The fact that this is marketed as a fitness watch is RIDICULOUS. Despite resetting this thing multiple times, it does not track heart rate during workouts. Furthermore, even when it does, the calories burned are ridiculously low. I have compared this thing directly with a fitbit ionic and an apple watch series 4 and just genuinely don't understand samsungs algorithm for calories burned. They are clearly not using heart rate and seem to only barely be using steps or something.
I hiked a 12,000 foot mountain on a trail rated as advanced with the galaxy watch on one wrist and an apple watch on the other. Samsung ended up saying my daily calories burned were 1,400 while apple watch said 2,700. I repeated the test the following day with the same hike and activity level but compared the samsung to the fitbit ionic, the samsung said I burned 1,500 calories for the day and fitbit said 2,800.
As i am writing this, i have been on a walk for over 45 minutes and it has not caught my heart rate at all the entire time, despite me switching it from wrist to wrist, restarting the work out and alternating its position on my wrist.
Samsung should not be allowed to market this as a fitness watch in any way shape or form. If you care at all about fitness, dont buy this. I honestly want my money back because after encountering these issues with my watch, I went looking and discovered years worth of samsung users complaining about these issues and yet they have never been acknowledged or resolved.
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