How do I record my steps or other exercise using the Samsung Health app?

How do I record my steps or other exercise using the Samsung health app?

Samsung Health tracks your activity, nutrition and sleep, and delivers insights based on your progress. You can even book live video doctor appointments or get information, fast, with the symptom checker.

Please note: the Samsung Health app is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

How do I record my steps?Click to Expand

Please note: the Samsung Health app is intended to provide an approximation of the amout of steps you've made rather than an exact recording. There are a number of factors that can impact how steps are calculated including: 

 

  • movement of a vehicle, your hand, or your movement while on a sofa or in bed
  • where the device is located (pocket or bag)
  • stride calculations

Once you've opened the Samsung Health app for the first time, it will automatically turn on the step recording function. To view your steps for the day or to set a target, tap the steps section.

Tap the Steps section

Here you can view how many steps you've taken, the total distance, how many calories you've burnt and your pace. You can also adjust the daily step target.

1 Tap the menu icon. It will appear as three dot in the top right corner
Tap the menu icon
2 Tap Set target
Tap Set target
3 Drag the slider left or right to adjust the target
Drag the slider to adjust the target
How can I track my exercise?Click to Expand

Samsung Health comes loaded with a wide variety of exercises that can be tracked to calculate the amount of calories you've burnt.

Please note: Samsung Health provides an estimation of calories burnt based on the time you have been exercising. If you've been exercising in a way that isn't listed, please select the most similar type of exercise.

1 Tap the Exercise section
Tap the Exercise section
2 Select the exercise you would like to do
Tap the exercise you would like to do

If you can't see your exercise listed, tap Add workouts to select from the full list of exercises.

Tap Add workouts to see the full list
3 Set a target for your exercise by tapping the down arrow next to Basic workout. If you don't want a target, select Basic workout
Tap the down arrow next to Basic workout to set a workout target
4 To start recording your workout, tap the Start button
Tap the Start button
5 Tap the lock icon to save power and prevent accidental touches of your device
Tap the Lock icon
6 Slide the lock icon left or right to unlock your device
Slide the lock icon to unlock your device
7 To pause or end your workout tap Pause
Tap Pause
8 To end your workout tap Finish
Tap Finish

A breakdown of your workout will be displayed. Tap Images or Notes to add more details about your workout.

Tap images or notes to add more details about your workout
How do I add a workout manually?Click to Expand

Sometimes it's easier to leave your phone behind when you exercise. Fortunately, you can add in the details of your workout to the Samsung Health app afterwards.

Please note: if you are using a seperate fitness device and are looking to add data to Samsung Health, it is not currently possible to add calorie details. Samsung Health calculates calorie details automatically based on time spent exercising and distance. 

1 Tap the Exercise section
Tap the Exercise section
2 Tap the exercise you would like to add
Tap an exercise
3 Tap Enter data
Tap Enter data
4 Enter the Start time and Duration of the exercise

Please note: depending on the type of exercise you are adding there may be additional data to input such as distance

Enter the Start time and Duration of the exercise

Samsung Health will automatically calculate the amount of calories used during the workout. 

5 Tap Save
Tap Save
How can I view details of my past workouts?Click to Expand
1 Tap the Active time section
Tap the Active Time section
2 Tap Trends
Tap Trends
3 Drag the slider left or right to select a different day
Drag the slider to change date
4 Tap Days to change the view
Tap Days to switch views
5 Select between Days, Weeks and Months
Select between days, weeks and months
6 Tap on a workout to view more details about it
Tap on a workout
How do I delete a workout?Click to Expand
1 In the Exercise section, tap Recent workouts
Tap Recent Workouts
2 Tap Delete
Tap Delete
3 Select the workout(s) you'd like to delete
Select the workouts you want to delete
4 Tap Delete
Tap Delete

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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