Google Fit app will get heart rate and respiration monitoring
The proprietary Google Fit app on Pixel smartphones will soon receive a very useful function that can track the user's heartbeats and breathing. In the future, the new feature will be available for other Android devices as well. The function of measuring the heart rate using a smartphone is not at all new, it was present in old models of Samsung smartphones, but after the release of the Galaxy S10, they decided to abandon it.
How will this work? It's simple, the heart rate and respiration monitoring function will work in tandem with the camera. Respiratory rate will be measured by tracking the rise and fall of the chest, heart rate - due to the change in the color of blood while moving on the fingertip. But in order to track the breathing rate, the user will have to use the front camera, while the person's head and chest must be fully visible. And to measure your heart rate, just put your finger on the camera on the back of your smartphone.
It is worth noting that this function is designed to monitor your own well-being, but is in no way intended to fully diagnose any diseases. According to Google itself, they decided to add new features to smartphones to make them available to different groups of people.