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

You can use Google Fit on your watch without connecting to your phone. On your watch, download the Google Fit app from the Play Store Google Play.

If you use Google Fit only on your watch, you can:

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

But if you also install the app on a connected phone, you can also:

  • 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

Learn more about what happens when your watch and phone are not connected.

Track your steps

You can check how much you've walked so far. Google Fit shows an estimate of how many steps you’ve taken throughout the day.

See your steps in Google Fit
  1. If you can’t see your screen, wake up the watch.
  2. To see a list of your apps, press the Power button.
  3. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  4. Scroll down to see your steps and overall walking distance. 
  5. To see more details, tap Steps.
Speak to see your steps
  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe right until you see the Assistant screen. Then, tap Microphone Microphone.
    • If your watch doesn’t show this option, press and hold the Power button.
  3. Say "Show me my steps."

Check your heart rate

To monitor your heart rate, you need a watch with a heart rate sensor. Some examples include:

  • LG Watch Sport
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Montblanc Summit
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Misfit Vapor

You can also use a Bluetooth heart rate sensor, like a chest strap.

Note: The heart-rate functions are not medical devices and are intended for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before you begin a new fitness or nutrition program.

Use a Bluetooth heart rate sensor

  1. If you can't see your screen, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth on your watch is turned on.
  3. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  4. Go to Settings Settingsand then Bluetooth sensors.
  5. Select your device. If you don't see your device, tap Scan.
  6. If necessary, give Fit permission to use your sensor.

When your heart rate is being tracked with the sensor, next to the BPM on your watch, you'll see Bluetooth Bluetooth.

Speak to get your heart rate

For best results, make sure your sensor is securely in place.

  1. If you can’t see your screen, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe right until you see the Assistant. Then tap Microphone Microphone.
    • If your watch doesn’t show this option, press and hold the Power button.
  3. Say "Show me my heart rate."
Measure your heart rate over time

To see your heart rate in a chart over time:

  1. If you can’t see your screen, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  3. To see your heart rate chart, scroll down to the "Heart rate" section.
Fix your heart rate monitor

If your heart rate monitor isn't working, try these steps:

  • Tighten the watch strap around your wrist or adjust the fit of your Bluetooth sensor.
  • Make sure the back of the sensor completely touches your skin.
  • Keep still. Moving sometimes makes the sensor inaccurate.
To learn more about Fit and change your settings, visit the Google Fit help center.
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