Use Samsung Galaxy S4 To Monitor Your Health And Wellness

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Samsung Galaxy has a feature that allows you to monitor your health and wellness. Using Samsung S Health, you can do all these things:

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    Track your blood pressure.
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    Track your glucose levels.
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    Track your weight.
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    View and track conditions of the environment.
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    Track your exercise habits.
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How to use S Health to Monitor your Health and Wellness

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    Press on the home key so you will be taken to the home menu.
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    From the home Menu, tap on the "Apps" icon to get to the applications screen.
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    From the applications screen, look for the application "S Health." It has the icon of a lady walking inside a green circle.
    Open the application by tapping on it.
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    You will be taken to S Health's welcome page.
    Read the short description of the application and tap on "Next" to proceed.
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    You will be taken to S Health's terms of use.
    Read and understand the agreement. Basically it tells you that the application helps user manage their health by capturing and tracking information and metrics. The most important thing that you must remember is that the application is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of any health-related problems. Basically it says that the application is not, and should not be an alternative to professional health services. If you agree with the terms, put a tick mark on the "Agree" box. If you do not agree to the terms, you can tap on "Previous" to exit S Health.
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    Scroll down to read the agreement on third party devices and programs.
    Basically it says that if you connect S Health with another third party program (like Facebook), you should be responsible for reading and examining their terms of use. If you agree with the terms, put a tick mark on the "Agree" box. If you do not agree to the terms, you can tap on "Previous" to exit S Health.
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    Scroll down to read the agreement on information used.
    The section is quite long, but take the time to read it. In summary, it contains a disclosure that S Health's data are results of your inputs only and will only be as accurate as you accurately enter them. It also says that any information shared to other programs or applications are with your permission and is not automatically shared or triggered by the app. If you agree with the terms, put a tick mark on the "Agree" box. If you do not agree to the terms, you can tap on "Previous" to exit S Health.
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    After you put a check mark on all three "Agree" buttons, you can now tap on the "Next" button on the lower-right portion of the touch screen.
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    After pressing the "Next" button, you will be taken to your profile page.
    Enter your name, birthday, gender, height, weight and your activity type. You can also add a picture by tapping on the default picture beside your name. The calories section will then be automatically adjusted based on the date entered but can be manually modified. Tap on "Start" when you are done with this step.
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    Congratulations!
    You have just successfully set up S Health. The application can now be used to start tracking your health activities.
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How to use the Features on S Health

The Health Board is the default screen of the S Health. It is the first thing that you see when you open the application. Health Board shows the current statistics of the day and a graph of all your data. From your Health Board, you can navigate to other sections by tapping on the current view icon (girl on a green circle).

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    Press on the home key so you will be taken to the home menu.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon to get to the applications screen.
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    From the applications screen, look for the application "S Health".
    It has the icon of a walking lady inside a green circle. Open the application by tapping on it.
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    You will now be taken to the Health Board.
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    Tap on the graph icon located on the lower-right portion of the touch screen to see the Health Board daily graph.
    Press the "Back" key when you are done with the feature.
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    Tap on the current view icon (girl on a green circle) on the upper-right part of the touch screen and choose "Walk Mate."
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    You will now be taken to Walk Mate.
    This feature is your phone's step counter. Tap on "Start" and start walking and your phone will record the number of steps you take until you tap on "Stop." Walk Mate also has a widget so you can easily view the number of steps you took using the widget. Press the "Back" key when you are done with the feature.
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    Tap on the current view icon (girl on a green circle) at the upper-right part of the touch screen and choose "Exercise Mate."
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    You will now be taken to Exercise Mate.
    Exercise Mate records and tracks your exercise activities. You can choose from the listed activities and track the calories burned from engaging in those activities.
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    Tap on "Enter" to begin a new activity with Exercise Mate.
    The feature also has a widget that you can put on your home screen so you can easily keep track of your exercise activities. When you are done with Exercise Mate, tap on the "Back" key.
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    Tap on the current view icon (girl on a green circle) at the upper-right part of the touch screen and choose "Food Tracker."
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    You will now be taken to Food Tracker.
    Food Tracker allows you to view your food consumption and the corresponding calories. To use the feature, tap on a meal and enter the food that you ate during that meal. Food Tracker will then compute the calories of that meal and show you the remaining calories for the day. The feature also has a widget that you can put on your home screen so you can easily track of the calories you consume, and the remaining calories for the day. When you are done with Food Tracker, tap on the "Back" key.
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    Tap on the current view icon (girl on a green circle) at the upper-right part of the touch screen and choose "Comfort Level."
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    You will now be taken to the Comfort Level.
    This displays your current environmental level based on temperature and humidity as determined by your phone's sensors. Touch the "Skip" button if you don't want to manually adjust it or tap on "Adjust Comfort Range" if you want to tweak it based on your situation. When you are done with Comfort Level, tap on the "Back" key.
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    Tap on the current view icon (girl on a green circle) at the upper-right part of the touch screen and choose "Weight."
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    You will now be taken to Weight Tracker.
    This feature allows you to record and keep track of your daily weight. To use it, tap on "Update" and enter your current weight for the day. Tap "Done" when you are finished.
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    Congratulations!
    You have just successfully learned how to use all the features of S Health.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • This is not a substitute for any professional health service.
  • Figures and graphs calculated are estimations, except for those involving steps and weight.
  • This application does not guarantee total wellness, but only acts as a record keeper and analyzer.
  • Keeping a record, and following your progress, will motivate you to better health.

Questions and Answers

How do you get the Walking Mate widget?

You can get the Walking Mate Widget by following these procedures:

  • Tap on your Home button to get to your Home Screen.
  • From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon.
  • From the application list, tap on the Widget tab on the upper part of the screen.
  • You will now see the list of widgets; swipe your way until you will find the "Walking Mate" widget.
  • Tap and hold on the Widget until you're taken to "Select Home Screen" prompt.
  • Choose where you want to put your widget and then release it.
  • You can now go back to your Home screen to see the Walking Mate widget on it. You can tap on the icon to Use Widgets on Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Is there a widget for Walking Mate? How can I get it on my Galaxy S4?

You can put the Walking Mate widget on your Home screen. To familiarize yourself with widgets, you can check out this article on how to [Use Widget on Samsung Galaxy S4]. To put the Walking Mate widget on your Home screen, follow these steps:

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  • Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your phone.
  • From Home screen, tap on "Apps" located on the lower-right part of the favorites tab on your phone's screen.
  • After tapping Apps, look at the upper middle part of the screen. You will see the tab for "Widgets". Tap on it to open available widgets for your phone.
  • From the list of widgets, scroll your way until you see the "Walking Mate" widget.
  • Tap and hold on the widget to add it to your Home screen and you are done.
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You can now access the Walking Mate widget on your Galaxy S4's Home screen.

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