I've several complaints about this watch but let me, for now, address just only one, the step counter.
Let's try and ignore for a few seconds all the marketing and hype Samsung has done about this watch as far as fitness tracking is concerned (and there was A LOT of it... ), i.e., auto detect this and that, tracks a gazillion different exercises, you can now leave your phone at home, etc., etc., etc.
Samsung Health allows that I (exclusively for my galaxy phone) "Pause counting steps" but it does NOT allow the same for my watch!! So, when I go for a 4 and a half hours of MTB riding I get 12000 steps or if I spend 20 minutes on the Elliptical trainer I get 3000 steps!! Come on! This is ridiculous!! Who designs, tests and then approves these features?!!?
I don't have the auto-detection feature enabled for any activity. I manually start all the activities I do, so if I'm cycling why, oh why, does the watch still count steps?! But even worse, why can't I control this with say, a Pause option just like it is available for my phone?!
And when I do want it to count my steps it counts around 15 to 20% less than the watch (which on several tests I've done is WAY closer to the real value).
Come on Samsung!! This is pretty basic and obvious stuff!!