The heartrate monitor is consistently off.I can check my own heart rate and it will be roughly 60 BPM, but the watch shows 120+.I'll be sitting down resting with continues reading and it will still do this.
I'm currently sitting at my desk at work and it shows 164 BPM, but checking my pulse on my neck shows 66 BPM.The accuracy is spectacular.
I knew it wouldn’t be very accurate, but this is useless.Anyone have any insight into why this may be or ways to help improve it?
To add onto this. I have the strap fairly tight to my wrist. I cannot fit a single finger between the strap and my wrist. I've also tried wearing the watch face on the bottom of my wrist to see if it is more accurate there. No change for the HRM.
Hi @userdwWiSLgoFH Thanks for bringing this to the Community. As show in the diagram on page 8 of the User Manual for the Gear Sport, your device should be worn below just below your wrist bone, fastened securely but not super tight, with the heart rate sensor laying on the top of your wrist. If you cannot fit a finger between your strap and your wrist, I would recommend loosening it just a little bit and seeing it makes a difference in the heart rate tracking.
After playing around with settings and where I'm wearing the watch I found an optimal location and settings. Placing the watch roughly 3/4 of an inch below the wrist bone and turning OFF continues heart rate monitor seems to provide proper HRM. If either of these two is different the HRM is off by a large factor.
The position of the watch makes it uncomfortable as it is sitting to far back on the arm.