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.
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.
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.
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.
If you can't see your exercise listed, tap Add workouts to select from the full list of exercises.
A breakdown of your workout will be displayed. Tap Images or Notes to add more details about your workout.
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.
Please note: depending on the type of exercise you are adding there may be additional data to input such as distance
Samsung Health will automatically calculate the amount of calories used during the workout.
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.