Google Pixel 6/Pro now supports heart rate and breathing rate detection

pushed two new functions to the Google Fit health management software for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users. This allows users to get some “smartwatch functions” without wearing a smartwatch. This update allows Google Pixel 6 series users to use the smartphone’s rear camera to detect the user’s heart rate. Furthermore, users can also use the front camera to detect the user’s chest condition to obtain the user’s breathing rate. 

The heart rate detection function is achieved by using the cameras of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to recognize subtle changes on the user’s index finger. The new version of Google Fit can use these data to recognize the user’s heart. Also, within a few seconds, it can get the user’s specific heart rate value.

How to use Pixel 6 / 6 Pro to measure heart rate

If users want to use this feature, here are a few steps


  • Open the new version of Fit
  • Swipe down from the health information area at the top of the page to the “Discover” area
  • Find the “Check Heart Rate” function card
  • Click the “Start” button on the card
  • Place your index finger on the rear camera to start heart rate monitoring.

The respiratory rate detection function uses the front camera of the mobile phone to detect the ups and downs of the user’s chest cavity to obtain the result of the detection value. It is important to note that these features are not fully available for now. 

The two functions are marked as “early experience” on some users’ mobile phones. As far as accuracy is concerned, there are claims that it is quite accurate. There are reports that the accuracy of the heart rate detection function is very high, and in a darker place, the final result will have a deviation of about 30 bpm. Obviously, these features will need more specific tests to ascertain their accuracy.

Pixel 6 specifications

  • 6.4-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, Titan M2 security chip
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 50MP rear camera with GN1 sensor, f/1.85 aperture, OIS, 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, spectral and flicker sensor, 4K video recording at up to 60fps
  • 8MP front camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 84° wide field of view,
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Dimensions: 158.6×74.8×8.9 mm; Weight: 207g
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 3 microphones
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • 4614mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, 21W wireless charging

Google Pixel 6 Pro specifications

  • 6.7-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) curved pOLED LTPO display with 10Hz-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Google Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, Titan M2 security chip
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 50MP rear camera with GN1 sensor, f/1.85 aperture, 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 48MP telephoto camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, ƒ/3.5 aperture, 4X optical zoom, 4K video recording at up to 60fps
  • 11MP front camera with Sony IMX663 sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 94° field-of-view, 4K video recording at up to 60fps
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Dimensions: 163.9×75.9×8.9 mm; Weight: 210g
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 3 microphones
  • 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, ultra-wideband (UWB), GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • 5000mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, 23W wireless charging

Via: gizchina.com

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