Keep track of your heart rate it is one of the best reasons to have a smart watch. But nevertheless, Google fit you are getting a new feature that will allow you to check your heart rate on iPhone without a smartwatch (it was already available on Android ).
While it is not as fast and efficient as using a Smart watch or a fitness tracker, Google Fit is a great alternative if you’re willing to wait a bit for results. You can check your heart and breathing rate with your iPhone’s camera and Google Fit.
If you want to try getting your heart rate, you should use the Google Fit app and lightly place your finger on your phone’s camera to get a heart rate reading. It will take about 30 seconds for the app to monitor “subtle finger color changes” to estimate how fast it is pumping blood.
It is not as useful as a watch or a wearable fitness device, which monitors your heart rate at all times and can alert you if something is wrong . It is still beneficial if you feel something is wrong and you want to check.
To check your breathing rate, you will use the frontal camera . The app will ask you to stay still for 30 seconds while it monitors the subtle movements of your chest to determine how many breaths per minute you take, which can be valuable health information.
The feature was rolled out for Android in early 2021, but now iPhone users can get in on the fun of health tracking with the latest Google Fit update.
As always with this type of medical readings says Google, “these results are not intended for medical purposes and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.”