Thank goodness someone else has had the same problem! I thought for a second it was just my watch! The more I use it the more I've noticed that for lower impact workouts like walking, running or treadmill that the heart rate and calorie counter seem to be fairly accurate it's just for the more intense exercises that the watch still seems to struggle with. As a smart watch though I think the watch is great, I have come to like it more and more as time goes on. Of course I wish the fitness tracking was a more consistent but for my first smart watch I'm pretty happy with it. Hopefully in future generations the software will get more advanced and accurate. Not gonna hold my breath but fingers crossed! If I may ask though, which Garmin watch did you have?
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So I know that a lot of people have complained about the Galaxy Watch calculating calories as too high but I was wondering if anyone has experienced the opposite problem. I just received my Galaxy Watch Active two days ago and I've only used to a few times to track workouts but I've noticed that the calorie count for some of the workouts seems too low. When I went to the gym and used the watch to track a kettlebell workout I did (I just used the circuit training option on the watch) it says that for a 22 min workout with an average heart rate of 129bpm that I only burned 77 calories. If I use calorie burn calculators on the internet both ones that take into account heart rate and ones that don't they say that for my age, height and weight that I should have burned anywhere between 128-175 calories.
The even weirder thing is that when I have taken my dogs for a 25 minute walk around the block the watch calculates that I have burned around 156 calories even though my average heart rate was only 126 bpm. Am I just using the wrong workout setting to track my workouts? Does anyone know if there is a way to edit a workout on your Samsung health app to change the calories burned?
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