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Measure Your Stress Level with Samsung Health

Measure Your Stress Level with Samsung Health

Stress is a problem that often gets overlooked. This could be because many people don't think stress is a big deal, but it may also be because there's no standard method for measuring stress. Luckily, with the Samsung Health app, you can measure your stress levels in part by checking your heart rate anytime, anywhere. Keep track of stress to make sure you are maintaining good health.

This feature may not be available on iOS devices.

Your phone needs a heart rate sensor to use this feature.

Depending on your phone's model, the heart rate sensor may be located in a different place.

Measure Your Stress

If you don't have time to fit in yet another doctor's appointment, don't worry. You can measure your stress level as often as you'd like using Samsung Health.

Navigate to and open Samsung Health, and then swipe to the Stress tracker. If you don't see the stress tracker, you can add it by customizing your Home screen. When you're ready, touch Measure on the stress tracker. Agree to the information, and then touch Measure again.

Next, place your finger on your phone's heart rate sensor. Remember, you can't measure your stress level unless your phone has a heart rate sensor. Once your finger is placed, your heart rate, oxygen saturation, and stress level will all be measured. Don't press too hard, and make sure you stay quiet and still.

Afterwards, your status will be displayed. You can enter notes, select your current status, and then touch Save to record the current measurements. You can see your different stress levels by touching Trends.

Note: This feature may not be available on iOS devices.

Stress Tracker Measuring Your Stress

For Best Results

Samsung Health can only get an accurate reading if you're sitting still and your phone's heart rate sensor is working properly. Follow these tips for the best results when measuring your stress levels.

  • Remove the protective plastic from the heart rate sensor before taking measurements.

  • Make sure the sensor is wiped clean.

  • Remain seated and relaxed until the measurement is complete.

  • Do not talk, yawn, breathe deeply, or move your body. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.

  • Rest for 30 minutes and then try again if the measurement is very different from the expected heart rate.

  • During winter or cold weather, keep yourself warm when measuring. If heart rate measurements are taken at low temperatures, the results may be inaccurate.

  • If the heart rate measurement is not working properly, adjust the position of the watch on your wrist or the position of your finger on the sensor.

Keep in Mind

There are some other factors you should take into consideration when measuring your stress levels. 

  • Measurements are calculated using average values and may need to be repeated at least five times.

  • The heart rate measurement may not be accurate depending on measurement conditions and surroundings.

  • Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart rate to be different from your normal heart rate.

  • If your heart rate is extremely high or low, measurements may be inaccurate.

  • Heart rate measurements taken for infants and toddlers may be inaccurate.

  • Do not look directly at the heart rate sensor's lights. Doing so may impair your vision.

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