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How to stop an auto activity Galaxy Watch 4

(Topic created on: 19-10-2021 06:12 PM)
Valentina Paris
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Hi, 

Auto activity tracking starts which is great but I haven't worked out how to stop it. Sometimes is carried on for 10 minutes or more after I've stopped but there's no pause or finish options. I don't want to disable this feature, but just to know how to stop it when it gets started. The only way I found to stop it is to stand perfectly still for 30 seconds or more which is pretty impossible and silly.

Is there a way to sort this?

Thanks 

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AndrewL
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@Valentina Paris: If you swipe right on the Workout screen, are you able to Pause or Finish the tracking from here? If you're walking or running, you may see the option to switch to Manual exercise after it has been automatically recognised. If this is the case, switch to Manual, then swipe right to Pause or Finish the workout. 

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Valentina Paris
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Thank you for your reply.

I tried swiping all directions and clicking all buttons but nothing, I couldn't find an option to stop it. Regarding switching to manual, sometimes I don't even notice that the watch automatically detected the activity (for example while walking) and after a few minutes it's no longer possible to switch to manual, at least I couldn't find that option either. I also tried opening the Samsung health app both on the watch and on the phone (galaxy s21+), but I couldn't find a way to either stop the activity or switch to manual. Am I getting something wrong or simply there is no way around this?

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AndrewL
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@Valentina Paris: You're not doing anything wrong, so don't worry. When you stop doing some exercises for more than one minute, the Watch automatically recognises that you have stopped exercising and recording will end. I understand that you have attempted this previously, and recommend resting for a minute following any workouts to allow the feature time to recognise that you are no longer active. Alternatively, although not ideal, manually start and end your workouts to allow for more accurate readings. 

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Valentina Paris
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Thank you again for your quick reply.

I do start my workouts manually, except for walking (for example whith my dogs), so when I'm back home I don't really need to rest and I don't always have the option to stand still for a minute (I have to go somewhere, cooking, etc.), so the option to either stop an auto dected activity or switch to manual whenever I need, it'd be very useful. I hope Samsung will implement this feature, is there a way to send this request/feedback?

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Members_yVr41yM
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Double press quickly on the bottom right hand button. This brings up a menu of 4 icons, one of which (the X) ends the paused workout.  

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