If you're spending the day riding your bike, it's natural to want to know how far you've ridden so far. But trying to open your phone when you should be focusing on the road is always a bad idea. Thankfully, it's not hard to have your progress spoken to you.

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How to enable spoken announcements on your smartphone

  1. Open the Google Fit application.
  2. Tap Profile in the lower-right corner.
  3. Tap the Settings icon in the upper-right corner.

    Tap Profile. Tap the Settings icon. Tap Spoken Announcements. Select how often you want the announcements.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list.
  5. Tap Spoken announcements.
  6. Select when you want the announcements.

That's it! Google Fit will let you know what your progress is, either through your phone's speaker or your headphones.

How to enable spoken announcements on your Wear OS watch

  1. Open the Google Fit application**.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Workouts.
  4. Tap Spoken announcements/
  5. Select when you want the announcements.

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If you're all in on Google Fit, it's worth getting a Wear OS watch to track your workouts right from your wrist.

The best watch for Google Fit

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro

The best Wear OS watch is also the best for tracking your workouts.

The Ticwatch Pro features a GPS tracker, heart-rate monitor, and NFC payments.

The Ticwatch Pro is a great watch even if you don't care about fitness tracking. If you do, it's even better. There's a GPS chip to keep track of your bike ride, a heart-rate monitor for the old ticker, and an NFC chip so you can use Google Pay without your phone.

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