Use Samsung Galaxy S5 As a Pedometer to Count Your Number of Steps

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You are watching this video on VisiHow. Today, we will show you how to set up and use the pedometer on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Mini.

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Steps

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    To get started, tap the button on the right-hand side of the phone to turn it on.
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    Slide across the screen to unlock it, or enter a pattern if you use one.
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    Tap the Home Button at the bottom of the phone to get to the home screen if it is not already open.
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    Now, tap on the Apps icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
    This will bring up the list of applications.
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    Find and tap on S Health.
    The icon is a green circle with the image of a person running. If S Health does not immediately open, or if it asks about setup, search on this website for a video on how to do that. It may also be necessary to watch the video on how to set up a Samsung account.
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    Press on the "Pedometer" icon, which is the first option on the menu at the bottom of the screen.
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    The pedometer records how many steps you take in a certain period of time.
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    Tap on "Scoreboard" at the bottom of the screen to see other users' information.
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    Tap on "Leaderboard" at the top right of the screen.
    This will bring up a list of S Health users with information regarding how many steps they have taken.
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    Tap on the top left corner of the screen to go back.
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    Tap on the icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to start using the pedometer, and then start walking.
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    As it is a step app, as you walk around with your phone in your pocket, the app records the number of steps you take during the day.
    When the pedometer is turned on, it records each step, whether your walking with the intention to exercise, you're out doing errands, walking around the office, up stairs, down stairs, every move you make with that phone in your pocket. at happens is the pedometer is turned on, and the phone is probably in your pocket has added them all up. Every step is a tiny bit of possible potential weight loss. Enough of that in one day, and you are contributing toward your overall health.
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    Overall health is discussed in the Exercise section, which will be addressed in another video.
    Food, weight, sleep, stress, and partner apps will also be discussed in other videos.
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Method 2

Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5

One way to keep your fitness is to go for long walks, or go jogging. It is recommended that you take 10,000 steps a day, as part of your daily physical regime.. There are devices used to measure the number of steps that you take called pedometers. Do you know that Samsung Galaxy S5 has a built-in pedometer on it that can account for your steps and help you keep track of your daily goal to attain 10,000 steps? The feature is incorporated into the S Health application together with Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Keep Track of Exercises and Workouts Exercise Mate and Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Measure Heart Rate

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Use Samsung Galaxy S5 As A Pedometer & Count Your Steps Using Your Phone

To use Samsung Galaxy S5 as a pedometer to account for your daily step goals, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
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    • You can press the Home button once or tap on the Back key a few times to get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower right part of your phone's screen.
    This will take you to the Application list on your phone.
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    From the list of applications installed on your phone, locate S Health and tap on the application icon to open it.
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    You may need to set up S Health if this is the first time you'll be using it.
    We have an article on Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    From the S Health app page, tap on the Pedometer icon (picture of a shoe) to open the Pedometer page.
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    You will be taken to the Pedometer page where you will see the number of steps recorded for the day, the estimated distance covered and the estimated calories burnt.
    Tap on Start to activate Galaxy S5's pedometer.
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    You can now start walking or jogging and your phone will count your steps.
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    If you want to pause the pedometer on your phone, tap on the Pause button to temporarily stop the service.
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    Tap on OK to confirm pausing of the pedometer functions.
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    You have just learned how to use your Galaxy S5 as a pedometer to keep track of your daily step-count.
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Things to Note

  • The pedometer consumes your battery. You may notice a slight increase in battery usage while pedometer is activated. This is normal and the usage is only minimum.
  • You can keep track of your recorded data by tapping on the graph icon located on the extreme lower-right corner of your phone's screen.
  • When you have reached 50% and 100% of your goal (5,000 steps and 10,000 steps respectively) your phone will vibrate and notify you.
  • The computed distance and kcal burnt are only estimations based on standard length per step and the standard kcal burnt per step. Other factors such as length of steps, pace and weight of baggage (if there is any), are not considered.
  • Getting to 10,000 steps daily does not guarantee total fitness. You need to eat the right foods, drinks and rest to get better results.
  • Never check your phone while crossing the street or on uneven surfaces, for safety reasons.

Questions and Answers

How accurate is the counter and where should it be placed?

Yesterday, I walked a measured 2.5 mile trail in 5,000 steps. Today, same trail, about same number of steps measured it at 3.1 miles. The phone was in my hand during both workouts.

The Galaxy S5's pedometer is very accurate. However, if your phone was in your hand, the excess shaking as you walked could have tampered with your results. Your pocket is best place to keep your phone when you're using the pedometer feature. However there is one caveat, the S5's pedometer can be fooled by driving in the car or other bumpy scenarios. I also have a fitbit and I watched while the pedometer on the S5 registered every bump while driving, as a step, while the fitbit didn't falsely register steps during the same ride.

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How to integrate Samsung Galaxy S5 in our application to count number of steps?

Want to integrate Samsung Galaxy S5 feature to count steps in my web application.

If you are looking to add the ability to use S health with your application or a web implement then you'll need Samsung's SDK from their developer's group, and you'll need someone with the ability to code that S health part of it (the S Health API) into your app/web implementation. Hope this helps.

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See more questions like this: Fitbit surge vs. Samsung S5, why such a great difference in calories burned

Can you set the length of each step?

My wife uses it to monitor steps and miles. However, the mileage it shows is too high so the length of the step is obviously too large. Can it be reset?

Under Settings and then Profile in the S Health you can set weight and height. It may actually have more to do with where she carries her phone when she is walking. This might be the cause of the inaccuracy. The best place for this app to function properly is if the phone is placed on the hip using something like a belt clip.

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See more questions like this: Just wondering how to set up the "ride" portion and how it works?

How to adjust S Health pedometer for accuracy?

I set up my profile on an older Galaxy S5 phone, I now have a new Galaxy S5 phone and the steps in S Health pedometer are not accurate (off by almost 600 a day). How do I adjust this?

Make sure the profile is accurate for your height and weight on the new phone. Consider whether you have changed where you are carrying your phone. This would change the outcomes.

Can I calibrate Galaxy S5 pedometer?

With the Galaxy placed in my pocket I walked approximately 200 steps, the pedometer shows 526 and its worse when I climb stairs

I tried everything and I could not find a way to calibrate the S5. It's sad really because it registers false steps during many activities including riding in a car. I switched to the fitbit. It cost me $100 but its far more accurate. I used to use the BodyMedia armband but I found it too much of a pain and kind of embarrassing to wear the arm band. The fitbit is small and fits into my pocket and I don't think about it all day. And it has a good app for Android or iPhone which connects via Bluetooth. You can watch your results real time.

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Hi! Do I have to attach the phone to a specific place for it to accurately count steps?

Hi! Do I have to attach the phone to a specific place for it to accurately count steps? Thank you!

Your pocket is best. The ideal spot is closest to your hips so a pant pocket is better than a shirt pocket.

How do you log off the S Health feature?

My S Health seems to operate continuously and I don't see a log off option."

To remove the application permanently, go into your phone's settings and select applications, then application manager. From the top, scroll over to "All" and select S health from the list. You'll see an option to force stop or turn off. Select turn off and accept the warning pop up that will come up. S Health will no longer show up on your apps menu or collect data.

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To turn S Health back on, follow the same instructions, but scroll over to "Turned Off" instead of all, and select S Health. Select turn on. Your apps menu will now contain s health again.

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How do I turn the pedometer off?

How can I stop it from showing the results of my step count on my lock screen

Go into settings and select 'Lock Screen', next select 'Additional Information', then unselect 'Pedometer'.

Does S Health use up my network data?

Does S Health use up my network data each time I turn it on?"

No. S Health works by using the accelerometers and other tools built into the phone to measure your steps, distance walked, and calories burned. You can use S Health without an active data or WiFi connection and still enjoy the full capabilities of the app.

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Can the Galaxy S5 S Health app be calibrated to a more accurate distance walk?

The S Health app seems to count steps OK. The distance displayed for the identical walking distance changes. In most cases it reads from 2 to 5 tenths of a mile different from day to day. I am a "Mall Walker" so the track is exactly the same from day to day!!!!

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Though it may seem to be the same in distance, your stride or acceleration may vary each morning. This is what the app tracks. Keep the phone in your pants pocket or on a belt clip for the best accuracy. Make sure under the app settings that your profile is set up correctly.

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S Health has quit working on S5. Is there a fix out there or is it my phone?

I used my step counter and heart rate on a regular basis and now they have both quit working I have cleared data and cache uninstalled updates, but still no luck on getting it working again.

Check either the Play Store or Galaxy Apps for an update. If updating to the latest version does not fix the issue, call your local best buy and ask if they have a Samsung Experience Consultant in the store. The SEC has a tool on their computers that can diagnose issues and check your phone for updates that need to be performed and often times speed up your phone as well. All these services that the SEC performs are free of charge.

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There is no "start" button on the pedometer screen.

It used to keep track of my steps but has now stopped and there isn't a start button on the pedometer screen, although it does have a "scoreboards" button.

After the Lollipop update there were several issues with the S Health app. Go into the settings for S Health and manually click Pause The Pedometer. Then reboot your phone and unpause from settings. This may bring back your start button. There may also be a separate app interfering with the pedometer so if your start button does not appear, force stop all apps and then load up the S Health.

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My S Health has counted my steps today but appears to stop doing it?

My phone has counted steps consistently since I set it up. However, today it has stopped doing that even while I was walking. I looked up the FAQ and I have not paused my steps. Why has it stopped recording my steps? I did check if the app was up to date and it said that it was.

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To correct this, actually go back into settings and pause the app. Restart the phone and unpause the pedometer. Place the phone on your hip and start walking again. Make sure GPS is enabled as well. This should solve your issue.

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See more questions like this: My pedometer quit measuring steps?

See more questions like this: I have a Galaxy Note4. My pedometer stopped counting my steps today. It's just frozen where it was this AM?

I can't find the S Health icon on my Galaxy S3 mini. Am I missing a step?

Where is the S Health Icon on my Galaxy S3 mini?

Go into Settings, to More. Select Applications and choose All Stock Apps. Once you have loaded the list of stock apps, scroll down to find the S Health app and enable it.

I want to download a walk meter on my phone but have no internet how do I do it from the computer?

Download to phone from computer

Go to Google Play on the PC and you can choose to download S Health to your device remotely. Make sure that your phone is listed and linked to that Google Play account so that you can download it to the device.

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The pedometer seems to work pretty well, but my running is mostly ignored?

To test this, I started the morning by running about 700 meters, but it just reported that as walking, even though I turned on the exercise option. It did record the distance, route, and time.

It has been reported that Running is very inaccurate with the S Health App. Even after choosing Running as an exercise, you need to position the phone on your hip or arm if you move your arms while you run.

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Can I use it on my crosstrainor?

Will it still give accurate results if I carry it in a pack I wear around my waist whilst using my crosstrainor? I have tried: Just walking pathways and it works fine when carried in my pocket

Your waist is the most optimal location to place the phone when using the pedometer. It will work well there.

Any way to get it to register better?

I walked 4 miles today. When I was done, my pedometer on my S5 on S health said 1000 steps. I did not have it on pause. It was just in my pocket.

Keep it in your pants pocket or on your hip with a belt clip. You also want to check your profile settings to make sure that your height and weight are correct. Check the app after you have taken several steps and the phone lock screen becomes enabled. Make sure that the app is not pausing or being interfered with from another battery optimization app if the lock screen is enabled.

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