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Galaxy Watch 4 screen on during workout

(Topic created on: 07-09-2021 10:54 PM)
Rosagreste
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Hi everyone,

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 

 

 Galaxy Watch4 Classic

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Wilko71
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Hi, you need to turn on always on display from the quick panel to keep the sreen on during a workout.
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Rosagreste
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Hey Wilko71,

Thanks for your reply.

This is not a solution.

 

even if you keep the always on display the screen eventually will dim.

in direct sunlight it’s impossible to see

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Wilko71
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Ah, ok
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RegP
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U dont have auto brightness on?
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Rosagreste
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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?

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Rosagreste
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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. 

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Techmizer
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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!

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