Galaxy Watch Active: How to use it efficiently?

Last Update date : Oct 29. 2020

In this FAQ, learn how to use your Galaxy Watch Active
• As a personal coach
• As an intelligent planner
• Activate dual clock when aboard
• As a convenient reminder

Using as a personal coach for your health

Take care of your health with the Galaxy Watch Active.

The heart rate sensor measures your heart rate and analyses your stress level and sleep pattern. You can also create a personal routine based on the profile data you entered.

You can use various other exercises and health managing features when you use the Galaxy Watch Active while connected to a Mobile Device.

 

Achieving your daily activity target


The Galaxy Watch Active helps you manage your weight and health based on your target, such as the calories burned, exercise time, or activity time, and the entered profile.

You can check your daily target at a glance with the daily activity graph from the Daily Activity widget or Samsung Health App. You can use this information to track your health and do more activities to create a well-balanced daily routine and become healthier.

 

Your daily activity graph can be checked in the following ways:


• Activity: Check your daily calories burned. As you approach your calorie goal, the graph will increase.

• Workout: Check your daily workout time. As you approach your workout goal, the graph will increase.

• More hourly: Check your daily activity time. You can also check the time that you do light activities, such as stretching and inactivity time. As you approach your activity goal, the graph will increase

 

To set your target, swipe the screen upwards or downward on the daily activity screen and tap Settings > Set
targets > tap each item to make your own goal.

Managing stress and sleep quality


A more accurate heart rate sensor continuously measures your stress levels and sleep patterns.


When the stress level measurement is completed, tap BREATHE > and relax by following the directions that the Galaxy Watch Active provides. Breathing will help you relieve stress.

 

Your sleeping pattern will be measured and divided into four states. After waking up in the morning, you can check your sleep pattern on the sleep tracker screen or through the Sleep widget. Find out your sleep pattern through constant observation.

Please note: The sleep pattern will have its four states (waking, light, deep, REM) analyzed by using your movement and changes in your heart rate. A graph will be provided with both your sleep pattern and the average sleep pattern of people in the same age group on it

Experiencing enhanced exercises


The Galaxy Watch Active supports about 40 indoor and outdoor exercises and activities.


Exercise efficiently with the Galaxy Watch Active at home, outside, or at a fitness center. The Galaxy Watch Active helps you achieve your set target by carefully checking your workout time, distance, speed, heart rate, and calorie consumption during exercising.


You can effectively continue through several exercises in one session. After finishing one exercise, start the next exercise immediately.

Using as an intelligent planner

Checking out today’s information


Use the Galaxy Watch Active on an important day. You can view information such as schedules, reminders, and the alarm time on the Watch screen even if you do not run any applications.


Tap and hold the Watch screen and swipe the screen left or right to select the My day watch face. You can view your daily schedule and manage it on the My day watch face.


You can view the following information on the watch face:


• Today’s schedule you have set on the calendar

• Items you have saved as reminders

• Alarm times

Please note: You can only check schedule and alarm information that has been set within10 hours
of the current time. The alarm information added to the Mobile Device is not displayed on the Watch screen

Managing my daily life


The Galaxy Watch Active helps you enjoy your life comfortably. The customization service of the Galaxy Watch Active identifies your lifestyle and taste and provides appropriate features according to your location or situation. Start and end your day with the Galaxy Watch Active.


The Galaxy Watch Active will provide you with what you need the most anytime,anywhere.

 

• This feature is available after connecting the Galaxy Watch Active to a Mobile Device that supports the customization service platform 2.2 or later. After making an agreement to use the customization service, launch the Settings App, tap Accounts and backup > Accounts > Samsung account > Privacy > Customization Service, and then tap the switch to activate it
 

• If the previously analyzed lifestyle pattern changes, the Galaxy Watch Active will provide the service and feature based on the changed pattern

a) Being briefed twice a day

You can be briefed on useful information you need for the day after waking up and before going to bed.


On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Advance > Daily briefing > Get briefings automatically and tap the switch to activate it.
 

After waking up, the Galaxy Watch Active notifies you of today’s important events or weather.


Before you go to bed, the Galaxy Watch Active notifies you of your exercise status, tomorrow’s weather, and reminds you of any unfinished reminders items.

 

You can also be briefed twice a day when you want. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Advance > Daily briefing > Set briefing times, tap the switch to activate it, and then tap Briefing times to set the time to be briefed. However, this feature is available only when you deactivate the Get briefings automatically features first.

b) Launching recommended apps by location and time

Launch your favorite Apps conveniently with widgets. The Galaxy Watch Active analyses your usage patterns by time and place to automatically add your favorite Apps that you have used at specific times or places to the App shortcuts widget.

For example, when you arrive at a bus stop during rush hour, your frequently used maps or transit-related Apps and your music app are automatically added to the widget. Swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and launch automatically added Apps from the App shortcuts widget.


c) Activating goodnight mode to sleep more comfortably

Before bedtime, the Galaxy Watch Active notifies you to go to sleep. Activate goodnight mode optimized for sleep.

On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Advance > Goodnight mode and tap the switch to activate it. To activate goodnight mode while you are sleeping, tap the Use while sleeping switch to activate it.

When you receive the notification for activating goodnight mode, follow the screen to activate it.

The following features are disabled:
• All vibration notifications except for alarms
• The watch always on feature
• The wake-up gesture feature

Goodnight mode is automatically disabled after you wake up.

Using dual clock when you are abroad

If you are travelling abroad or travelling on a business trip, the Galaxy Watch Active automatically detects the changed time zone and suggests that you switch to the dual clock screen to see both the local time and your country’s time. Use the dual clock feature by changing the watch face according to the notifications.

 

This feature is available after connecting the Galaxy Watch Active to a Mobile Device that supports the customization service platform 2.2 or later. After making an agreement to use the customization service, launch the Settings app, tap Accounts and backup > Accounts > Samsung account > Privacy > Customization Service, and then tap the switch to activate it.

Using a convenient reminder

Register a reminder quickly with your voice and get briefed on today’s reminders.

 

Registering reminders with your voice


You can easily save what you need to remember with your voice.


For example, say ‘Call my mom at 3 o’clock’ and make a reminder. At 3 o’clock, you will be notified that it is time to call mom.

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