How to track your heart rate on Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch heart rate
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Smartwatches are used for many reasons, and each user values each feature differently. That's one of the things that makes these wrist computers so great. The fact is that the two people can have the same watch and use it completely differently. Some of the most popular features of a smartwatch are the health and fitness options. Keeping track of your heart health is a good idea, and taking your heart rate on the Pixel Watch can be a helpful method.

How to track your heart rate on Pixel Watch

As Google's first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch is not only well-designed but becomes the first Wear OS device to directly integrate with, and utilize, Fitbit. A brand known for its health and fitness prowess, filtering in your heart rate data can help give you insight into your heart health. 

The Pixel Watch can check your pulse every second to offer real-time readings. Much of this is done automatically and in the background saving the info to your Fitbit account. But when you want to check in and see your heart rate, the following steps will be helpful. 

Before you can check your heart rate using the Pixel Watch, you'll want to be sure you have set up Fitbit first. If you haven't already, we go through those steps here.

1. Press the haptic crown on your Pixel Watch.

2. Scroll through your apps, and tap on the Fitbit Today app.

3. Scroll down and select Heart rate.

Google Pixel Watch heart rate screenshot in app

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That's it. If you scroll through the Heart rate data, you can see your heart rate for the day and week. There's also a card showing the time your pulse has been in the different health zones. Another way to check your heart rate on the Pixel Watch would be to add the Daily Heart Rate tile. If it's not already set up, we've got steps for that here.

Not only is the Pixel Watch one of the best Android smartwatches available, but it's also a pretty great fitness tracker. Being able to monitor your heart rate, ECG, track your steps, and more, all from your wrist, is wonderful. But, as my colleague Jerry Hildenbrand points out, that we shouldn't put our trust in them as the primary way to monitor our health. But using these devices as another tool in your well-being journey isn't a bad idea.

Chris Wedel
Senior Editor - Smart Home
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.