Does your Smartwatch Track your Sexual Activity?

Does your Smartwatch Track your Sexual Activity?

Smartwatches have revolutionised the world ever since they came into the market. Some of the most widely used watches available today such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Nike+, came out between 2006 and 2013.

These watches began growing in popularity in 2013-2014 thanks to the fact that they help in tracking calories burned, average heart rate, workouts, sleep habits, and much more. They have become a staple among fitness enthusiasts who want more control over their lives.

But do they record EVERY type of activity? Specifically, do they record the sort of “adult-only” activity that takes place in your bedroom?

The answer to this isn’t exactly a yes or a no. Your smartwatch certainly detects and records the changes in your heart rate pattern and can detect your body movements. However, it does not categorize these changes under physical activity or sex as long as you manually enter it under that category. This data can also be removed or edited by the user.

Also, the changes in the heart rate and breathing are noted only if they are significant, that is if you are having *ahem ahem* (aggressive?) sex.

Do Heart Rate Monitors Detect Masturbation?

What Smartwatch users have to say

When I asked a friend of mine who owns a Samsung smartwatch about this, he explained that in the older versions, the watch would count masturbation or sex as a few steps and would measure the heart rate changes.

However, in the latest models, the watch has become smarter and doesn’t count as steps anymore but does still record changes in heart rate.

Users have also shared that the watch shows an increase in heart rate corresponding to their climax and a decrease corresponding to other activities like going down on their partner.

Does Sex count as a workout?

Sadly, the number of calories burnt during sex isn’t that significant. Sex demands 101 calories from men and just 69 from women, burning an average of 3.6 calories per minute.

Whereas, an effective workout should generally be demanding 400 to 500 calories per workout session. Thus, you cannot solely rely on sex for physical activity if you are looking to shed some of that fat. Although, sex isn’t a bad idea for a quick burner session after your main workout!


Smartwatches can detect only the most significant heart rate changes and body movements while you are having sex or masturbating. It only stores this information as biometric data and doesn’t categorize it under physical activity or sex, however, you do have the option to do so manually.

On another note, sex cannot be counted as physical activity but rather as an additional burner session complimenting your main workout if your goal is to lose weight and get in an effective workout!

Let us know, if would you want to experiment and see what your watch can analyse about your sex life.