07-09-2021 09:54 PM - last edited 07-09-2021 09:56 PM
Just got the galaxy 4 and I’m enjoying it but I’m struggling to see my progress when running because the screen dims whilst running.
I would like to know if there’s a way to keep the screen light up during a workout using the native workout app.
I have seen on this forum a way of doing this on previous watches, but it’s not possible to find that option on the new 4.
Please note I’m not asking about the always on display, I’m asking about keeping the screen light up and on during the workout without having to tap or turn my wrist.
Thanks so much
11-09-2021 10:31 AM in
if you have a galaxy watch 4 and use the workout app the screen will dim after a set period. It doesn’t matter what brightness you set on the screen, whether it’s full brightness or auto brightness. Once the screen dims, it goes into always-on brightness, which is the minimum brightness to save battery.
Is there anybody that has Galaxy Watch 4 and has been able to keep the screen on with full brightness for a whole workout?
11-09-2021 10:50 AM in
There's something else that makes matters worse.
I'm trying to get a workout without having to touch the screen of the galaxy watch 4 as the screen gets smudges and fingerprints very easily specially when sweating. That means with the dimmed screen and the smudges it just not possible to see how am I doing.
This is possible with the Apple Watch, and for what I've seen, with previous versions of Galaxy watch.
Again, I'm asking to keep the screen at full brightness and fixed on the workout app whilst doing a workout.
18-09-2021 02:53 PM in
The Galaxy Watch 3 had an option in the workout settings to force the display to be fully on during a workout, but I haven't been able to find it, either, on my Galaxy Watch 4.
It's definitely a needed feature, as when I exercise, I'm already maxed out trying to push myself, and I don't want to fool with trying to bring my display back to life. I need to see my HR constantly.
I suspect this is due to the switch from the Tizen OS to Google's Wear OS 3. I imagine it will become an option during a future update, but for now, suffice it to say I feel your pain!
28-10-2021 01:54 PM in
They need to bring back the option for full Always On Display during Workouts, if you even use another app like Strava, when you have always on display, it will dimm off the screen, so even if you need to press a button, it won't respond the first time since the screen it's dimmed.
The same happens with Samsung Healts, if I want to tap twice the screen while doing running intervals, it won't work with AOD since the screen it's dimmed.
28-10-2021 04:43 PM in
I recently upgraded to the Watch 4 to get more health stats while working out. I couldn't believe this 'always on' screen feature was removed. I thought I just couldn't find the setting until I read this forum. I really need this feature because the touch screen is useless while sweating. I would like to understand why if Samsung is competing with the top workout health devices like Garmin, they would deem it necessary to remove such an important feature? Any idea when this feature will be added back ?