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How to use the new ‘Set Targets’ feature for body composition metrics on Samsung Galaxy

body composition results on Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Mobile announced today that Galaxy Watch 4 users can now use the new ‘Set Targets’ feature to set specific body goals and stay on track to reach them with tips and rewards.

The body composition feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 allows users to measure their body composition and look at specifics such as skeletal muscle mass or fat mass. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) when measuring body composition. Set Target for body composition on Samsung Galaxy Watch

If you are new to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, please note that you must enter your actual height, age, weight, and gender on your Samsung Health profile to get accurate body composition measurements.

How to measure body composition on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

  1. Open Samsung Health app from the app screen on your watch.
  2. Tap Body Composition. Samsung galaxy watch body composition on Samsung Galaxy Watch feature
  3. Tap Measure.
  4. Enter your gender, height, and weight when prompted on the screen.
  5. Follow prompts to position your watch higher and place your middle and ring finger on the side buttons (home/power and back keys.) Use side buttons to take a body composition measurement on Samsung Galaxy watch
  6. At the end of the process, your watch shows you skeletal muscle, fat mass, body fat %, BMI, and body water content. body composition results on Samsung Galaxy Watch
  7. Scroll down on the results screen on your watch, and you can choose the following actions:
    1. Show on Phone – To show your results on your connected phone
    2. Tap on it and your body compositions results pull automatically on your paired phone. 

Navigating the analytics on the phone makes it more accessible.

To see your past body composition results, click on the graph icon at the top right corner of the screen to access your body compositions results for 7 days, 31 days, or 12 months.

How to Set Targets for Body Composition on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

To access the new ‘Set Targets’ feature, you will have to open the Body composition feature from the Samsung Health app on your phone.

  1. Tap on the More button (three dots icon) on the right top corner of your screen. the More button on paired phone to see body composition information from Samsung Galaxy watch
  2. Choose Set targets from the choices. Samsung Health app Set Targets for your body composition
  3. Enter your weight, body fat, and skeletal muscle targets on this screen. body composition targets in Samsung Health app
    1. At the top of the screen, you can choose the time in several weeks to reach the goals.
    2. We recommend you set up all three targets.
    3. Enable Get Reminder notifications if you want tips and reminders around your progress.
    4. Tap on Set at the bottom of the screen

That’s it! You’re done.

If you choose conflicting information, the app prompts you to re-enter. conflicting goals for body composition in Samsung Health app

So, for example, if you choose a weight loss goal but do not adjust the other two metrics, it lets you know and prompts you to correct your entry.

Samsung Health also shows you the tips for reaching your new targets. And you can also delete your targets or set up new targets.

Final thoughts

The ‘Set Targets’ feature for body composition on the Samsung Galaxy is a novel feature and appears useful. This keeps users motivated as they work through their training goals.

Do you use the body composition feature on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4? What has been your experience so far regarding proactively managing your health? Sound off in the comments below.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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