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Please can we have more exercise choices?

(Topic created on: 03-09-2023 09:48 AM)
First Poster

Just got a watch 6 and I love using the health app to gently push myself to be more active.

But I find the list of exercises limited. It seems to be focused on very sporty people who do a lot of leisure exercise. 

I'd love to see things like "moderate housework" "cleaning windows" and "gardening" added. It might even incentivise me to do more gardening! I don't have time to go to a gym and I'm not a great sporty type, but I can work up a storm doing chores.

I also noticed on another board someone suggested exercise choices for disabled people. 

Can't help feeling the health market for sporty people must be saturated... Samsung could do something different by including the rest of us. 


@RevdKathy: It's great to hear that you're using the Galaxy Watch 6 and Samsung Health to motivate yourself to become more active. While I agree that it would be nice to include some of the options you mentioned in the Workouts list, there are certain limitations as to how the watch would measure those activities, which might make them difficult to implement. What I would suggest is heading to the Samsung Health app on your watch and checking the Daily Activity widget, which will show your steps, the total time you were physically active throughout the day, and your burned calories. The 'Set targets' feature can also serve as a motivational tool, as you strive to hit your personal targets, and set new ones if you find that you're hitting them comfortably. 

You can add your own which is what I've done. Testing dog walking to see what the stats say. I did this in the excercise bit on the Samsung app then added it to the 1 of 3 excercises and its in my watch. I'm sure if you add cleaning windows I'd think it would measure hrt rate zone work out etc
First Poster

Have you ever used the website It has all those exercises (last time I checked) and has calories burned per hour listed, based on averages AND your own biometric data entered (I think)

Also, simply standing in place, versus sitting, burns more calories. Me personally, I burn roughly 72 calories EXTRA per hour if im standing at my desk vs sitting. I am 35M 140lbs 5'6" My brother, 40 ~260 5'7", burns an extra ~80 per hour standing v sitting. **See below for the equation**

Once you pay attention to the data it becomes easier to estimate without doing the math. Or, with the cronometer app, I have a repeating entry to compensate for these extra calories. I add up the hours I was standing (or doing very light duty chores/cleaning as its very close to the same burn) and then multiply that by the 72cals. Im standing for about the same number of hours each day so the repeated entry just reflects the extra calories and I can edit the numbers of minutes if I stand more/less.

Samsung health integrates with cronometer and it works great. Your biometric data and exercise data, from SHealth, show up in cronometer. However, this integration requires the cronometer app be installed on your phone.

**Harris-Benedict Formula:

Women Sitting = 1.2 x ( 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years ))
Women Standing = 2 x ( 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years ))
Men Sitting = 1.2 x ( 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year ))
Men Standing = 2 x ( 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year ))