just return while you can. There is no fix at all unless SW update will be provided. Latest update does not fix it.
It is SW issue that affect ALL(100%) of watches. There is no workarounds, there is not hardware fixes. So DO NOT exachange, do not send for repair. it WILL NOT help.
PS but you can call Samsung and complain, hopefully they will fix it! or just never buy anything from them
No gear sport, gear fit and gear fit2 pro works perfectly.
That’s why this situation is so ridiculous for samsung!
Thanks for your reply. That's so stupid. Technology is supposed to move forwards not backwards!! Do you know if the gear is as accurate as the fitbit and counts after 5 steps rather than 20 steps like the galaxy did? I've already returned my galaxy watch to ee. But saw the gear sport in the flesh the other day and loved that it looked just like the galaxy. I love the circle watch face with the rotating bezel. Currently have the fitbit ionic but hate the square sporty look. The gear sport looks like formal too not just for fitness
Don't expect a fix for this. Here's their answer.
Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you.
We kindly inform you that we have received an answer from the department in charge of the Samsung Gear.
When you are watching the galaxy watch's screen while walking, the steps might not be recognized all if the you didn't walk continously (For example, 10 step, rest or stop, 20 steps, rest or stop, 30 steps, rest or stop -> you could think that it's 60 steps)
The Galaxy Watch requests to walk more than 15 steps to recognize it.
It is the condition of initial continous steps.
The gear device(galaxy watch) and the mobile phone use different algorithm to detect steps. Because wearable pedometer is carried on the user's wrist.
If there is no condition of initial continous steps, Wearable pedometer can report many false steps from unexpected various hand or arm motion.
Wearable pedometer has various advanced false step rejection filters.
But it couldn't recognize the small steps.
So the mobile phone's counted steps and the gear device(galaxy watch)'s counted steps couldn't be same thing.
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