According to reports, Google has included heart rate and respiration tracking technologies into its recently announced Pixel 6 smartphone, which can be accessed through the Google Fit app. Users of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a were already able to take advantage of these functionalities. However, for some reason, the function had been absent from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models until recently.
It has already been revealed that Google Fit is pushing this new function, which will allow more users to keep track of their respiratory health on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.
In order to determine whether or not you have these capabilities on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, launch the Google Fit app and select Browse > Vitals from the drop-down menu. Using the back camera on your phone, the heart tracking tool is able to detect small changes in the colour of your fingertips.
In the meanwhile, to measure your respiratory rate, position your head and upper body in front of your phone’s front-facing camera while breathing as normally as possible. When there is adequate light, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are quite accurate when it comes to capturing photos and videos.
The built-in hardware in none of Google’s smartphones is capable of recording and displaying your heart rate in real-time. Instead, it makes use of the camera to detect changes in the colour of your finger in order to provide a rating to you.
When using a previous Pixel, there is a dedicated button to turn on the flashlight; however, this option does not appear to be available on the Pixel 6. This implies that in order to obtain an accurate reading, a well-lit setting is required.
The introduction of heart rate tracking and respiratory tracking features comes less than a week after Google introduced a new Adaptive Sound feature to the Pixel 6 range of smartphones and tablets. According to the developers, the new function would improve the sound quality of the phone speaker by customising the equaliser settings for your specific area.
Also speculated is that Google is still working on introducing face unlock to the Pixel 6 line of smartphones.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 6 is experiencing some difficulties, with a slew of device-related faults having surfaced since its launch. A few customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the new Pixels’ slowness in registering fingerprints. In response to the mounting concern, Google stated that the reason for this was due to an “improved security algorithm.”