How to manually add steps to 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 also share your progress with other people and access activity programmes to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.

If you don’t already have the Samsung Health app installed on your phone you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. 

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?

Please note: the Samsung Health app is intended to provide an approximation of the amount 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. You can view your steps for the day or set a target in the top steps section.

Tap the Steps section

If you click on the steps section you can view more information such as 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 and look at previous days’ step counts.

1 Tap into the Steps section and then tap the menu icon. It will appear as three dots 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?

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 List icon in the Exercise section
Tap the List icon in the Exercise section
2 Select the exercise you would like to do

Please note: You can favourite up to three exercises to show on your Health home screen, making it easier to add these types of workouts.

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 arrow towards the bottom of the screen. If you don't want a target, select No target
Tap the down arrow next to Basic workout to set a workout target
Tap No target if you don’t want to set a 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 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?

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 separate 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 List icon in the Exercise section
Tap the List icon in the Exercise section
2 Tap the exercise you would like to add
Tap an exercise
3 Tap the three dots in the top right corner
Tap three dots
4 Tap Enter data
Tap enter data
5 Enter the Start time and Duration of the exercise, as well as any images or notes you would like to add

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. 

6 Tap Save
Tap Save
How can I view details of my past workouts?
1 Tap the Exercise section
Tap the exercise section
2 Scroll up or down to view previous workouts, grouped by date
Scroll up or down
3 You can change the view to see only particular exercises by tapping the down arrow next to All exercises
Tap exercise to switch views
4 Tap the calendar icon to search for exercises on particular days or months
Select between days, weeks and months
5 Tap on a workout to view more details about it and to share it with other people (by tapping on the share icon in the top right corner)
Tap on a workout
How do I delete a workout?
1 Tap on the Exercise section
Tap Exercise section
2 Select the workout you want to delete
Select workout
3 Select the three dots in the right hand corner and tap Delete
Select the workouts you want to delete
4 Tap Delete again
Tap Delete

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