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 paired with an Android phone, Google Fit works best if you install the Google Fit app on the 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 pair Google Fit on your watch with 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, pair your watch and your phone.
  2. Sign in to the same Google Account on your watch and phone.
  3. On your watch and your phone, download the Google Fit app from the Play Store Play Store.

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

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

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

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

If you install the app on a paired device, 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 unpaired.

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 button on the side of your watch.
  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

Wear OS by Google watches

  1. If you can’t see your screen, 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

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 informational purposes only. Consult a physician before you begin a new fitness or nutrition program.

Speak to get your heart rate

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

  1. If you can’t see your screen, 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 continuously

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

To see your heart rate in a chart over time:

  1. If you can’t see your screen, wake up the watch.
  2. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  3. To see your heart 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.
  • Make sure the back of the watch completely touches your wrist.
  • Stop moving your arm. This sometimes makes the sensor inaccurate.
To learn more about Fit and change your settings, visit the Google Fit help center.
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