My wife has the Galaxy Active 2. Our understanding was that the watch was able to track calories burned and heart rate. But we question that, the accuracy anyway. We exercise 3-4 mornings a week.No matter what exercise we do, no matter the level of intensity, the result is ALWAYS the same as far as calories burned. How is that possible ? Is the calories burned solely based on length of time of exercise session, no matter what level of intensity ?
It’s pretty outrageous if you ask me. What is the benefit of purchasing the Galaxy Active 2 rather than the regular Galaxy Watch, which I have, if it doesn’t accurately calculate calories ? I think you’re better off purchasing the regular Galaxy Watch. I’m planning to do a test. Tomorrow my wife and I will switch watches while exercising to see what her results are wearing my watch which seems to provide more accuracy with calories, as my calorie count changes based on the workout I do. What a scam !
Unfortunately, it's a known fact that the Samsung suite of watches/apps, calculate calories based upon your own metrics, (height, weight, age, and whether you're male or female. The word used to describe that particular metric was rewarded with a "Bleep"... LOL) and time exercising. That's why all activities (except run and bike, I think) are calculated the same, whether you're doing Yoga, or HIIT. I know it's not the "right" way to calculate like Garmin, Suunto, Polar, and other "real" fitness watches, but that's not the target crowd of the Samsung watches. Sad, but it's a fact of life.
This action also will mess up many other of your health metrics, like recovery time, your zones, EPOC, and other things that many non-gym rat types use to determine how hard to hit it today, or rest until tomorrow to allow their bodies to fully recover. Exercising too early can lead to sprains, strains, muscle pulls, and all sorts of other problems.