Google Fit trackers on Wear OS Galaxy Watches

Girl wearing Galaxy Watch5 with Heart Rate tracker on

Galaxy watches running Wear OS are the perfect additions to your health and wellness routine. They’re compatible with Google Fit trackers, which allow you to track important physical information like heart rate while you’re working out. There are dozens of workout options to choose from, like biking, yoga, hiking, and even additional workouts like swimming and ice skating. You’ll also be able to monitor your breathing with guided exercises in the Breathe tracker, and check up on your personal goals with the Activity tracker. The Google Fit app can be accessed from your connected phone as well.

Note: Google Fit trackers must be downloaded from the Play Store. Google Fit and Samsung Health data cannot be synced, however the watch can still track data in both apps.

Caution: The information gathered from this device, Samsung Health, or related software is not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent diseases or other conditions.

Heart Points

Sometimes, working out is more enjoyable when you’re rewarded for your effort. With Google Fit, you can earn Heart Points every time you finish an exercise routine that raises your heart rate. This includes workouts like walking, running, and biking. You can find your Heart Points in the Activity tracker.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap the Activity tracker (it looks like a circle with the letter C in it).

  2. Your Heart Points will be displayed at the top. The default daily goal for Heart Points is 20, and the weekly goal is 150.

  3. To change your preferences for Heart Points, swipe to the bottom of the screen and then tap Settings.

  4. Tap Activity goals, and then tap Heart Points a day. Tap your desired goal per day to set your new goal.

Activity goals highlighted in the Google Fit app


With the Google Fit Activity tracker, you can choose from a variety of workouts, such as cycling and strength training. The tracker will monitor your workout and provide you with a summary of your progress.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap the Workout tracker (it looks like a man running).

    Google Fit Work out tracker highlighted on a Samsung Galaxy Watch
  2. From here, you can select your desired workout. Swipe up or down to view the suggested workouts, or tap + Other workouts to add a new one. All workouts will be listed in alphabetical order, so you can easily swipe through the options to find the one you’re looking for.

  3. Tap your desired workout, and then tap Start in the center (it looks like a play button). 

    Note: Some workouts will require GPS to be turned on.

  4. A countdown will begin. Different types of movements and data will be tracked depending on the workout. Tap the center of the screen to toggle the Calories, Clock, steps, and Heart Points.

  5. When you’re finished, the watch will stop tracking. Or, you can swipe right and tap Pause or Stop. If you paused the workout, you can resume by tapping Start again.

  6. The watch will give you a summary of your workout, which includes the duration, Heart Points, Active time, and calories burned.

  7. Tap the check mark to save the data, or tap the Delete icon to remove the data.


If you’re feeling a little stressed out during the day, you can use a guided breathing exercise with the Google Fit Breathe tracker. This will help you control your breathing so you can relax for a few minutes.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap Breathe tracker (it looks like a gust of wind).

    Google Fit Breathe tracker highlighted on a Samsung Galaxy Watch
  2. Select a breathing session by tapping the suggested times, or tap the Menu (the dots and horizontal lines) and swipe up or down to set your own duration. Tap the check mark to confirm.

  3. Next, follow the on-screen instructions. When the session is finished, your results will display.

  4. If you begin another session, the additional results will be displayed along with a timestamp and the day of the week.

Heart rate

Your resting heart rate, also known as beats per minute (bpm) can be measured with the Google Fit Heart rate tracker. For the best results, make sure you’re in a comfortable position before starting this tracker.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap the Heart rate tracker (it looks like an EKG test line).

  2. Swipe up, and then tap Measure to begin measuring your bpm for one minute.

  3. The results will appear when the measurement is finished. If you measure your bpm again, those additional measurements will be displayed with a timestamp under your most recent measurement.

Google Fit Heart rate tracker highlighted on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

Note: While measuring your heart rate, you may see a notification asking you to tighten the watch band and then try again. Do so, and then tap Measure to restart the measurement.

Activity goals

The Google Fit Activity goals tracker allows you to review all of your goals and results in one place, such as Heart Points, step count, calories burned, and miles achieved.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap the Activity tracker (it looks like a circle with the letter C in it).

  2. Swipe up on the screen to access the Heart rate, Workout, and Breathe trackers, and then select your desired tracker.

  3. You can go back to the Activity goals tracker at any time to view your progress and combined results.

Google Fit Activity tracker highlighted on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

Tracker settings

The Google Fit trackers have their own settings that can be adjusted according to your preferences. For instance, you can customize your personal goals, enable automatic tracking, and search for Bluetooth sensors.

From the Home screen, swipe up to access the Apps screen, and then navigate to and tap the tracker of your choice. Swipe to and tap Settings. The following settings will be available:

  • Activity goals: View and set your goals for Heart Points and steps a day. Tap each goal to change the counter. You can also tap Customize under the steps a day option.

  • Edit profile: Edit your height and weight.

List of settings for the Google Fit app
  • Units: Select your preferred units of measurement for height, weight, distance, and energy.

  • Fit account: Allow Google to track your physical activity and vital signs.

  • Track physical activity: Turn automatic tracking on or off.

  • Diagnostics: Share diagnostic data with Google.

  • Use location: Enable and store your watch’s location.

  • Use body sensors: Track your heart rate during exercises and breathing sessions.

  • Bluetooth sensors: Scan for available Bluetooth sensors.

  • If you’d like to access the trackers and tracker settings faster, you can add a tracker tile to your watch. From the Home screen, swipe left and then tap + Add tiles, and then swipe to the tracker you’d like to add, such as Breathe. Touch and hold the tracker to add it as a new tile. To open it from the Home screen, just swipe left until you see it, and then tap it.

Use Google Fit on your phone

When you use a Google Fit tracker on your watch, the data will transfer to the Google Fit app on the connected phone as well. First, you'll need to download the app on your phone and then sign in with your Google Account.

  1. Navigate to and open the Play Store, and then search for and select Google Fit: Activity Tracking. Tap Install.

    Note: You can tap the drop-down arrow and select your watch as well as your phone, so the app can be installed on both devices.

    Google Fit install screen in the Play Store
  2. Tap Open, and then sign into your Google account.

  3. Enter some personal information on the next screen, such as your weight and height, and then tap Next.

  4. Tap Turn on to enable the app to track all of your activities.

  5. Next, you’ll see a summary of your Heart Points, steps, calories, miles, and movement, as well as your daily goals, weekly target, last workout, and trends.

  6. Tap Add (the plus sign) to add blood pressure data or weight data, a new activity, or to begin tracking a workout.

Google Fit information

If you’re having trouble using Google Fit or would like to know more, please review the following information:

  • The Galaxy Watch4, Watch5, and Watch6 series use Google's Wear OS, which makes it possible to install and use Google apps, such as the Google Fit trackers. However, previous Galaxy watch models use Tizen OS, which is not compatible with Google Fit trackers.

  • Samsung Health data and Google Fit data cannot be synced.

  • The Galaxy watch version of Google Fit does not include a sleep tracker. You will need to use the Samsung Health app to measure your sleep data.

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