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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [S Health Guide]: Setting up UV intensity, SpO2, Stress Level on S Health

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Monday, October 27, 2014


Here's a help for new owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 who are trying to use the S Health feature, particularly in setting up the UV intensity, SpO2 and Stress Level.

S Health is an integrated feature of the Galaxy S5, and now a more enhanced and by far, the latest version is sported by the Galaxy Note 4.

Similar to the previous version, the latest S Health version on the Galaxy Note 4 also has the essential functions including an exercise tracker with built-in pedometer, as well as the ability to keep tabs on food, sleep patterns, weight and your rate with the built-in sensor.

As for the enhanced features, the new S Health version can now enable the phone to sense your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), as well as the strength of the UV (ultraviolet) rays/light from the sun. Both the SpO2 and UV rays are measured using the sensor module located below the rear camera of the Galaxy Note 4.

Read on to learn how to set up the UV intensity, SpO2 and the Stress Level on the Galaxy Note 4's S Health.

A. Setting up the UV intensity

Follow these steps to set up the UV intensity on S Health:

1. Tap on Apps from the Home screen.

2. From the Apps screen, tap S Health to open the application.

3. Tap on Next from the S Health app welcome screen.

4. Read, review and then agree to the terms and conditions by placing a check on the box next to I agree.

5. Tap on Next to continue.

6. Sign in to your Samsung account (if necessary). If you choose to sign in later, then just tap on Skip.

7. In the Create Profile screen, tap in the name field and then enter your name.

8. Tap on Done to proceed.

9. Now, tap on the Gender icon, then edit the Date of Birth to your birthday using the up and down arrows on the screen.


If you do not want to share your profile information with other S Health users, then tap in the box located at the bottom left corner, and then tap on Next. You will then be prompted with the Body measurements screen.

10. Enter your height and weight on the specified fields. You can also change the unit of measurements from feet and inches to centimeters, by tapping in the box next to the height details. Next, tap in the boxes and use the onscreen keyboard to change the information shown. Enter your weight and then tap Next to continue.

11. Under Activity Level, scroll to and select your Activity Level, then tap on Next.

12. Your profile has just been created. Tap on Start to begin using the S Health app and examine certain aspects of your wellness based on the apps functionality.

13. To keep track of the UV light, swipe the screen to the right then tap on UV.

14. Review the details/ onscreen instructions and then tap on OK.

15. Point or position the sensor on the back of the device directly at the sun, then tap Next.

16. If everything is set, then start measuring the UV intensity by tapping on the Start button.

17. Read the UV levels data on the next screen. You can also view the UV levels data per Hour, Day, or Month by tapping on the chart view icon located on the left corner of the screen.

18. To go back to the previous screen, tap on the Summary view icon.

19. Now tap on the Menu icon (three-vertical-dots icon) located in the upper-right corner of the screen.

20. Tap Settings from the sub-menu items, to access S Health settings.

21. To go back to the S Health app main screen, use the Back key.

B. Setting up the SpO2 on S Health

Follow these steps to set up the SpO2 on S Health:

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.

2. Tap on S Health to launch the application.

3. Tap on SpO2 from the S Health menu/screen.

4. Read and review the on-screen instruction/information on SpO2, then tap OK to continue.

5. Now start the measurement by gently placing your finger on the sensor. Ensure your fingertip is on the center of the sensor and do not press too hard.

6. The S Health will now initiate measuring the SpO2. Wait for it to complete, then take your finger off the sensor when done.

  • While the measurement is being taken, please avoid talking or moving.
  • Also, note that the use of SpO2 on the Galaxy Note 4 S Health is not for clinical or medical use.Though you can consider this as part of your own regular wellness check.

C. Setting up the Stress Level on S Health

Follow these steps to set up the stress level with your Galaxy Note 4 S Health:

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.

2. Tap on S Health to open the application.

3. Swipe the screen to the right, then tap on SpO2.

4. You will be prompted with more options/functions under SpO2. Tap on Stress to measure your stress level.

5. Read and review the onscreen information / instructions and then tap OK to continue.

6. To start the measurement of your stress level, gently place your finger on the sensor. Be sure to place your fingertip on the center of the sensor and do not press hard.

7. The measurement will then begin automatically. Just wait for it to complete.

8. When S Health is done measure your stress level, take your finger off the sensor. Normally it would just take a few seconds for S Health to complete measurement of the stress level.

Read and review the results when all done. Hope this helps!


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