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Google Fit on iOS can now measure your heart rate and breathing rate using your iPhone's cameras

By Kenny Yeo - on 27 Dec 2021, 9:27am

Google Fit on iOS can now measure your heart rate and breathing rate using your iPhone's cameras

(Image source: 9to5 Google)

Google has just quietly updated Google Fit on iOS. It can now use your iPhones cameras to measure your heart and breathing rates.

Users can get Google Fit to measure their heart rates by placing their fingers over the rear cameras and applying some pressure. 

The heart rate measurement feature works by tracking small changes in the colour of your finger. This, as well as other factors such as skin tone, age, and more, are used to give an estimate of your heart rate. It takes about 30 seconds and the test can be done offline without an Internet connection.

And as for breathing rates, that works by using the front-facing camera and computer vision tracking to measure the numbers of breaths you take per minute.

Simply place the phone on a stable service with your head and upper body clear and then follow the on-screen instructions to get a reading.

According to Google, "these results are not intended for medical purposes and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition."

In other words, see a doctor if you are not feeling well.

Source: 9to5 Google

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