Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Measure Heart Rate

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2 Methods: Method 1 Method 2
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Method 1

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to check your heart rate using S Health.

Steps

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    To get started, turn the phone on by pressing the button on the right-hand side
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    Unlock the screen by swiping across, and then entering a pattern or passcode if needed
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    Press the "Home" button at the bottom of the phone to get to the home screen
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    Tap the "Apps" icon at the bottom right corner of the screen
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    Scroll by swiping across the screen until you find S Health
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    The icon is green with an image of someone running. Tap once to open it.
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    A previous video tutorial explained how to install and set up S Health
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    Search for that video, and watch it if needed. Then return to watch this video.
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    Tap on the "Heart Rate" icon at the bottom of the screen
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    The icon shows the image of a heart.
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    The next screen displays a list of directions
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    "1. Find the heart rate sensor on the back of your device. 2. Place your finger on the sensor. 3. The measurement will start automatically. 4. Do not move. 5. If you have a cover on your device, place your finger pad as possible to the center of the sensor."
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    There is also a disclaimer that reads, "This app is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or other conditions, or in the cure, migration, treatment or prevention of disease."
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    Tap the checkbox at the bottom next to "Do not show again" to prevent this message from displaying in the future
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    Tap "OK" at the bottom right corner of the screen to continue
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    At the "Ready" screen, place your finger on the sensor on the back of the phone
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    The "Measuring" screen will appear along with a reminder to be still and quiet
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    Within a few seconds, it is "Finished", and the heart rate should appear on the screen
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    Tap the icon in the bottom right corner to open a heart rate monitor scan
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    At the next screen, tap the heart icon at the bottom right corner to return the results screen
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    Tap Start to record your heart rate again if desired
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    At the top of the "Finished" screen are several icons with different functions
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    You can link your heart rate by tapping the chain link icon
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    Tap the three dots in a vertical line to bring up a short menu
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    You can edit, share, change information.
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    The icon with three horizontal lines brings up a log of your heart rates over time
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    Tap the arrow at the top left corner of the screen to go back
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    Next, tap on "Heart Rate" at the top left corner to bring up a list of options
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    Tap on any of the options to go to that particular area in S Health
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    This is how to check your heart rate with S Health on the Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow. Have a great day, and make sure to check your heart rate. Also, make sure to check our article on the exercise functions for this application.
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Video: Use Samsung Galaxy S5 to Measure Heart Rate Method 1

Method 2

What makes Samsung Galaxy S5 unique from the other Samsung Galaxy line of phone is its heart rate monitor. Actually, Samsung Galaxy S5 is the first smart phone that has a built--in Heart Rate Sensor. This sensor allows your phone to measure your heart rate through Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5. The heart rate monitor uses the same method as existing medical equipment use so its accuracy, and inaccuracy, is similar with these medical equipment. This article will discuss on using Samsung Galaxy S5 to measure your heart rate.

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How to measure the heart rate using Samsung Galaxy S5

To use your Samsung Galaxy S5 to measure your heart rate, follow these procedures:

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    Get to Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
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    • You can get to the Home screen by pressing the Home button once or by tapping the Back soft-button for a few times.
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    Tap on the Apps icon located on the lower-right part of the Home screen
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    The Apps icon is the extreme-right icon of the Favourites bar.
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    Tapping on the Apps icon will take to the Application list where you can browse all of the applications installed on your device
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    Look for the S Health icon and tap on the icon to open the application.
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    If this is the first time that you opened S Health, you may need to set it up
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    We have an article on Set Up S Health on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    From the S Health page, tap on the Heart Rate icon to open the Heart Rate monitor feature of the application.
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    Information on the next steps will be displayed on your phone
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    Place your finger on the heart rate sensor located at the back of your phone (below the camera). Upon contact of the finger to the sensor, measurement of your heart rate will start. Do not move, or talk during this process. Tap on OK button once you have followed the instructions.
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    Your device will now start measuring your heart rate
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    Wait for the device to show your heart beat per minute (BPM).
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    You can tap on the graph icon located on the lower-right part of the phone's screen to view your heart rate data
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    The next page will show the heart rate data stored on your phone
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    You can view the data by hourly, daily, or monthly.
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    Tap on the heart icon on the lower-part of the screen to get back to the heart monitor page.
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    You have successfully learned how to use Samsung Galaxy S5 to measure your heart rate.
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Important things to note

  • Samsung Galaxy S5's heart rate monitor uses the same method as existing medical equipment use. The accuracy of the device's heart rate monitor is the same as with the said equipment.
  • Though the same methods are used in taking the heart rate, your device is not intended to be substitute or replacement for these medical equipment. The heart rate monitor on your device is meant to keep a record of your heart rates as well as to let you know of your current BPM. However, the phone should not be used in place for medical equipment.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5's heart rate monitor is designed for humans only. Though, if you try it, the device may display heart rate of animals, the displayed results is not accurate due to their movements and their hair.
  • Depending on different circumstances, the heart rate shown may be different from your normal rate. If this is the case rest for about 30 minutes and measure your heart rate again.
  • Any results of the heart rate monitor is for personal use only and should never be a basis for any medical action. Any measurement shown on the phone cannot be used for medical diagnosis.
  • Consulting a medical professional is still the best option if you want to get clinical diagnosis on your heart rate.

Questions and Answers

Can't recognize finger when I put it over the light?

I always have difficulty finding my pulse and it seems that the phone can't cope with it. The line starts to wobble but it doesn't realize it's a pulse. The article doesn't mention this at all. It simply tells you what to do and what will happen - and it says that, what will happen is that the phone will say "measuring" - which it doesn't. I have tried: All my fingers and an attempt at the wrist. I need more details apparently. I'm not sure what else I can do. I think it was caused by: I have an elusive pulse - I have trouble finding it in my own wrist and have only managed to get a reliable count from the neck

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