Use Automatic Workout Detection on your Samsung smart watch

Woman lifting weights with a Gear Sport smart watch for automatic workout detection

When you do an impromptu workout, you may forget to activate an exercise tracker on your smartwatch or fitness band. Just turn on automatic workout detection. It will automatically start recording your exercise data when you start working out.

Note: Available features, menu options, and settings will vary by the watch, software version, and service provider.

Turn on automatic workout detection

On a watch like the Galaxy Watch Active2, press the Power key, and then tap Samsung Health. Swipe to and tap Settings Workout detection. For a Gear Fit2 Pro, press the Power key, and then tap Settings to access Workout detection. 

From here, make sure the switch for Alerts is turned on, and then tap Activities to detect. Now, select your desired workout activities to detect by tapping the switch next to them.

Samsung smart watch displaying automatic workout detection feature
  • Healthy pace (records walking or running)

  • Cycling

  • Elliptical trainer

  • Rowing machine

  • Dynamic workout (detects high-movement activities)

For a Galaxy Fit, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Tap Health settings > Workout detection, and then make sure the switch is turned on. Next, turn on the switch for each desired workout activites.

Note: You must work out for 10 minutes in order for the automatic workout detection feature to detect the related workout activities you perform.

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