Google Pixel 6 gets heart rate and respiratory tracking support
Google's Pixel 6 smartphone has received an update that provides early access to heart rate and respiratory tracking features through Google Fit. The functions will enable users to measure their heartbeat and track breathing rate by using the phone's rear camera and flash. While measuring heart rate, the flash boosts the lighting to catch the changes in the finger's color. Here's our roundup.
Why does it matter?
Google Pixel 6 was announced as a flagship smartphone and it has now received some health-focused features as well. According to 9to5Google, even though the said elements are under early access, the handset matched the accuracy of Pixel 5 and Fitbit tracker while measuring heart rate. The features will likely be rolled out for Pixel 6 Pro in the coming days.
Everything to know about the update
The heart rate monitoring and respiratory tracking features for the Pixel 6 smartphone are available via Google Fit. Some users might find these functions with an "early access" tag while others without it, suggesting a server-side release. When you receive the update, the features will appear at the bottom of the Home tab or in Browse > Vitals.
The phone has a 90Hz AMOLED display
As far as its specifications are concerned, the Pixel 6 features a center-aligned punch-hole design with slim bezels, an aluminium frame, an IP68-rated build quality, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The handset bears a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is offered in Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black colors.
It sports a 50MP main camera
The Google Pixel 6 is equipped with a dual rear camera module comprising a 50MP (f/1.9) primary sensor and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens along with dual-LED flash. For selfies and video calling, it has an 8MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera.
It is fueled by a Google Tensor processor
The Google Pixel 6 draws power from a custom Tensor chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Under the hood, it runs on Android 12 and packs a 4,614mAh battery with 30W wired and 21W wireless fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, 5G, and a Type-C port.