Samsung Health features on Galaxy Watch

Last Update Date : Dec 03. 2018
Samsung Health

Samsung Health records and manages your 24-hour activity and sleep pattern to cultivate a healthy habit. When connecting your Galaxy Watch to your mobile devices, you can save and manage the health-related data and also receive the useful information about your health every day.

 

When you exercise for more than 10 minutes while wearing the Galaxy Watch, it will display an encouraging message.

 

When the Galaxy Watch recognises inactivity for more than one hour, it will notify you and show you some stretching motions to follow.

 

When your Galaxy Watch recognises you are driving, it may not display an encouraging message or stretches.

CaloriesClick to Expand

You can check your calories burned by day or week.
Tap   (Samsung Health) on the Apps screen and open the calories screen.

Alternatively, rotate the bezel clockwise on the Watch screen, select the Health summary widget, and then tap the calories menu.

 

To view records by day, tap View each date.

Calories

Please Note: 

• The calories you burn includes your basal metabolism calculated based on the profile you registered. When you launch the Samsung Health app for the first time, the basal metabolism you expend until the time you launch the app will be displayed as the calories you burn.
• Activate the weight management feature in the Samsung Health app on your mobile device to check your weight on the calorie balance screen. You can manage your daily and weekly calories burned and calorie intake based on the target weight you set.

StepsClick to Expand

The Galaxy Watch counts the number of steps you have taken and measures the distance travelled.

 

Measuring your step count and distance you walk

 

Tap (Samsung Health)on the Apps screen and rotate the bezel clockwise to open the steps tracker screen.

Alternatively, rotate the bezel clockwise on the Watch screen, select the Health summary widget, and then tap the steps tracker menu.

 

Steps

To view weekly records with a graph, swipe upwards or downwards on the screen.

To view records by day, tap View each date.

 

• When you start to measure your step, the step tracker monitors your steps and displays your step account after a brief delay because your Galaxy Watch accurately recognises your movement after you walk for a while. Also, for an accurate step count, you may experience a brief delay before the pop-up window indicates that a certain goal has been reached.
• If you use the steps tracker while travelling by car or train, vibration may affect your step count.

 

Setting the step target

 

1 Tap Settings .
2 Tap Step target.
3 Rotate the bezel to set the target and tap DONE

 

Setting the alarm

 

To receive an alarm for reaching a target, tapSettings and tap Notifications switch to activate it.

FloorsClick to Expand

Record and track how many floors you climb.

 

Measuring the floors you climb

 

Tap (Samsung Health) on the Apps screen and rotate the bezel clockwise to open the floors tracker screen.

Alternatively, rotate the bezel clockwise on the Watch screen, select the Health summary widget, and then tap the floors tracker menu.

Floors

To view weekly records with a graph, swipe upwards or downwards on the screen.

To view records by day, tap View each date.


• One floor is calculated as approximately 3 metres. The floors measured may not match the actual floors you climb.
• The floors measured may not be accurate depending on the environment, the user’s movements, and the conditions of buildings.
• The floors measured may not be accurate if water (shower and water activity) or foreign materials enter the atmospheric pressure sensor. If there is any detergent, sweat, or raindrops on the Galaxy Watch, rinse it with clean water and dry the atmospheric pressure sensor thoroughly before use.

 

Setting the target for climbing floors

 

 

1 Tap Settings .
2 Tap Floor target.
3 Rotate the bezel to set the target and tap DONE

 

Setting the alarm

 

To receive an alarm for reaching a target, tapSettings and tap Notifications switch to activate it.

ExerciseClick to Expand

Record your exercise information and calories burned using Samsung Health’s exercise feature.

 

• Before using this feature, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, users suffering from conditions, such as chronic heart disease or high blood pressure, are recommended to seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
• If you feel dizzy, experience pain, or have difficulty breathing during exercise, stop using this feature and seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
• If you have just purchased or have reset the Galaxy Watch, create your profile.

Please Note: 

Be aware of following conditions before exercising in cold weather conditions:
• Avoid using the device in cold weather. If possible, use the device indoors.
• If you use the device outside in cold weather, cover the Galaxy Watch with your sleeves before using it.

SleepClick to Expand

Analyse your sleep pattern and record it by measuring your heart rate while you are sleeping.


• The sleep pattern will have its four states (Awake, REM, Light, Deep) analysed by using your movement and changes in your heart rate while sleeping. However, Auto HR settings should be set to Always to measure your heart rate continuously while sleeping.
• If your heart rate is irregular, your Galaxy Watch cannot recognise your heart rate properly, or you do not set Auto HR settings to Always, the sleep pattern will be analysed into three states (Restless, Light, Motionless).
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch, wear the Galaxy Watch firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist.

 

Measuring your sleep pattern

 

1 Sleep while wearing the Galaxy Watch.
The Galaxy Watch will start to measure your sleep pattern.
2 Tap (Samsung Health) on the Apps screen
3 Rotate the bezel clockwise to open the sleep tracker screen.
4 View your sleep pattern and information.

 

Setting the sleep report notification

 

1 Tap Notifications. .
2 Tap the Sleep report notifications switch to activate it. The notification will appear after your sleep pattern has been analyzed.

Measuring your heart rateClick to Expand
1 Tap (Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
2 Rotate the bezel clockwise to open the heart rate tracker screen.
1 Tap MEASURE to begin measuring your heart rate.
After a moment, your current heart rate will be displayed on the screen.
The Galaxy Watch displays information about your heart rate. The heart rate is measured based on your age and gender you entered in your profile and show whether your heart rate is within or out of the average heart rate.

Track your heart rate

 

Galaxy Watch can automatically measure and record your heart rate at regular intervals in your daily life when you are not using exercise trackers.

 

Tap on the heart rate tracker screen, rotate the bezel to select Auto HR settings, and then
select the option you want.


• Always : Your heart rate will be automatically measured continuously, regardless of your movement.

• Frequent : The Galaxy Watch will attempt to measure your heart rate at an interval of 10 minutes when you do not move.

• Never : Your heart rate will not be measured automatically. Your heart rate will be measured regardless of the Auto HR settings while working out.

 

Your heart rate will be measured regardless of the Auto HR settings while working out.

Stress

StressClick to Expand

Calculate and record your stress level by using changes in your heart rate and reduce your stress by following the breathing instructions that Galaxy Watch provides.

• Repeated measurement will bring the more accurate result
• Your personal emotions are not calculated when measuring your stress level
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch, wear the device firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist

 

Measuring your stress level

 

1 Tap (Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
2 Rotate the bezel clockwise to open the stress tracker screen.
3 Tap MEASURE to begin measuring your stress level. After a moment, your current stress level will be displayed on the screen.

 

Alleviating the stress

 

You can reduce stress with a deep and slow breathing by following the Galaxy Watch.

1 Tap BREATHE > after measuring the stress.
2 Tap Target , rotate bezel to set the target, and then tap SET .
3 Tap Inhale/Exhale to set how long will you inhale and exhale.
4 Tap and start to breathe following the sound.
5 Tap to stop.

 

Tracking your stress level

 

The Galaxy Watch can automatically measure and record your stress level at regular intervals in your daily life.
Tap   on the stress tracker screen, rotate the bezel to select Auto stress settings, and then select the Always switch to activate it.

• The stress level is not measured automatically while you are sleeping or moving a lot.

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