Same for me.
My previous watches (Gear S2, Gear Fit, & Gear Fit 2 Pro) all averaged about 150-200 calories per mile jogged, depending on my pace, heart rate, weather, etc.
The Galaxy Watch Active is only showing about 100 calories per mile. I tried it with the Strava app and it was better. I'd like to use Samsung Health though. Hopefully a software update can fix it.
Same problem! Watch Active says 30 mins on elliptical burned 29 cal. But mowing my lawn for an hour under "other workouts" shows over 1000 cal. (side note: lawn mowing needs to be a workout.)
For the record, I tried to let the watch detect that I was working out on elliptical It did not detect any activity, even if my HR registered at 120+ for 40 minutes. But it will detect a workout when I mow the lawn too. Go figure...
Another theory I have is this... It seems to do well with "other workouts", probably because it doesn't know what we are doing and relies on the HR in that mode?
This has not been corrected with the new watch; it's one of the reasons why I still wear my Fitbit on the opposite wrist!
Use the calorie count only as a basic guideline. I had a Garmin for two weeks and loved the app but had to return the watch because it couldn't record heart rate during intense exercise.
Same problem here. I'm doing Insanity Max 30 - which is not an easy 30 minutes. I wish there was an option for a HIIT workout, since there isn't I have tried Circuit Training and Other. It said I burned 152 calories. there is no way that could be right. I have my age, height and weight all entered. This makes me want to go back to my Fitbit because I feel like I'm working my a$$ off for with nothing to show for it on the app! Is Samsung going to even look at this issue??
Same issue for me, Endomondo reports significantly higher calorie consumption. Might be related to the fact that Samsung healt reports way too low calorie consumption while resting?
Several calculators reports my average daily calorie consumption to 3.300. Seems about right, I'm 181, about 100 kg, and even if I do have a bit too much fat, I also have a lot of muscles. Samsung suggest that my average daily consumption should be 2.300 calories, so if I wanna loose weight I should eat like 2.000 calories a day.
I'd definitely loose weight at 2.000 calories a day...
My Samsung Galaxy watch seemed low on its calorie count so I ran a test. I ran 3 miles on a treadmill at a moderate pace and it took me 36 minutes. I tracked myself on my Samsung Galaxy Watch using S Health. I also used a Wahoo Tickr X chest strap and tracked it on the Wahoo App. Finally I used the Bose Soundsport Pulse heart rate monitoring headphones connected to the Digifit ICardio app. The age, height, and weight settings were the same in each. I reset each device before starting. Here are the results:
The Samsung Watch: 369 Calories burned, 137 avg HR, 179 Max HR, showed 21 minutes at max zone.
Wahoo Chest Sensor: 522 Calories burned, 137 avg HR, 154 Max HR, Showed 36 min in peak zone.
Bose/ICardio Sensor: 651 Calories burned, 155 avg HR, 185 Max HR, Showed 23 min zone 5 and above.
So who do I trust? Why is the Samsung so low? This can’t all be written off to algorhythm differences. What gives?