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S Health is a wellness application that can help you manage your health. Set fitness goals, check your progress, and keep track of your overall health.
Caution: The information gathered from this device, S Health, or related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
The accuracy of the information and data provided by this device and its related software, including heart rate readings, may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed while using/wearing the device, settings of the device, user configuration/user-provided information, placement of the sensor on the body, and other end-user interactions. For more information on proper wear and use, see samsung.com/us/heartratesensor.
- From home, tap Apps > S Health .
- Follow the prompts to get started:
- Read the introduction and tap Start.
- Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then tap Next.
- Sign in to your Samsung account if you have not already done so. You must sign in to a Samsung account to set and save goals, and use other advanced S Health features.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to enter information about yourself, and then tap Start.
- Use S Health to track your health activities:
- Steps (automatic): Count the number of steps you take. Tap Start to start counting. You can pause counting and then tap Start to begin again. If you signed in to your Samsung account, you can set goals, track your progress, and share your results.
- Running: Use S Health as a pace-setter while running.
- Stress: Measure your stress level using your heart rate variable.
- SpO2: Measure the amount of oxygen in your blood.
- Heart rate: Measure your heart rate, using the heart rate sensor on the back of your phone (next to the Camera flash). Place your finger over the sensor, and then tap the screen to start. Hold your finger on the sensor, and keep still until the sensor reports your heart rate.
- Nike+ Running: Track your runs and reach your goals.
- Water: Monitor how much water you are drinking.
- Coach by Cigna: Coach by Cigna provides general information and features designed to help you to manage your overall well-being.
- Manage items: Manage additional S health-compatible apps you install here.
Note: Tap More > Help for more detailed information.
Before You Start Exercising
This app can be used to monitor your exercise. While moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program, particularly if you have any of the following conditions:
- Heart disease;
- Asthma or lung disease;
- Diabetes, or liver or kidney disease;
You should also check with your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious disease, such as:
- Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or arms during physical activity;
- Dizziness or loss of consciousness;
- Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest, or when lying down or going to bed;
- Ankle swelling, especially at night;
- A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced heartbeat;
- Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that goes away when you rest.
Finally, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you see your doctor before engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of the following apply:
- You are a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 55;
- You have a family history of heart disease before age 55;
- You smoke or quit smoking in the past six months;
- You have not exercised for three months or more;
- You are overweight or obese;
- You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol;
- You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes.
When in Doubt – Check it Out
If you are unsure of your health status, have several health problems, or are pregnant, you should speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. Working with your doctor ahead of time is a good way to plan an exercise program that is right and safe for you. Consider it the first step on your path to physical fitness.