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Fitness and wellness tracking on your Samsung smart watch

Woman jogging with a Galaxy Watch Active 2 wellness and fitness tracker on her wrist

What if there was a way to see how many calories you've burned or how many steps you took this week - all from your wrist? With the trackers on your watch, you can take charge of your fitness and wellness. For example, you can track your workouts or your sleeping habits. There's even a breathing program to manage stress.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

See how well you're sleeping

Make sure you're catching enough z's. Your wellness depends on it. Don't worry, your watch automatically records your sleep using motion data or heart rate.

On a watch like the Galaxy Watch Active2, press the Power key, and then navigate to and tap Samsung Health. Swipe to and tap the Sleep tracker to view your data. If you swipe up in the tracker and tap Settings, you can use the Record REM sleep switch to manage how the watch measures your sleep. When the switch is on, your sleep stages will be measured based on your heart rate. When off, your sleep pattern will be measured based on body movement.

For a watch like the Galaxy Fit, you can view your sleep log using the sleep tracker on the watch.

The Sleep Tracker on the Galaxy Watch Active

Alternatively, you can also use and manage trackers and view data for sleep in the Samsung Health app on your phone.

Measure your stress level

If you're worried about your wellness, you should measure your stress level to see if you're pushing yourself too hard. Afterward, relax with a guided breathing exercise.

Note: The Stress tracker is not available on Gear Fit2 or Gear Fit2 Pro.

With a watch like the Galaxy Watch Active2, press the Power key, and then navigate to and tap Samsung Health. Swipe to and tap Stress, and then tap Measure to see your current stress level. You can also swipe left on the Watch face screen to the Stress widget, and then tap Measure.

Once the Stress measurement is done, tap BREATHE to perform a breathing exercise. Tap Start, and then follow the on-screen prompts.

If you have a Galaxy Fit, it will automatically measure your stress; just go to the Stress tracker to see your results. If you want to do a breathing exercise on the Fit, swipe up while you're on the Stress tracker, and then tap Breathe. Tap Start, and then follow the on-screen prompts.

The Stress tracker on the Galaxy Watch Active2

And yes, you can use and manage trackers and view Stress data in the Samsung Health app on your phone. You will also see recommendations for reducing stress.

Start a new workout

Whether you prefer running or biking, you can track the workout of your choice. 

Press the Power key on the watch, and then navigate to and tap Samsung Health. Tap Exercise > Work out, and then swipe to the workout exercise you want to track. If you select the three dots next to the workout, you can change the workout Target, workout screen, and other options. However, you can simply tap the workout to start.

For a Galaxy Fit, press and hold the Power key, and then select a workout type. The workout will automatically start. On Gear Fit2, swipe left from the main screen to the Exercise tracker, tap WORK OUT, and then tap a workout to track.

Note: You can also add the Exercise widget to your Home screen.

The Running tracker on the Galaxy Watch Active's screen

With Samsung Health app on your phone, you can also use and manage the Exercise trackers to start your workouts. To view and track your workout data, be sure to use the Active time tracker. 

Start a workout with a coach

The Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour edition features the MapMyRun app and has a built-in run coach that analyzes your stride and pace to help you achieve better runs. For other watches, you can use Pace coach in Samsung Health.

For the times self-motivation gets really tough, get more out of every mile thanks to built-in coaching on the watch.

From the watch's Home screen, navigate to and open Samsung Health. Tap Exercise, and then tap Work out. Tap Running coach or Pace setter to start the audio-guided workout.

Tap the Flag icon next to the work out to change the Target, workout screen, Coaching messages, and other options.

Start a running coach workout on the Galaxy Watch Active2

Auto detect a workout

Your watch can automatically track your favorite activities, from cycling to swimming. All you need to do is adjust what activities you want detected.

That way, when it's time to do a workout, your watch will automatically record your progress and send it to Samsung Health!

Selection of auto detect workout activities

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