Google launched the ability to measure heart rate and respiratory rates in some Android phones earlier this year. This feature lets users use their phones’ cameras to measure the distance. These are very welcome additions to the Google Fit app iOS. iPhone users now have the ability to measure their heart rate and respiratory rates without the need for an Apple Watch.
These new features have been made available to iPhone users, according to a 9to5Google Report. You will find two buttons on the main tab of the Fit app to start either one of these processes. However, the company warns that these readings should not be used for medical purposes. You should consult a doctor immediately if you suspect you may have a serious heart condition.
The app will prompt you to press down on your iPhone’s rear camera to measure your heart rate. For more precise readings, you must be seated in a well-lit place. You can also use the flashlight toggle on the screen. It takes approximately half an hour, and you should stay still throughout it. This feature is available even when you are offline.
The Google Fit app will ask you to place your smartphone on a flat surface and then sit down in front of the phone. The app will use your front camera and detect movement in your chest and face. For a more precise result, you must remain still and continue to breathe normally.
If your app is current, you can use both of these features. Force quit the app if you don’t see these buttons in the Home section. You can reinstall the Google Fit app if you don’t still see them. It’s free and available on the App Store. You can also sync data between both services with Apple’s HealthKit.