Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Keep Track of Exercises and Workouts

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Method 1

Hello, you are watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to get started with tracking your workouts using S Health on your Samsung Galaxy S5. We will review the basic functions of exercise tracking, and how to set your goals for each workout.

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Steps

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    Turn your phone on by pressing the power button on the right side of your phone.
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    Swipe across the screen to unlock your phone.
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    Tap the Apps icon in the bottom right corner of your screen to open the Apps menu.
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    Open the S Health app.
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    If you are not on the home screen of S Health, tap the back button on the bottom right corner of your phone.
    The home screen displays the number of steps you have taken for the day, the number of calories you have burned, and your current heart rate.
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    Tap the Exercise icon at the bottom of your screen, left of the middle, to begin tracking your workout.
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    In this screen, you will have the ability to choose the type of exercise you will be doing and set your goal for the workout.
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    Tap the type of workout you would like to set a goal for.
    In this example, we will use Walking.
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    Tap SET WORKOUT GOAL to set your goal for that workout.
    You will have the option to choose a Basic workout, where you do not set specific goals, a Distance goal or a Time goal.
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    Tap the type of goal you would like to set.
    In this example, we will use a Distance goal.
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    Scroll through the range in the middle of your screen or use the arrows on each side of your screen to set your goal.
    In this example, we are setting a goal of 10.0 km.
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    Tap Done in the top right corner of your screen to finish setting your goal for the workout.
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    To enable or disable the audio guide, check or uncheck the square next to Audio guide on the Exercise screen.
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    Tap the bar chart icon in the bottom right corner of your screen to view your exercise history.
    You will have the option to sort the data based on a per hour, per day, or per month scale.
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    Tap the runner icon in the bottom right corner of your screen to return to the Exercise screen.
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    If your GPS is off, you will be notified in the bottom left corner of the Exercise screen.
    Please refer to the video on VisiHow on how to turn your GPS on while using a Samsung Galaxy S5 to learn how to turn your GPS on.
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    Additional settings and options are available in the top right corner of your screen.
    By tapping the 3 dot icon, you will be able to set your maximum heart rate and view app information, settings, and help. The 3 line icon allows you to access your log.
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    Tap the Menu icon in the top left corner of your screen to open the main menu for S Health.
    Use this menu to access the main screen, connect a pedometer, view or connect a heart rate monitor, and record food, weight, sleep, and stress.
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    Tap the Start button at the bottom of your screen to begin your workout.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to get started with tracking your workouts with S Health on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below. Thank you for using VisiHow.
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Method 2

Aside from taking the right kind and amount of foods and drinks, you need to do daily exercise to keep your body fit. You can use your Samsung Galaxy S5 to set goals for your exercise routines. You can even check the number of exercises done and the estimated calories burnt from these exercises and share these data with other people. All of these can be done on your phone through its application called [Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5]]. Exercise Mate is one of S Health's features. Other features are the Use Samsung Galaxy S5 As a Pedometer to Count Your Number of Steps and Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Measure Heart Rate that helps you check on your heart's BPM.

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Use Samsung Galaxy S5 as a way to track your exercise and workout

You can use your device to keep a record of your daily exercise and workout. To do that, follow these procedures:

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    Get to the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
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    • Tap on the Back key for a few times or press the Home button once to get to your device's Home screen.
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    From Galaxy S5's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower right part of your phone's screen.
    When you tap on the Apps icon, a list of all installed application on your phone will show.
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    Locate S Health from the list of installed applications on your phone.
    Tap on its application icon to open it.
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    If you have not set up S Health yet, you can use this article to learn Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    From the main page of S Health, tap on Exercise to open the said feature.
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    You can now choose the type of exercise that you will be doing by tapping on the corresponding icon.
    You can also set your exercise goals by tapping on Set workout goal.
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    From the Set workout goal page, set the goals depending on your preference.
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    Tap on the Start button to start your exercise.
    Your phone will now start recording your exercise time and will show any progress in relation to your exercise goals. Tap on Pause and Stop when you want to stop the exercise.
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    You have just learned how to keep track of your exercise and workout using the Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Familiarize with the exercise information page

The exercise information page helps you control the device and at the same time shows you progress of the exercise chosen.

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View the logs of calories burnt

You can view the records of burnt calories and compare them with previous records.

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Important things to note

  • The exercise mate is not intended for any medical purpose. Any figures or results on this feature are not basis for any medical diagnosis.
  • Always seek the advice from medical experts when you want to do any exercise or do any workout goal especially if you have serious medical conditions like heart disease or any respiratory ailments.
  • Do not force yourself to hit the exercise goals, stop when you feel something bad like dizziness, pains or difficulties in breathing.
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Questions and Answers

Is there a way to add in other exercises?

Besides walking, running, etc. that the app offers as exercise, is there another way to add in other exercises done such as zumba or the elliptical?

Unfortunately, the latest update (4th of May 2015) removed that feature, and everyone is having trouble with S Health right now. You can try to update the application and see if the functionality has been restored.

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Otherwise, you will be able to reset S Health to its original version if the carrier has pre-installed the application.

Resetting will be accessible via tapping

  • "Apps",
  • "Settings",
  • "Applications",
  • "Application manager",
  • "All",
  • "S Health", and then
  • "Uninstall updates".

You can also try to uninstall S Health and install an older version (for example, [1].

The best you can do is to use alternatives like MyFitnessPal.

Can I add a workout to S Health after I already did it?

I did a bike trip, but forgot to start it on my phone, can I add it after the fact

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I do more of zumba exercise. How do I categorize that on my S heath and S Gear?

There's only running, walking, hiking, biking in the list but there is no zumba which I always do, how or where do I categorize it under?

If you have updated your S Health recently, then you cannot add Zumba exercises. Maybe there will be the next update with the fix for that. For the time being, you can use another application like MyFitnessPal.

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If you are adamant on staying with S Health, then try to uninstall S Health updates.

  • Tap "Apps",
  • Tap "Settings",
  • Tap "Applications",
  • Tap "Application manager", and
  • Tap "All".
  • Locate and tap "S Health".
  • Tap the "Uninstall updates" button if it is available.

Be wary that it may reset your progress.

Other methods such as installing APK files with older versions of S Health will make you lose progress.

Bike app functions a timer only....doesn't track mileage, calories, etc?

Bike app functions a timer only....doesn't track mileage, calories, etc. why?

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I want to add an exercise such as yoga and gym when I am not carrying phone?

I can't find any location to add hours of additional exercise. I have tried: Google directions but could not follow. I think it was caused by: Can't find the Samsung health home page

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