07-01-2021 11:33 AM in
Hi I am a wheelchair user and I've purchased a Samsung galaxy 3 smartwatch I go walking with my mum every day but I'm in a wheelchair and I would like to track my pushing instead of steps as I can't walk is there anyway on the watch I can do this please
07-01-2021 04:25 PM in
@Cazz1977: Hi there. I hope you're well, and enjoying your new Galaxy Watch 3. Sadly there isn't a native option on the device to measure wheelchair pushes, however there are a few things you can try in order to measure your workout effectively. What I'd suggest is heading to the Samsing Health app on the watch > Rotate the bezel to access the exercise tracker, and select 'Workout' > Tap the 3 dots next to the repetitive exercise type, or tap More Workouts to find an option that best suits the situation > Workout Screen. From here you can set a rep counter which, depending on the selected workout, may be able to monitor each push you do with beeping and voice guidance, so you can track your reps instead of steps. If you choose the Step Tracker then this can still monitor the distance traveled, allowing you to set targets for when you're out with your mum. I understand that this isn't ideal, but I hope this goes some way to help you get the most out of the watch.
23-04-2021 09:17 PM in
Permobil push tracker. It works on my watch and as a wheelchair user I find its info relevant. It can tell the difference between coasting or pushing and measures not only distance but reps. I hope it works for you too.
01-12-2021 08:53 PM in
As a wheelchair user I'm not impressed with the Galaxy watch i got two days ago. I purchased it because I had switched from iPhone to 10 to 9. Love the phone and it's features. I thought the watch would at minimum be as good as Apple watch. It is not. Apple watch features are much friendlier for me to track when I'm wheeling around. So i will be returning this phone and going back to apple watch.
12-01-2022 04:38 AM in
I don't see Samsung replying to this thread. If it's not important enough to address here maybe i should return the phone and watch as well. I enjoy them but one big disappointment was the lack of features for the disabled community. If anyone from corporate reads this please reply, give us an app or something for our health tracking needs otherwise you may lose customers.
19-05-2022 05:28 AM in
I don't believe anyone from Samsung actually comes on this forum...
That being said, I also hoped Samsung would have added a wheelchair push tracker like iOS has... But we're almost 6 years later, since Apple introduced their function... So I don't think Samsung will ever add it.
17-05-2023 07:41 PM in
Still no wheelchair profile? Just received my watch5 PRO. I am disappointed that an expensive top of the line product does not consider special needs, such as wheelchair. We are a big community with many users and our health tracking is especially important due to our physical limitations, keeping fit is top priority and technological supports help us monitor what we cannot physically feel.