Even with the new update it still has the same step counting and other health monitoring issues.
Samsung Watch Info:
Model Code (Full): SM-R800NZSAXAR (SM-R800) Galaxy Watch 46mm (Bluetooth)
Baseband Version: R800XXU1BRJ4
Partnered Handset Info: (What type of phone the watch is connected to.)
Model Number: Note 9 Unlocked (SM-N960U1)
Android Version: (iOS Version where applicable)
8.1.0 (Baseband version N960U1UES1ARH6)
Discrepancy amount for step counting is about 10-25%. Determined this by using S3 Frontier and tracked the same amount of steps (and counted them off as well). S3 Frontier was off only by a couple of steps, vs Galaxy Watch was off by 10-25%. Heart Rate monitor seems a bit off as well, sometimes higher than expected, and other times lower than expected (I don't think my heart rate is 53 when on average it's around 71, and if I take it again it jumps up to 100).
Battery on the Galaxy Watch seems ok but didn't really test it all day since after the above testing it didn't warrant me wearing it anymore if it wasn't going to track things correctly. The S3 Frontier on the other hand is getting terrible battery life now where it doesn't last a day anymore.
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The new 46mm Galaxy Watch I bought today just updated to that. However, despite having it on all day, I see "0 steps" when I check. It literally thinks I haven't taken a single step now... this is so frustrating.